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Alberta Asks Private Sector To Build New Refinery
On December 11, 2018, the Alberta government issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) to determine private sector interest in building or expanding a refinery in Alberta to use more Alberta heavy oil.
Canada
19 Dec 2018
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CASL Compliance Becomes More Complex
We have noted that Canada's Anti-Spam legislation (CASL) is complex, onerous and ambiguous. In the face of the uncertainties created under the CASL regime, organizations seeking to comply with the law ...
Canada
1 Jun 2018
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CSA Issues Revised Staff Notice Issuers With U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities
On February 8, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued an updated Staff Notice on the treatment of issuers with U.S. marijuana-related activities.
Canada
19 Feb 2018
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VDP Overhaul Coming Sooner Than You Thought
Earlier this month, we reported that a senior representative of the CRA had announced that it was "highly likely" that the incoming changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) ...
Canada
22 Dec 2017
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What Canadian Companies Need To Know About Effective Compliance With Canadian, U.S. And Global Anti-Corruption Laws
An understanding of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) provides a framework to consider how, when and why these laws are enforced.
Canada
17 Nov 2017
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Facilitation Payments Declared Illegal Under Canadian International Corruption Law
The government of Canada announced on October 30 that the exception allowing for facilitation payments under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) will be eliminated effective October 31, 2017.
Canada
15 Nov 2017
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Canadian Securities Administrators Provide Guidance On The Review Of Material Conflict Of Interest Transactions
Transactions between related parties may create material conflicts of interest between an issuer and its directors, officers and related parties.
Canada
24 Aug 2017
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Personal Liability Under Canada's Anti-Spam Law
Under Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) not only may a corporation that fails to comply be liable to pay a monetary penalty but personal liability may also arise.
Canada
20 Jul 2017
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El Salvador Makes History As First Nation To Impose Blanket Ban On Metal Mining
On March 29, 2017, El Salvador's legislature unanimously voted to ban all metallic mining, including for gold, in the Central American country.
Canada
9 May 2017
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El Salvador Makes History And Bans All Mining Will Other Countries Follow?
On March 29, 2017, El Salvador's legislature unanimously voted to ban all metallic mining, including for gold, in the Central American country.
El Salvador
27 Apr 2017
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TSX - Skirting The Rules No Longer
On March 9, 2017, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) issued Staff Notice 2017-001 (the Staff Notice)...
Canada
31 Mar 2017
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Lincoln Caylor: Report A Canadian Tax Evader And Make Money?
Yes, it's possible. Canada has had a tax whistleblower program for four years, the Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP).
Canada
7 Mar 2017
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Mind The Gap: Regulatory Frameworks Fintech Companies Can Use Right Now
Financial technology is changing how money changes hands, and fintech is evolving faster than the law.
Canada
10 Feb 2017
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Business And Human Rights In Foreign Operations: The Stakes Just Got Bigger
Canadian courts took another step in further opening the country's courts to civil claims by foreign victims of alleged human rights abuses against Canadian corporations for acts committed abroad.
Canada
10 Feb 2017
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New U.S. Transparency Reporting Requirements For Extractive Sector
For a reporting entity with a fiscal year end of December 31, the first filing deadline is May 30, 2019.
Canada
15 Sep 2016
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The June 30th Enrollment Deadline For ESTMA Compliance Is Looming
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is calling for those entities required to report under the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) to enroll for an ESTMA identification number...
Canada
15 Jun 2016
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TSX Proposes Mandated Website And Updated Equity Compensation Plan Disclosure Requirements
If adopted, the amendments would introduce mandated website disclosure for all TSX listed issuers, and amend the current disclosure requirements regarding security based compensation arrangements...
Canada
15 Jun 2016
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U.S. DOJ Announces Pilot Project For Self-Reporting Foreign Corruption Violations—Will Canada Follow Suit?
On April 5, 2016, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Criminal Division announced a one-year pilot project designed to "motivate companies"...
Canada
20 Apr 2016
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ESTMA Compliance – Will You Be Ready When The Time Comes?
This is especially so for complex corporate families in multiple jurisdictions.
Canada
14 Apr 2016
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Panama Papers Leaks: Do You Know Your Exposure?
The "Panama Papers" story hit the international press this week. An anonymous source leaked 11.5 million documents from Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian firm believed to be the world's fourth largest provider of offshore legal services.
Canada
12 Apr 2016
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