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By Anita Banicevic, Badar Yasin
Since its implementation in July 2014, CASL, has continued to generate a fair amount of controversy due to its broad application and the availability of significant administrative monetary penalties.
By Diana Lyrintzis, Sarah Powell, Alexandria Pike
On May 18, 2017, following months of speculation on how the federal government will implement its pan-Canadian price on carbon, the government released its technical paper on the federal carbon...
By Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
The Financial Post recently published an article outlining findings in a report by Davies affiliated scholar Poonam Puri and Kingsdale's Hooman Tabesh about the effect of the CSA's takeover bid...
By Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Davies partner Kent Thomson was recently quoted in National Post, Financial Post, about Home Capital Group Inc. and the lengthy process it will face as it struggles to shore up its liquidity...
By Elias Benhamou, Anthony Arquin
The City of Montréal (City) recently published a draft bylaw titled By-law concerning the transfer for the purposes of establishing, maintaining and improving parks and playgrounds...
By Neal Armstrong, Gregory Southam, Paul Lamarre, Daniel Peterson
On April 20, 2017 the Ontario government announced a set of measures, dubbed the Fair Housing Plan, intended to "help more people find an affordable place to call home, while bringing stability to...
By Derek Ricci, Michael Finley
For 15 years, the standard of proof applied on certification motions in class actions has been the "some basis in fact" standard.
By Peter Glicklich, Fred Purkey, Heath Martin, Dov Whitman
The current Republican government in the United States campaigned on a promise of comprehensive tax reform.
By Marc-André Boutin, Anthony Arquin, Jean Teboul
In Ostiguy v. Allie, 2017 SCC 22, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) found that one cannot entirely rely on the entries in the Québec land register and that they do not take precedence...
By Mindy Gilbert, Jonathan Bilyk
On April 6, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released Consultation Paper 51-404, Considerations for Reducing Regulatory Burden for Non-Investment Fund Reporting Issuers.
By Alexandria Pike
The Expert Panel for the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes (Panel) released its recommendations regarding the federal Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012)...
By Steven Cutler, Oliver Desilets, Scott Fisher, Mindy Gilbert, Cynthia Hill, Peter Hong, J. Alexander Moore, Jeffrey Nadler, Patricia Olasker, Poonam Puri, Geoffrey Rawle, James Reid, Sébastien Roy, Robin Upshall, David Wilson
Canadian capital markets in 2016 were turbulent and unpredictable, to say the least. Factors that contributed to shaky investor confidence included the unprecedented British vote to exit the European Union, ...
By Melanie A. Shishler, Jennifer Longhurst
History was made yesterday when the shareholders of Toronto-Dominion Bank narrowly approved a shareholder proposal asking the board of directors to take the necessary steps to adopt a "proxy access" bylaw.
By Gillian Stacey, Andrea Burke
The bulk of Canada's anti-spam law, known colloquially as CASL, came into force on July 1, 2014. CASL sets out strict rules for a variety of online behaviours and is considered the strictest...
By James Reid, Jennifer Prieto
Could your company's next tweet or post violate Canadian securities rules? The answer may be yes...
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