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|Performance Claims: Ontario Superior Court Orders Rogers to Pay $500,000 Administrative Monetary Penalty in Chatr Case|
Jonathan Bitran, Donald B. Houston, Dominic Thérien; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 4, 2014On February 21, 2014, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (OSCJ) released its penalty decision in Commissioner of Competition v. Chatr Wireless Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. Further to an application by the Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner), the OSCJ previously found that, in...
|Legal Implications of Accepting Bitcoin as Payment|
Rahim Esmail, Terry Gao, Emily MacKinnon; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014The number of Canadian businesses accepting virtual currencies as a form of payment is growing. Bitcoin is emerging as the most popular of these new currencies - none of which are subject to a central authority. Governments, including Canada’s federal government, are starting to take note,...
|Tax Changes to Non-Profit Organizations Likely|
Christopher Falk, Shanon O.N. Grauer, Stefanie Morand; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014Paragraph 149(1)(l) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) exempts from Canadian federal income tax a range of clubs, societies and associations commonly referred to as non-profit organizations (NPOs).
|Québec Government and Alcoa Announce New Power Supply Agreement|
Louis-Nicolas Boulanger, Mark McEwan; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014The Government of Québec and Alcoa announced today that they have entered into a new agreement for the supply of electricity by Hydro-Québec to Alcoa’s Bécancour, Deschambault and Baie-Comeau facilities.
|Toronto Stock Exchange Makes Majority Voting Mandatory|
Charles-Antoine Soulière, Sonia J. Struthers; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
February 28, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) announced on February 13, 2014, amendments (Amendments) to the TSX Company Manual (Manual) mandating majority voting. From June 30, 2014 (Effective Date), the Amendments will require each director of a TSX-listed issuer, other than directors of a majority-controlled...
|Copyright Law - Year in Review|
Frances Candy, Roland Hung, Barry B. Sookman; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014While 2013 was not a seminal year for Canadian copyright cases when compared to 2012, there were certainly some memorable decisions which provide a worthwhile read by any standards. The following is a sampling of some of the most interesting cases of the year. A fuller description of the below...
|How Does Real Estate Security Differ Between Canada and the U.S.? The Power of the Private Power of Sale.|
Paul Galbraith; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014A few weeks ago, I blogged about one of the key differences between taking security in Canada as compared to the US, which is a question I’m often asked by lenders when working on cross-border transactions. As a follow up to that post, I’m going to discuss one other reason why lender...
|New Procurement Process for Large Renewable Energy Projects|
Suzanne V. Murphy, Omar Soliman, Stephanie L. Yarmo; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014We recently highlighted some important changes by the Ontario Power Authority (the “OPA”) to Ontario’s renewable energy procurement program for microFIT, Small FIT, Large FIT and Contract Capacity Set-Asides. Perhaps the most significant of these changes originated in an Ontario...
|The Second Opinion: Mandatory Audit Rights and the CBCA|
Brandon Kain; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 21, 2014Can a private corporation decline to provide audited financial statements to its shareholders without their unanimous consent on the ground that it is too expensive for it to do so? The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently addressed this question in Li v. Global Chinese Press Inc, 2014 BCCA...
|National Assembly of Quebec Allows Appeal (With Leave) From Decisions Certifying a Class Action|
Donald Bisson; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014On February 17, 2014, a committee of the National Assembly of Quebec has adopted a modification to Bill 28 (An Act to establish the new Code of Civil Procedure) by which the upcoming new rules of procedure for Quebec will now allow appeals (with leave) from decisions certifying class action. Such...