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Ain't No Stopping Us Now: Online Sale Of Insurance In Quebec
On June 13, 2018, the National Assembly of Quebec adopted an Act mainly to improve the regulation of the financial sector, the protection of deposits of money and the operation of financial institutions ("Bill 141").
Canada
24 Oct 2018
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KYC And AML Compliance - Can Blockchains Help?
Canadian legislation, more specifically the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (the "PCMLTFA"), imposes several obligations, also known as anti-money laundering ("AML") rules ...
Canada
14 Dec 2017
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Tougher Dealer Margin Requirements For Cryptocurrency Futures In Canada
Now that Bitcoin futures have begun trading on the CBOE, one of the largest futures exchanges in the world, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has issued a notice...
Canada
14 Dec 2017
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OSFI Suspends Its Advisory On Use Of Banking-Related Words
On August 11, 2017, OSFI issued an Industry Notice suspending its advisory on the use of the words "bank", "banker" and "banking" (the "Advisory") published just weeks earlier.
Canada
14 Sep 2017
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That Name Rings A Bell: OSFI Issues Advisory On Restrictions From Use Of Banking-Related Words
The Bank Act establishes an offence if a non-bank entity acquires, adopts or retains a name that contains the words "bank", "banker" and "banking"...
Canada
20 Jul 2017
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A National Price For Carbon In Canada
In a speech to Parliament on Oct. 3, 2016, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that, starting in 2018, the federal government will impose a national price on carbon.
Canada
2 Nov 2016
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Selling A Business: Top Five Tips Revealed
Business owners are often looking for opportunities to improve and grow their businesses, or in some cases, refine their exit strategies.
Canada
27 Jul 2016
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Key Regulatory Updates Insurance Companies Need To Know About
There have a been a number of recent amendments to the various provincial insurance regulatory regimes, including changes concerning interest rates on instalment payments...
Canada
30 Jun 2016
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Insureds Take Note: Québec Courts Strictly Apply Notice Provisions In Insurance Contracts
Insurance policies offer policy-holders security: the policy-holder pays a premium and in return the insurer agrees to cover the risks outlined in the policy. This coverage is not however automatic.
Canada
21 Apr 2016
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The Carbon Market And Carbon Regulation: Ensuring Compliance And Capturing Value
Provincial and state governments have begun to regulate the emissions of greenhouse gases ("GHG"). In particular, Québec and California created Cap-and-trade schemes/systems ("Cap‑and-trade") and harmonized their rules.
Canada
16 Dec 2015
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Regulatory Spotlight On Usage-Based Automobile Insurance In Ontario And Quebec
Many Canadian automobile drivers have now enrolled in usage-based insurance ("UBI") programs to benefit from a discount on their insurance premiums.
Canada
5 Jul 2015
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Distribution Of Financial Products And Services: Minister Of Finance Recommends Changes In The Regulatory Framework For Insurance And Mutual Funds In Québec
On June 16, 2015, the minister of finance (Québec) (the "minister") published a report on the application of the Act respecting the distribution of financial products and services (the "Report").
Canada
23 Jun 2015
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Contrats De Services Publics Et Lutte Contre La Corruption : Le Québec Abaisse Le Seuil D'autorisation Préalable S'appliquant À La Conclusion De Contrats Et De Sous-Contrats De Services Avec Des Organismes Publics
Le 10 juin 2015, le gouvernement du Québec a publié un décret qui abaisse de 5 millions $ à 10 millions $ le seuil de l'octroi de contrats et de sous-contrats de services avec des organismes publics du Québec.
Canada
12 Jun 2015
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Public Contracting And Anti-Corruption: Québec Lowers The Contract Value Threshold For Requiring Prior Authorization To Enter Service Contracts And Subcontracts With Public Bodies
On June 10, 2015, an Order in Council was published by the Government of Québec reducing the threshold from $5 million to $1 million for authorization prior to bidding on service contracts and subcontracts with public bodies in Québec.
Canada
12 Jun 2015
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Insurance Price-Comparison Websites Require License In Québec: AMF Provides Clarity On Online Insurance Sales
On April 2, 2015, the Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF") released Internet Insurance Offerings in Québec (the "Report"), outlining its recommendations for the online distribution of insurance.
Canada
20 Apr 2015
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Don’t Miss The Boat On Your Insurable Interest
The Superior Court of Quebec recently rendered a decision based on insurable interest in a case involving a sunken boat.
Canada
29 Jul 2014
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Regulation Of The Use Of Derivatives And Benchmarks By Financial Institutions
Amendments to the Bank Act received royal assent, allowing the Governor in Council to make regulations regarding a bank’s activities relating to derivatives.
Canada
24 Jul 2014
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A Refreshed Proposal To Streamline Disclosure Requirements For Venture Issuers
The CSA have launched new proposals to amend the disclosure and corporate governance requirements applicable to venture issuers.
Canada
18 Jun 2014
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The Carbon Market & Tax Considerations In The Trading Of Carbon Credits
The concepts of carbon risk and carbon value may still not be well understood in North America.
Canada
28 Aug 2013
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Changes To Non-Resident Tax Withholdings: More Than Meets The Eye
Are you an investment dealer or a mutual dealer that has non-resident client accounts?
Canada
23 Nov 2012
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