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|BC Court of Appeal Affirms Distressing Decision|
Aidan Cameron, Scott Smythe; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014On December 30, 2013, we wrote about the BC Supreme Court’s decision in Delane Industry Co. Ltd. v. PCI Properties Corp., 2013 BCSC 1397, where the Court held that a landlord’s termination of a commercial lease was ineffective because the landlord, having issued a demand letter while...
|Pay Me Now: Court of Appeal Delivers Lessons on Fiduciary Duties, the Business Judgment Rule, and Executive Compensation|
Shane C. D'Souza, Robert A. Glasgow, Elder C. Marques; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014The business judgment of directors setting executive compensation was front and centre in the Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Unique Broadband Systems, Inc. (Re), 2014 ONCA 538 (UBS). Although the decision is based on unique underlying facts, it offers several important lessons...
|British Columbia Enacts LNG Facility Regulation|
Paul Cassidy, Monika Sawicka; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014On July 21, 2014, the BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) enacted the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation (LNG Regulation) under the authority of the Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA). On the heels of BC’s increasing emphasis on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, the LNG Regulation...
|Moody’s Provides Guidance on Metal Streaming Transactions|
Patrick Deutscher, Roger Taplin; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014On July 17, 2014, Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) released a report on metal streaming transactions, in which it discusses the impact of streaming transactions on the credit profiles of mining companies. Generally, Moody’s views metal streaming transactions as a form of equity...
|The Enforcement Begins: Highlights of the CRTC FAQ Updates on CASL|
Roland Hung, Shana Wolch; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014CASL came into effect on July 1, 2014, including the provisions for sending commercial electronic messages (CEM) (section 6) and installing computer programs (section 8). Since July 1, 2014, it is reported that the CRTC has received more than 1,000 complaints. Hence, awareness of this new law is...
|The Prodigal Pension Plan Member|
Lorraine Allard; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014It’s one of those pension administration nightmares - someone of pensionable age shows up at your door claiming he was an employee 20 years ago and asks for his pension. There is some evidence of employment, but no record of a pension entitlement. As a fiduciary you cannot pay out benefits...
|Russia/Ukraine Economic Sanctions Update: New Measures Target the Energy, Financial and Defence Sectors|
John W. Boscariol, Robert A. Glasgow, Brandon Mattalo; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2015On July 24, 2014, following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 and continued turmoil in eastern Ukraine, the Government of Canada expanded its economic sanctions against Russia by adding individuals and entities to its lists of “designated persons” and creating new categories...
|A Practical Approach to Navigating Debarment by the Canadian Government|
Brenda C. Swick; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014Federal debarment of contractors that violate federal contracting rules is sharply on the rise. The recent Integrity Framework issued by Public Works and Government Services Canada is fuelled by a desire for government accountability in an age of unprecedented government spending. Contractors must...
|Investment Fund Managers - A Regulatory Check-up|
Cristian O. Blidariu, Michael C. Nicholas, Sean D. Sadler, Rene R. Sorell; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014The Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) has recently released two notices providing helpful guidance on the compliance operations of investment fund managers (“IFMs”). This guidance is contained in the 2013 annual review summary report for dealers, advisers and investment...
|SCC Decision Regarding Wal-Mart In Québec A Cautionary Case For All Canadian Unionized Employers|
Christopher McHardy; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014Our colleagues in Québec have produced a helpful summary of the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision involving a Wal-Mart in Jonquière, Québec, found to have breached its statutory duties during the freeze period following certification of a bargaining unit.