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By Anthony Penhale
On January 16, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission released proposed amendments to enhance the disclosure of boards’ gender diversity.
By Kosta Kostic, David Palumbo, Paola Turner, Sonia Yung
On January 9, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators ("CSA") issued CSA Staff Notice 31-336 Guidance for Portfolio Managers, Exempt Market Dealers and Other Registrants on the Know-Your-Client, Know-Your-Product and Suitability Obligations (the "2014 Notice").
By Heenan Blaikie’s Energy Group
In December, Heenan Blaikie published "Achieving Balance, Ontario’s New Long-Term Energy Plan: A Plan with Potential Sparks for the Future", an overview of the Long-Term Energy Plan for Ontario’s energy generation and distribution over the next 20 years, released on December 2, 2013, by the Ontario Ministry of Energy.
By Heenan Blaikie's Labour & Employment Group
The Supreme Court recently decided this issue in Waterman v. IBM, 2013 SCC 70, finding that pension benefits received during the notice period (notice of termination in civil law) were not deductible from damages paid to an employee for dismissal without cause.
By Heenan Blaikie
Bottom line: The consumer protection regulator in Quebec, the "Office de la protection du consommateur" (the "Office") is proposing modifications to the province’s consumer protection laws.
By Marketing, Advertising & Regulatory Group
Industry Canada released its final regulations to Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) on December 4, 2013.
By Heenan Blaikie
On December 4, 2013, Bill No. 39, the Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans Act was assented to.
By Heenan Blaikie
Hosting a holiday party for your employees is a great way to thank them for their hard work throughout the year.
By Heenan Blaikie's National Taxation Group
On November 28, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered an important decision recognizing the right of the parties, under Quebec civil law, to rectify an agreement that gave rise to unintended tax consequences, with retroactive effect (Quebec (Agence du Revenu) v. Services Environnementaux AES inc., 2013 SCC 65).
By Marie-Claude Bellemare
On November 25, 2013, important modifications to the Fisheries Act entered into force further to the adoption, in June 2012, of the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act.
By Heenan Blaikie
The Government of Ontario recently introduced Bill 141, An Act to enact the Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act, 2013 which, if passed, would create substantial opportunities for public-private partnership transactions in the province.
By Heenan Blaikie’s Energy Group
The Ministry of Energy released its Long-Term Energy Plan ("LTEP") for Ontario on December 2, 2013, entitled Achieving Balance.
By Neil Wiener
On November 21, 2013, the securities commissions of each of the Canadian provinces issued for comment a new prospectus exemption for companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
By Stéphane Duval
In the current economic climate, business immigration and global mobility have become important factors in the Canadian economy.
By Simon Ruel
On November 13, 2013, the Quebec Minister of Justice introduced a bill at the National Assembly, titled: Bill n°61: An Act mainly to recover amounts paid unjustly by public bodies in relation to certain contracts in the construction industry.
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