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|The Preliminary Merits Test for Secondary Market Claims is Not Just a ¿Speed Bump¿ to Certification: The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Test with its Decision in Theratechnologies Inc. v. 121851 Canada Inc.|
David T. Neave, Rebecca R. von Rüti; Davis LLP;
May 12, 2015, previously published on May 5, 2015Following amendments made in the last decade to various provincial Securities Acts to include statutory causes of action in the secondary market against public issuers for misrepresentation and/or failure to make timely disclosure to investors there has been ongoing debate about the appropriate...
|Canada Adopts Significant Changes to Foreign Investment Review Framework|
Catherine A. Pawluch, J. Kevin Wright; Davis LLP;
April 21, 2015, previously published on April 01, 2015On March 25, 2015, the Canadian government adopted regulations that significantly affect the foreign investment review framework. The new regulations, which take effect on April 24, 2015, implement the long anticipated changes to the existing thresholds that trigger a net benefit review under the...
|New Policy Guidelines for Police Information Checks in British Columbia|
Larry Page; Davis LLP;
April 21, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015 In the past, when employers in British Columbia requested police information checks on prospective employees, there were no clear guidelines on the type of information that would be provided. It was common for police information checks to include information about mental health issues relating to...
|Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission: Supreme Court Expands Reach of Constructive Dismissal|
Karen R. Bock; Davis LLP;
April 21, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015 In March of 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada addressed the issue of constructive dismissal from employment in the case of Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission, 2015 SCC 10. In doing so, the court has clarified the scope of constructive dismissal and updated the test for...
|Important Changes Coming to Alberta’s Guarantees Acknowledgment Act|
Michael J. Styczen, Catrina Webster; Davis LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015Long-awaited changes to Alberta’s Guarantees Acknowledgment Act1 (“GAA”) will come into effect on April 30, 2015.2 These changes will have a significant effect on the practice of providing personal guarantees in Alberta.
|Major Changes to Capital Raising Exemptions in Canada: Is This Good News or Bad News for Issuers?|
Robert N. Black, Sarah Bode, Don Collie; Davis LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have announced that they are implementing significant changes to the “accredited investor” (AI) and “minimum amount” prospectus exemptions set out in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions. On the same...
|Priority in Security Interests: Lessons for Secured Creditors|
M. Sandra Appel; Davis LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015In the opening paragraph of his decision in CFI Trust v. Royal Bank of Canada 2013 BCSC 1715, Supreme Court Justice Elliot Myers drew a parallel to the dark comedy Fargo, but this case was no laughing matter to the two creditors involved, who were left fighting over the remains after the fraudulent...
|Saskatchewan Employee Snooping Case: Do Two Privacy Wrongs Make a Right?|
Tamara L. Hunter; Davis LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015In November 2014, the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner (“SIPC”) issued an Investigation Report (No. 088/2013) in a case involving employee “snooping” in personal health records held by the Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority (the...
|Employer Monitoring of Work Computers: What are the Privacy Rights of Employees?|
Larry Page; Davis LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015Employers have an interest in ensuring that computer systems in the workplace are used for proper purposes and not for unlawful conduct, information theft, harassment of other employees, and other similar improper uses. In order to monitor workplace computer use, employers have access to...
|Q&A: Recessionary Layoffs Revisited in Alberta|
Michael D.A. Ford; Davis LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015During the recession of 2008, many Alberta human resource practitioners and general counsels had to address the impact of employee layoffs. With the current state of economic matters and the price per barrel of oil, many employers have made inquiries regarding whether legal severance requirements...