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|New Procurement Process for Large Renewable Projects|
Ryann Atkins, Suzanne V. Murphy, Omar Soliman, Stephanie L. Yarmo; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 14, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014We recently highlighted some of the anticipated features of the Ontario Power Authority’s (the “OPA”) new Large Renewable Procurement (“LRP”) process, a competitive procurement system for renewable energy projects generally larger than 500 kW. Since then, the OPA has...
|What Do Your Policies Say About Termination?|
Donovan Plomp; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014Many employers have policies about termination, and specifically about what an employee is entitled to if terminated without cause. It is a good idea to try to manage the cost of terminations, but it needs to be done properly to be effective.
|FATCA - An Update|
Nigel P.J. Johnston; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 8, 2014On February 5, 2014 Canada and the United States signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The IGA is a Model 1 agreement under which "reporting Canadian financial institutions" report the relevant information regarding US...
|Discovery in Class Actions: The Scope of Parties’ Obligations|
Stephanie Sugar; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 8, 2014“Discovery” is a broad term that describes the procedure by which evidence is obtained and collected for the purposes of litigation. Each party has the right to see all of the relevant documentary evidence in a party’s possession, and to examine the other parties orally, in order...
|Joint Review Panel Releases Report on Site C Clean Energy Project|
Sven Milelli; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014Today, the report of the joint federal-provincial panel (the Joint Review Panel) appointed to review BC Hydro’s proposed Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C) was publicly released, following its submission to the federal and BC governments on May 1, 2014.
|Regulatory Risks Faced by Auditors: the Calm Before the Wave?|
William D. Black, Shane C. D'Souza; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 7, 2014Much has been written about the scope of auditor liability. Even more ink has been spilled about the increasing prevalence of civil litigation against auditors and accountants, such as the recent court decisions against the auditors of Livent Inc. and Castor Holdings Ltd., the landmark settlement...
|Duty to Accommodate Child Care Obligations? The Federal Court of Appeal Weighs In|
Rosalie Cress; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014What is an employer’s duty to accommodate an employee’s child care obligations? This topic continues to be a hot one in the workplace, as employers try to balance the need to retain talent and ensure a productive workplace.
|More Russian Entities Hit by Canadian Economic Sanctions|
John W. Boscariol; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014Yesterday, Canada added 16 more entities to its list of designated persons under its economic sanctions measures against Russia. Canada has now imposed broad sanctions against 90 entities and individuals in connection with recent events in Ukraine and Russia. As summarized in our last alert, Canada...
|Ontario Adds Three New Job-Protected Leaves for Families|
Matthew Demeo; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014On April 29, 2014, Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014, received Royal Assent and is set to come into force October 29, 2014. With the passing of this bill, employees in Ontario are now entitled to three new job-protected leaves (in addition to any...
|Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Guidance on Practices and Disclosure for Proxy Advisory Firms but Steer Clear of Rules|
David Létourneau, Sonia J. Struthers; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 6, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently released for comment proposed National Policy 25-201, Guidance for Proxy Advisory Firms (Proposed Policy). Comments are requested by June 23, 2014.