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|Canadian Securities Administrators Propose Significant Amendments to Rights Offering Regime|
Frédéric Cotnoir, Claire Gowdy, Robert O. Hansen, Wendi A. Locke, Andrew Parker; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 23, 2014, previously published on December 5, 2014On November 27, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published proposed amendments to the rights offering regime that aim to make rights offerings more expedient and less costly by creating a streamlined prospectus exemption for reporting issuers (Proposed Exemption). The proposed...
|54 Bids Totaling 6,627.5MW Submitted in Connection with Hydro-Québec Distribution’s 450MW Wind RFP|
Louis-Nicolas Boulanger, Franck Marvel Ngandui; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 17, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014On November 6, 2014, Hydro-Québec Distribution (“HQD”) publicly opened the sealed bids received in response to its request for proposals launched on December 18, 2013, for the purchase of 450MW of wind power produced in Québec. The submission of bids, initially due for...
|“Golden Leashes” Are Back: Will Shareholder Activists Win This Round?|
Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra L. Schubert; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 17, 2014, previously published on November 18, 2014After taking a break this past proxy season, “golden leash” arrangements are back in the spotlight. A few days ago, Third Point LLC proposed so-called “golden leash” arrangements for their two nominees to the board of Dow Chemical Co.
|The Second Opinion: “Use it or Lose it” — The BCCA Warns Parties to Act Quickly in Response to a Fundamental Breach (or Suffer the Consequences)|
Anthony M.C. Alexander; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 17, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014A recent ruling of the British Columbia Court of Appeal, A & G Investments Inc. v. 0915630 B.C. Ltd., 2014 BCCA 425, provides a useful primer on the available mechanisms for bringing a contract to an end.
|BC Hydro Amends Standing Offer Program Rules to Exclude Existing Generators|
Maxime Léveillé, Sven Milelli; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 17, 2014, previously published on November 27, 2014On November 26, 2014, BC Hydro announced that it has amended its Standing Offer Program (SOP) rules to make existing generation no longer eligible for participation in the SOP. BC Hydro states that the amendment is in line with BC Hydro’s 2013 Clean Energy Strategy contained in its Integrated...
|National Energy Board Rules in Favour of Trans Mountain|
Paul R. Cassidy, Gordon M. Nettleton, Monika A. Sawicka; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 15, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014On October 9, 2014, Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC’s (“Trans Mountain”) motion was heard by the National Energy Board (“NEB”) after a series of incidents between Trans Mountain and the City of Burnaby (“Burnaby”). Burnaby officials ticketed Trans Mountain...
|Rules Requiring Disclosure of Participation of Women on Boards and in Senior Management coming into force December 31, 2014|
Myreille Gilbert, Jonathan R. Grant, Joelle Lecours-Bouchard, Wendi A. Locke, Genevieve Pinto; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 15, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published October 15, 2014 in final form amendments to the governance disclosure rules contained in National Instrument 58-101 - Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices(Amendments) that will require public companies which are reporting issuers in...
|Supreme Court of Canada Recognizes a General Principle of Good Faith in Contractual Performance|
Neil Finkelstein, Brandon Kain; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 15, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014The Supreme Court of Canada has released a precedent-setting judgment in the area of contract law. In Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71, the Court recognized for the first time that there is a general organizing principle of good faith in the performance of contracts throughout Canada. The appeal was...
|B.C. Government Tables Comprehensive LNG Tax Legislation|
TJ Kang, Brian O'Neill, Monika A. Sawicka; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 15, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014On October 21, 2014, British Columbia Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced Bill 6 - 2014, the Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act (the “Act”), which proposes an income tax, effective for taxation years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, payable on net income from liquefaction...
|Supreme Court of Canada Gives Quick Win To BCTF On Parental Benefits|
Christopher McHardy; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 27, 2014The Supreme Court of Canada recently made a rare oral ruling from the bench, giving the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (“BCTF”) a quick win in their appeal of a decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal regarding discrimination and unequal treatment under the Human Rights Code and the...