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|Historic Procurement Opportunities: Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement with Europe Dramatically Changes Public Utility Procurement|
Robert A. Glasgow, Brenda C. Swick; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 10, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014For the first time Canadian “Public Utility Companies” will have their procurement processes, evaluation methodologies and contract awards subject to international disciplines under the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (“CETA”) between Canada and the European Union. ...
|Alberta Renewables Update: Alberta Government Signals Greater Customer Choice for Renewable Energy|
Ryan MacIsaac; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 10, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014The Alberta government in its recent Speech from the Throne promised to introduce an alternative renewable energy framework that will allow consumers to exercise choice within the existing system.
|Social Media and Disclosure in Litigation: Garacci v Ross|
Frances Candy, Roland Hung; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 9, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014Information disseminated through social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn is of growing utility in litigation matters. Evidence obtained from social media accounts by way of discovery preservation and production orders has significantly strengthened the positions of litigating parties....
|The National Class - Meeking v. The Cash Store (Manitoba)|
John P. Brown; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 9, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014There are several key jurisdictional questions raised by this case relating to the enforceability of class action judgments issued in one province that purport to bind class members from other provinces. The case is now before the Supreme Court of Canada which will be considering such issues as (a)...
|Alberta Seeks Feedback on Employment Standards|
McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
April 4, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014Alberta’s Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour is currently reviewing Alberta’s Employment Standards Code, with the goal of ensuring that the legislation fulfills the needs of today’s modern workplace. The Ministry is requesting consultation from key stakeholders and the...
|Canada Confirms Plans to Extend Mandatory Public Reporting of Payments in the Extractive Sector to Aboriginal Entities|
Sam Adkins, Stephanie Axmann; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 4, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014For the past several years, the federal government has been seeking public input on its plans to increase resource revenue transparency in the extractive sector in Canada and align its reporting standards with those of international markets. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) began consultations with...
|Canadian Government Launches Consultations on Mandatory Payment Disclosure Rules|
John W. Boscariol, Robert A. Glasgow; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 4, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014The Government of Canada has announced that it has opened consultations with industry regarding a plan to establish new mandatory reporting standards for payments made to governments by companies active in the extractive sector, including mining, oil, and gas. These new standards reflect the...
|Competition Bureau Releases Draft Price Maintenance Guidelines|
Oliver J. Borgers, Michele F. Siu; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 4, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014On March 20, 2014, the Bureau released draft guidelines on its enforcement approach to price maintenance for public consultation. Price maintenance (section 76 of the Competition Act) includes the practise of a supplier setting a minimum advertised or resale price of its product. In 2009,...
|Canada’s Top Court Confirms Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board Policy for Chronic Onset Stress|
McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014In Martin v. Alberta (Workers’ Compensation Board), 2014 SCC 25, released on March 28, 2014, the SCC found Alberta’s WCB policy on chronic onset stress claims to be reasonable. The policy requires work-related events to be excessive or unusual in comparison with the normal pressures and...
|Anti-Assignment Clauses in Government Contracts|
Brenda C. Swick; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014When bidding on government contracts, special care should be taken to consider the consequences of any decision to restructure the bidding entity during the procurement process. Anti-assignment clauses in federal government solicitation documents will be strictly interpreted by the courts to allow...