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By Michael Burns, Leila Rafi, Shahen Mirakian, Jason A. Chertin, Margaret McNee, Alex Bruvels, Jeffrey P. Gebert
The Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") have published the long awaited and much anticipated final version of amendments introducing a "liquid alternatives" regulatory regime in Canada (the "Final Rules").
By Carol Lyons
On September 18, 2018 the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OFSI) issued the final version of its Corporate Governance Guideline (the CG Guideline).
By Jonathan O'Hara, Geoffrey Kubrick, Robert Wisner, Mark Resnick
Late in the evening of the last Sunday in September, 14 months after President Trump triggered complex and contentious North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations, a new deal was announced.
By Joan Young
The change from an opt-in to an opt-out scheme allows BC to mirror Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, each which operate on opt-out regimes. Currently, class actions are limited to BC residents and non-residents must make an election to opt in ..
By Paul Boshyk, Patrick Groom, Hilary D. Henley, Dave McKechnie
The impending legalization of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018, presents uncharted territory for employers in Canada.
By Paul Davis, Leila Rafi, Sandra Zhao
We have seen increased attention to contested transactions in Canada – namely, unsolicited take-over bids and proxy contests – in recent years.
By James Munro
British Columbia will miss an opportunity to start crowding out the black market for marijuana by not having legal retailers open by the Oct. 17 legalization date, according to a couple of experts.
By Joan Young, Rosie R.S. Schlagintweit (Articled Student)
The ACMPR sets out the licensing regime for medical marijuana production.
By Kailey Sutton, Nicole Rozario, Melanie Paradis, Christopher Tworzyanski
In an unprecedented decision released on September 10, 2018, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba made a finding of unconstitutionality and struck down the provisions of the provincial Better Local Government Act, 2018.
By Carol Lyons, Darcy Ammerman, Sophie Papineau-Wolff (Articling Student)
As a result, the Financial Sector Reform Act is a watered-down version of the initially announced reform.
By Carol Lyons, Darcy Ammerman, Christopher Tworzyanski
Pursuant to the Acts, the stated capital of an FRFI may be reduced by special resolution so long as certain conditions are complied with.
By Laura Brazil
The legalization of recreational cannabis this October raises significant safety concerns for contractors. Legalization will bring easier access to cannabis and end the social stigma of using an illegal drug.
By Marina Tran
On August 15, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced in Multilateral CSA Notice 32-302 Notice of Revocation for Certain Local Orders Providing Registration Exemption for Trades in Connections with Certain Prospectus-Exempt Distributions and Update on BC Instrument 32-517 Exemption from Dealer Registration Requirement for Trades in Securities ...
By Mitch Koczerginski
Recent case law from Ontario confirms that a party seeking to rely on parts of an otherwise privileged document cannot simultaneously claim privilege over the same document.
By Paul D. Barbeau, Jason Haley, Cameron F. Schepp
The Alberta Securities Commission ("ASC") has updated ASC Rule 72-501 Distributions to Purchasers Outside Alberta (the "New Rule") and its related companion policy to facilitate cross-border investment...
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