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Ontario Court of Appeal: Upon Termination, Employee's Shareholder Rights Distinct From Common Law Entitlements
In Mikelsteins v Morrison Hershfield Limited[1], the Ontario Court of Appeal held that an employee was not entitled to compensation over his common law notice period in connection
Canada
11 Sep 2019
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Innovating A Path To Emission Reductions: Alberta Government Seeks Stakeholder Feedback On Proposed New Emissions Reduction Framework For Large Industrial Emitters
The Alberta government is seeking feedback from stakeholders on its proposed Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) system, which is intended to replace the current CCIR on January 1, 2020.
Canada
26 Jul 2019
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A Dissident Note: Court Orders Disclosure of Members' Email Addresses In JAZZ.FM Proxy Contest
A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice may have broader application in proxy fight litigation concerning shareholder lists
Canada
16 Jul 2019
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Managing Conflicts Of Interest In Soliciting Dealer Arrangements
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada ("IIROC") recently released a guidance note (the "Guidance Note")
Canada
3 Jul 2019
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Changes To Directors' Duties And Additional Disclosure Under The CBCA Proposed In The Budget Bill
The law from BCE v. 1976 Debentureholders (the "BCE decision") is expected to soon be codified within the Canada Business Corporations Act.
Canada
18 Jun 2019
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Preparing For The 2019 Proxy Season – Noteworthy Developments In Canadian Public Issuer Governance And Disclosure
Once again, we have rounded up the key developments in corporate governance and disclosure requirements impacting Canadian public issuers from the past year.
Canada
5 Feb 2019
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Indemnity Clause In Franchise Agreement Allows Class Action Defendant To Enforce Costs Award Against Representative Plaintiff's Sole Shareholder
The recent decision in Pet Valu Canada Inc v Rodger, 2018 ONSC 3353 ("Pet Valu") is a good reminder of the importance of well-drafted and robust indemnity clauses for legal costs
Canada
3 Aug 2018
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First Hit Under The New Take-Over Bid Regime: Lessons From The Aurora Cannabis Bid For CanniMed
The Ontario Securities Commission and the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (Commissions) recently published reasons for their order on December 22, 2017.
Canada
29 Mar 2018
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Five Key M&A Cases From 2017 To Consider This Proxy Season
Most M&A lawyers believed that the fairness opinion relied upon by InterOil's board complied with industry norms.
Canada
8 Mar 2018
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Preparing For The 2018 Proxy Season – Noteworthy Developments In Canadian Public Issuer Governance And Disclosure
2017 was a year of significant developments in governance and disclosure requirements and guidelines.
Canada
29 Jan 2018
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Investment Canada Act Review Threshold Increases To C$800 Million
The C$379 million (2017) pre-closing review threshold for direct acquisitions of Canadian businesses by non-Canadian, state-owned investors continues to apply.
Canada
26 Apr 2017
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The Québec Court Of Appeal Confirms The Dismissal At The Authorization Stage Of A Shareholder Class Action Against The Directors And Officers Of A Public Company
In Groupe d'action d'investisseurs dans Biosyntech c. Tsang, 2016 QCCA 1923, the Québec Court of Appeal (Justices Schrager, Dutil and Parent) recently confirmed the decision of the Québec Superior Court...
Canada
29 Dec 2016
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Update On The CSA's "Proxy Plumbing" Initiative
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently held a roundtable on the "Proposed Protocols for Meeting Vote Reconciliation".
Canada
29 Dec 2016
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Corporate Democracy Vs. Directors' Powers: Lessons From Marquee/Smoothwater
Alberta's Court of Appeal recently overturned a controversial interlocutory decision involving a proposed acquisition by Alberta Oil Sands Inc.
Canada
20 Dec 2016
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Beaten To The Punch: Ontario Court Of Appeal Considers Carriage Motion In Mancinelli v Barrick Gold
In Ontario, as in other provinces, only one class action may be certified in the same jurisdiction representing the same class in relation to the same claim.
Canada
2 Nov 2016
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"Placeholder Candidates": An Untested Response To Advance Notice Provisions
Many US and Canadian public companies have implemented so-called advance notice provisions ("ANPs"), bylaws and policies requiring shareholders to provide a company with notice by a specified deadline...
Canada
27 Sep 2016
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Shareholder Derivative Lawsuit Against Target's Directors And Officers Dismissed
Target was sued in early 2014 by several shareholders following a massive 2013 data breach. Four of those claims were ultimately consolidated into the claim that was dismissed while another claim was stayed pending this result.
Canada
18 Jul 2016
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ICD Publishes Guidance For Director-Shareholder Engagement
The ICD Guidelines are intended to be flexible and are meant to be tailored to a company's individual circumstances.
Canada
5 Apr 2016
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Drywall Acoustic Lathing And Insulation, Local 675 V. Snc-Lavalin Group Inc., 2015 ONCA 718
This was a decision in a class proceeding against SNC-Lavalin and its directors and officers by shareholders who alleged misrepresentations in secondary market disclosure documents.
Canada
29 Mar 2016
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Are Equity Claims Always Subordinated To Non-Equity Claims In CCAA Proceedings?
The Stanfield Mining Group of Companies (collectively, "Stanfield") carried on a mining business in British Columbia that encountered financial difficulties and entered into CCAA proceedings.
Canada
17 Mar 2016
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