Document(s) published by this organization: 106
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|CSA Proposes Dramatic Changes to Take-Over Bid Rules in Canada: A Good Day for Target Companies|
Robert N. Black, Sarah Bode, Don Collie; Davis LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014A significant proposal regarding the take-over bid regime in Canada was released on September 11, 2014 by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). The CSA and the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) in Quebec had previously released competing proposals in March 2013 on how...
|Anti-Spam Law Update: CRTC Says Municipalities May Be Subject to CASL|
Chris Bennett, Bill Hearn, Tamara L. Hunter, David Spratley; Davis LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014There has been some debate about whether municipal governments are subject to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) or whether, like the provincial and federal governments, municipal governments are exempt from CASL.
|The Independence of Scotland: A Legal Primer for Canadians|
Brandon Barnes; Davis LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014On September 18, Scotland will hold a referendum on whether it should become an independent state. Although Scotland is a decidedly minority partner in the economy of the United Kingdom 0 it holds 8.3% of the population of the UK and less than 10% of the UK’s estimated GDP - the prospect of...
|CSA's 2014 Continuous Disclosure Review Program Finds 76% of Reviewed Issuers Disclosed Insufficient Information|
Robert N. Black, Sarah Bode; Davis LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014The recently released Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) Staff Notice 51-341 contains the conclusions from the CSA’s Continuous Disclosure Review Program for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. The Continuous Disclosure Review Program’s goal is to improve the completeness,...
|Where is the Line? Extra-Provincial Payroll May Affect Ontario Severance Pay|
Mari Hotta, Michael S. Richards; Davis LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014More Ontario employers may face liability for severance pay after a recent decision cast doubt on the meaning of “payroll” under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). On April 17, 2014, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released Paquette v Quadraspec Inc....
|Canada Delays Mandatory Disclosure of Resource Payments to First Nations for Two Years: Delay and Provincial Support for Scheme Clears Way for Legislation this Fall|
Graham Erion; Davis LLP;
September 4, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014Canada’s move towards mandatory reporting of resource payments by mining and oil & gas companies to host governments got a big push recently at a meeting of provincial and territorial resource ministers. First, all provinces and territories endorsed the federal government’s plan to...
|'Asphalte Desjardins' Clarifies Obligations of Québec Employers Upon Resignation of an Employee|
Melissa Gaul, André C. Giroux; Davis LLP / Davis SENCRL/SRL;
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014On July 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its highly anticipated decision in Québec (Commission des normes du travail) v. Asphalte Desjardins inc. (“Asphalte Desjardins”) clarifying the obligations of Québec employers in the context of employee resignations....
|Human Rights Tribunal Asks Complainant to Pay Respondent’s Legal Costs|
Maggie Campbell; Davis LLP;
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014On August 15, 2014, the BC Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) released its decision in Ma v. Dr. Iain G.M. Cleator and another, 2014 BCHRT 180 (“Cleator”), where it ordered the complainant to pay a portion of the respondent’s costs. In doing so, the Tribunal sent a...
|Are You in Compliance with Mandatory Workplace Posting Requirements in Ontario?|
Brittany Taylor; Davis LLP;
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014As of June 1, 2014 the Ministry of Labour has rolled out version 5.0 of the “What You Should Know About the Employment Standards Act” poster, affectionately known as the “ESA Poster.” Version 5.0 of the ESA Poster reflects the recent changes to minimum wage under the...
|Freezing Assets of Politically-Exposed Persons: A Feature of Canada’s International Sanctions Regime|
Brandon Barnes; Davis LLP;
August 14, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014To date, Canada’s response to the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine has been the imposition of sanctions on Pro-Russian elements of the former Ukrainian government and Eastern Ukrainian separatist factions linked to Moscow. Russia itself has responded with sanctions directed at prominent...