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The Federal Government Continues To Implement Its IP Strategy
On August 1, 2019, the government announced that the RFP process had culminated in the selection of the IAC to structure and administer the Patent Collective program.
13 Aug 2019
CVCA Releases Q4 2018 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview
The largest exit involved a cannabis operation; a BC Tweed venture was acquired by Canopy Growth for $374M.
20 Mar 2019
Venture Capital Funding Rises Year-Over-Year In Q1 2017
Consistent with 2016, the vast majority of VC activity took place in Ontario, with 34 deals totalling $286 million USD in Q1 2017.
3 May 2017
2016 Venture Capital Activity Remained Strong İn Canada Despite A Global Downturn
Ontario took the largest share of the market by a wide margin, with $967 million USD of VC investment.
15 Feb 2017
CVCA Publishes Submission To Innovation And Growth Agenda
The Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA) recently made its Submission to the Federal Government's Innovation and Growth Agenda.
29 Sep 2016
Department of Finance Releases Conversion Rules for Income Trusts
On July 14, 2008, the Department of Finance ("Finance") released proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Tax Act") to facilitate the conversion of existing income trusts, REITs and other public flow-through entities into corporations on a tax-deferred basis (the "Conversion Rules").
16 Jul 2008
Canadian Common Share IPOs: A New Path To Liquidity For U.S. Businesses
On May 17, 2007, Northstar Healthcare Inc. completed the first Canadian initial public offering of high dividend common shares by a U.S. business. Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Northstar was formed to indirectly acquire and/or manage ambulatory surgery centres in the United States, focusing initially on Houston and other metropolitan areas in Texas.
26 Jun 2007
Department of Finance Releases Revised Income Trust/REIT Rules
On March 27, 2007, the Department of Finance released, as part of its 2007 Budget implementation package, revised draft legislation implementing the proposed entity-level tax on certain publicly listed (or traded) trusts and partnerships.
30 Mar 2007
Tender Law - Duty Of Fairness Revisited
In the recent case of Double N Earthmovers Ltd. v. Edmonton (City of), the Supreme Court of Canada considered the scope of an owner’s obligation to treat all bidders fairly during the tender process.
19 Mar 2007
The New Securities Transfer Act
The Securities Transfer Act, 2006 (Ontario) (the “STA”) and related amendments to the Personal Property Security Act (Ontario) (the “PPSA”) came into force as of January 1, 2007. The STA modernizes commercial law in Canada by implementing new rules governing property rights that exist whenever securities are bought, sold or used as collateral.
22 Feb 2007
Canada to Tax Income Trusts and Publicly Traded Partnerships
On November 7, 2006, Canada’s Parliament passed a motion approving the Minister of Finance’s proposals to introduce an entity-level tax on distributions from income trusts and certain publicly-listed Canadian partnerships. The proposed rules, which were announced on October 31, 2006, are intended to eliminate the tax imbalance created by income trusts and aim to tax such entities in the same general manner as corporations. In doing so, the government sought to stem the tide of corpor
16 Nov 2006
Ontario’s New "Consumer Protection Act": Implications for the Construction Industry
The Ontario government has recently put into law new consumer protection legislation which, in many cases, fundamentally affects the way in which consumers and businesses interact and conduct transactions.
23 Apr 2006
Construction Liens and Bankruptcy: How Contractors Can Protect Themselves
It is an unfortunate reality in the construction industry that bankruptcies can, and do, occur. An owner, general contractor or subcontractor may become insolvent and be unable to meet its financial obligations.
18 Apr 2006
Case Commentary - Owner Cannot Rely Upon Undisclosed Criteria in the Bidding Process
The Ontario Superior Court has again confirmed that an owner invoking a competitive tender process cannot rely upon undisclosed criteria in the awarding of a contract. In this case, the plaintiff and other general contractors had been invited to bid on the construction of a drug store.
18 Apr 2006
Department Of Finance Announces Consultations On Tax Issues Related To Income Trusts And Other Flow-Through Entities
In connection with statements made in the 2005 Federal Budget, the Department of Finance released a consultation paper (the "Consultation Paper") today titled Tax and Other Issues Related to Publicly Listed Flow-Through Entities.
12 Sep 2005
Material Difference Between Issuer’s Financial Results and Analysts’ Estimates is a Material Fact
Staff at the Ontario Securities Commission recently issued a news release regarding a warning letter sent to CP Ships Limited.
9 Aug 2005
Surplus Distribution on the Partial Wind-Up of a Pension Plan:
On July 29, 2004 the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited decision in the matter of Monsanto Canada Inc. v. Superintendent of Financial Services. This decision has major funding implications for companies with defined benefit pension plans.
11 Aug 2004
New Securities Rule Requires Disclosure Of Voting Results
With the implementation of the Rule, the Canadian Securities Administrators intend that investors be provided with higher quality information on a more timely basis. To achieve this objective, the Rule imposes a number of filing requirements that reporting issuers previously did not have. Among those is a requirement to file a report disclosing the results of matters voted on at shareholder meetings.
8 Jun 2004
2004 Ontario Budget: Limited Liability Legislation for Income Funds
The 2004 Ontario budget, announced today, confirms that the Ontario government will propose technical legislation to clarify that investors in publicly traded trusts will not be liable for the activities of the trust. This is consistent with the announcement included as part of the 2003 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review released on December 17, 2003 by Finance Minister Greg Sorbara
18 May 2004
New Rules for Consumer E-Commerce
Canada has recently taken steps to standardize the rules protecting consumers who engage in internet transactions.
2 Mar 2004
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