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Adobe PDFDo Building Permits Affect Title to Real Estate? A Consideration of MacDonald v. Chicago Title
Simon P. Crawford; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on January 1, 2016
No, although unfortunately, we have to overcome a December 2015 decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in order to support that "no". A decision that, in order to square with the legal framework of real estate law, will need to be either overturned or distinguished, filed away and...

 

HTMLTSX Outlines Proposed Venture Exchange Reform
James Clare, Christopher J. Doucet; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 4, 2016, previously published on December 21, 2015
On December 17, 2015, the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV or the Exchange) published a White Paper on its proposed broad-based reforms to various TSXV rules, policies and strategies aimed at fostering renewed interest in the Exchange and its services in the wake of ongoing sluggish capital markets...

 

HTMLCanada Signs Global Climate Change Agreement
Hugo M. Alves, Michael R. Barrett, Jesslyn G. Maurier, Thomas W. McInerney, Duncan M. McPherson; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 4, 2016, previously published on December 14, 2015
After many marathon negotiation sessions, Canada, along with 195 other countries, signed a new climate agreement this past weekend called the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement was adopted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

 

HTMLLessons from the Suncor-Canadian Oil Sands Shareholder Rights Plan Decision
J. Paul D. Barbeau, Brent W. Kraus, Katie Miller, Alan Rankine; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 4, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015
On December 14, 2015, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) released its much anticipated decision (the Decision, Re Suncor Energy Inc., 2015 ABASC 984) concerning the 120-day shareholder rights plan adopted by Canadian Oil Sands Limited (COSL) in response to the unsolicited take-over bid for...

 

HTMLISS and Glass Lewis Announce 2016 Canadian Proxy Voting Guideline Updates
Karen Keck, Jon C. Truswell, Elyse P. van Spronsen; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 23, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2015
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their respective Canadian proxy voting guidelines for the upcoming 2016 proxy season. The ISS updates will apply to shareholder meetings of publicly traded Canadian companies occurring on...

 

HTMLAlberta Securities Commission and Nunavut Securities Office Publish Proposed Start-up Business Exemption
Bruce A. Hibbard, Matthew R. Olson, Alan Rankine; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2015
The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) and Nunavut Securities Office recently published for comment proposed Multilateral Instrument 45-109 Prospectus Exemption for Start-Up Businesses (the Proposed Exemption). The Proposed Exemption aims to facilitate capital raising by start-up and early-stage...

 

HTMLAlberta Announces Climate Leadership Plan
Thomas W. McInerney, Duncan M. McPherson, Katie Miller; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on November 22, 2015
Today the Alberta government announced its Climate Leadership Plan (Plan) and released to the public the Climate Leadership Report to Minister (Report) it commissioned from the Climate Change Advisory Panel.

 

HTMLThe Gap, the Trap and the Binding Spring
Darrel H. Pearson, George W. H. Reid; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on November 16, 2015
In three decisions released concurrently by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) on September 18, 2015 (collectively referred to as the Bri-Chem trilogy), the CITT instructed the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that the CITT's legal interpretations of the Customs Act are binding on...

 

HTMLOntario Climate Change Policy Developments
Michael R. Barrett; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2015
On November 24, 2015, the Ontario government released its long-term Climate Change Strategy (CCS) as part of the province's expanding climate change policy development process.

 

HTMLReport to the Government of Alberta on the Development, Renewal and Financing of the Government's plan for Spending on Capital Projects to 2019
David A. Dodge; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 6, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015
The purpose of this report is to set out the principles that should guide the Government of Alberta "on matters broadly relating to the development, reconsideration and renewal of the Government's plan for prioritization of and spending on capital projects, including without limitation of the...

 


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