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By Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
The year 2017 was eventful from both Canadian and U.S. tax perspectives. In Canada, the Liberal government introduced new rules on income splitting and released controversial proposals on the taxation...
By Patricia Olasker, Andrew Mihalik
On November 29, 2017, CanniMed announced that it had adopted a poison pill.
By Elias Benhamou, Fred Purkey, Marie-Emmanuelle Vaillancourt, Anthony Arquin
These amendments will certainly be well-received by real estate owners because they ensure a neutral and equitable tax treatment for common holding structures.
By Gregg M. Benson, Peter Glicklich, Heath Martin
Congressional Republicans are at the cusp of enacting transformative U.S. federal tax reform and getting a bill on President Trump's desk for signature, likely by the end of this week.
By John Bodrug, David Feldman
The pre-merger notification requirements of the Canadian Competition Act (Act) contain an exemption for certain types of acquisitions by creditors.
By R. Ian Crosbie, Marie-Emmanuelle Vaillancourt, Elie Roth, Christopher Anderson
Earlier this year, the Department of Finance released a set of far-reaching proposals affecting the taxation of private businesses and their shareholders.
By Brian Kujavsky, Russell Hall
The Québec government plans to have 15 retail outlets in operation by July 2018, with 150 retail outlets planned to be operational by July 2020.
By George Addy, Alysha Manji-Knight
On October 26, 2017, the Competition Bureau released for public consultation a revised version of its Immunity Program (Revised Immunity Program).
By Stéphane Eljarrat, John Bodrug
The Canadian government announced on October 30, 2017, that it is repealing the exception for "facilitation payments" to the offence of bribery under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA).
By Mindy Gilbert, Jennifer Longhurst
On October 26, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Consultation Paper 52-404 – Approach to Director and Audit Committee Member Independence (Consultation Paper)...
By Gregg M. Benson, Peter Glicklich
After many promises and surprising secrecy, House Republicans took a significant step toward enacting transformative federal tax legislation on November 2, 2017.
By Robin Upshall
The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has adopted amendments to the TSX Company Manual that require listed issuers to post certain corporate governance documents on their websites and alter...
By Mindy Gilbert, Geoffrey Rawle, Zain Rizvi
Both Impak and TokenFunder were successful in obtaining exemptive relief from CSA members to proceed with their initial coin offerings – a step in the right direction.
By Gregg M. Benson, Peter Glicklich
On June 22, 2017, on the basis of an executive order by President Trump to reduce the burden of tax regulations, the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) identified eight regulations from...
By Jennifer Longhurst
Two of Canada's largest banks – Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank) and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) – are the first public companies in Canada to adopt proxy access policies.
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