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Directors And Officers May Be Found Personally Liable Under CASL
Many businesses understand that if they violate Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation, which regulates the sending of commercial electronic messages, their business may be subject to penalties for breach of CASL.
Canada
5 Jun 2019
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A Reminder About Director And Officer Liability Under The OHSA
In February 2017, a worker died at an industrial facility after the collar of his shirt got caught in the machine on which he was working.
Canada
3 Dec 2018
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Powerful Women: Teresa Sarkesian
Teresa Sarkesian is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Distributor's Association ("EDA").
Canada
11 Sep 2018
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New Ontario Rule Permits Payments To Charity Directors
The same rule does not necessarily apply to trustees of charitable trusts.
Canada
18 Apr 2018
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Ontario Proposes To Ease Rule Against Payments To Charity Directors
On July 10, 2017, the Ontario government published a draft amendment to a regulation under the Ontario Charities Accounting Act (the "Act").
Canada
17 Aug 2017
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OSC Hits Pause, And Potentially Rewinds, Eco Oro's Share Issuance
On April 23, 2017, the OSC issued an order with potentially broad implications regarding the acceptable actions that a board of directors may undertake in the context of a proxy battle.
Canada
26 May 2017
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Powerful Women: Professor Anita Anand
We are delighted that our first contributor to the Powerful Women series is corporate law and governance expert, Professor Anita Anand.
Canada
25 Jul 2016
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If Your Daughter Asked You How To Succeed In This Industry, What Would You Say To Her?
That's the question EY asked in its 2014 report entitled "Talent at the table: index of women in power and utilities" (the "Gender Index Report").
Canada
22 Jul 2016
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Former Massey Energy Company CEO Sentenced To One Year In Prison
A Federal District Court Judge in West Virginia has sentenced former Massey Energy Company CEO, Donald Blankenship, to the maximum allowable sentence after his conviction by a jury last fall.
Canada
19 Apr 2016
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Major Changes To Canada's Take-Over Bid Rules
The Canadian Securities Administrators ("CSA") have announced major amendments (the "Amendments") to the Canadian take-over bid regime that are expected to come into force on May 9, 2016 throughout Canada.
Canada
12 Apr 2016
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National Instrument 58-101: New Disclosure Rules For Board Renewal And Diversity
Securities regulators across Canada have adopted new disclosure requirements targeting board policies for renewal and gender diversity that will have implications for the upcoming proxy season.
Canada
14 Apr 2015
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New Year, New World? Sentencing Under The Occupational Health And Safety Act
Historically, penalties against individuals convicted of offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act ("OHSA") were limited to fines.
Canada
2 Feb 2015
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Important Changes To Canadian Insider Trading Disclosure Regime
The Canadian securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada have enacted a new, uniform insider trading disclosure regime which will come into force on April 30, 2010. The new regime contains a number of important changes to the current insider trading disclosure rules in Canada.
Canada
2 Mar 2010
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Directors´ Entitlement To Indemnification: Recent Developments
The Canada Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”) and the Ontario Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”) provide that in certain instances a director will have a right to indemnification from a corporation for all costs, charges and expenses, including an amount paid to settle an action or satisfy a judgment, reasonably incurred in respect of any civil, criminal, administrative, investigative or other proceeding in which the director is involved because of his or her association with the corporation.
Canada
 
8 Sep 2009
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The Murky Waters Of Director´s Liability After Corporate Revival
In Aujla v. R., the Federal Court of Appeal considered whether two brothers could be held personally liable, as directors of Aujla Construction Ltd. (the Company), for taxes owed by the Company under the Excise Tax Act, R.S.C. 1985 (the “Act”). Subsection 323(1) of the Act provides that if a corporation has failed to pay the amounts owing under the Act, the directors of the corporation at the time of such failure may be liable for the amount.
Canada
8 Sep 2009
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Taxpayer Prevails - Again - On Beneficial Ownership
The Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in The Queen v. Prevost Car Inc. on February 26, 2009. The CRA’s appeal was denied. The case turned on the meaning of the term “beneficial owner.”
Canada
8 Sep 2009
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BCE Decided By Supreme Court Of Canada A Debt Really Is Just A Debt
On June 20, 2008, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Supreme Court”) handed down a decision, without written reasons (which will be released at a later date), that removes all currently known legal impediments to the completion of the $35 billion leveraged buy-out of BCE (the “Transaction”) by a group lead by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (“Teachers”).
Canada
25 Jun 2008
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