The CASL regime is aimed at unsolicited commercial electronic messages (CEMs).
Canada’s first set of harmonized derivatives rules (trade reporting) published by three provinces: Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba
2013-11-29 22:51:53 UTCby Priscilla Bunke
As mandatory reporting of OTC derivative contracts to trade repositories (TRs) (one of the G20 commitments) takes effect globally, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”), the Quebec Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) and the Manitoba Securities Commission (the “MSC”) on November 14, 2013, simultaneously published the first province-specific set of harmonized derivatives rules (the “Rules”) in Canada.
In this presentation, Dentons' Jeff Bastien, Andrea Raso and Dana Hooker discuss the appropriate ways to deal with employee absence.
On November 7, 2013, the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) issued a Staff Notice to Applicants, Listed Issuers, Securities Lawyers and Participating Organizations (“Staff Notice”) that provides guidance for companies considering a listing on the TSX.
2013-11-08 22:36:42 UTCby Amer Pasalic
Companies should carefully heed the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent warning to promptly report the discharge of contaminants to the Ministry of the Environment (“MOE”), and may have to re-evaluate their current protocols and procedures to ensure that any incidents are monitored, and when necessary, reported to the appropriate regulatory bodies.
After many months of patience and impatience, stagnation and revival, the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso, and the Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, have reached a political agreement, which is an understanding-in-principle of the key elements of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (the CETA).
Canada and the European Union (the “EU”) have signed a tentative deal to open markets and drop nearly all import taxes on everything from food to cars. Under the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (the “CETA”) and NAFTA, Canada will have preferential access to more than half of the world’s economy. The agreement also provides for working groups to look at non-tariff barriers — regulations on health and sanitation, for example — that interfere with trade.
2013-10-17 19:55:12 UTCby Margot Patterson
This article is a follow up to our October 2011 article regarding the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”), which had just entered into force. In that earlier article, we advised you of the key provisions of the Act, and the requirement to continue your not-for-profit corporation under the CNCA on or before October 17, 2014, failing which the corporation will be dissolved.
On July 11, 2012, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) released updates to its integrity provisions surrounding procurement and real property transactions (the “Integrity Provisions”). The July 11 updates were introduced as a reaction to Quebec’s Charbonneau Commission; however, they have also broadened the scope of the Integrity Provisions, specifically in their application to real property transactions.
On September 12, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Payette v. Guay Inc. Although this decision originated in the Quebec courts and involved the application of the Civil Code of Quebec, the Court’s decision also dealt with common law principles and so this case is applicable throughout the common law provinces.
2013-09-26 15:38:23 UTCby Michael Schafler
Dentons' Michael D. Schafler presented "Year in Review: Ontario Class Actions 2012/2013" at The Canadian Institute's 14th Annual National Forum on Class Actions on September 24, 2013 in Toronto. This presentation looks at the past year in Class Actions in Ontario, with an examination of Class Actions trends as well as Class Actions related to employment, securities, franchisee actions as well as government actions.
The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act came into force on June 20, 2011. It establishes legislative and regulatory requirements intended to modernize and strengthen Canada’s safety system for consumer products. These requirements include an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) system to support compliance with and enforcement of the CCPSA and its associated Regulations. On May 24, 2013, the new AMP system entered into force, and Health Canada has recently posted related Guidelines on its website.
2013-09-12 19:09:11 UTCby Margot Patterson
Let’s take stock of the information currently available on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).
2013-08-27 16:12:17 UTCby Adrian Miedema
A supervisor’s e-mails to an employee were not harassing, an arbitrator has held, noting the employee’s friendly tone – “great game Thurs night” – and use of the “smiley face” in his replies to the supervisor’s e-mails.
In an era where finding efficiencies and cost-cutting are often important tools for business, a question faced by business is how and whether benefits in place for current employees and retirees can be changed.
2013-08-13 20:00:30 UTCby Helen Park
New LMO application procedures effective July 31, 2013.
2013-07-31 16:38:18 UTCby Nalin Sahni
On July 3, 2013, the Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”) granted the first successful appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) and revoked the permit issued by the Ministry of the Environment (“MOE”) to the Ostrander Point Wind Energy Project (“Ostrander”).
2013-07-18 19:07:19 UTCby Sandra Walker
The Canadian Government has now passed amendments to the Investment Canada Act (ICA) implementing its new approach towards state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and lengthening the maximum amount of time for a national security review.
Whether your business is facing a weather-related closure, a pandemic or some other kind of natural disaster, the likelihood is that the Human Resources department will be expected to navigate any employment-related issues. As a result, good risk management planning includes an understanding of some of the legislation which applies and the issues which arise in the event of natural disasters in the workplace.
The Ontario government has announced that the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (“ONCA” or the “Act”), originally slated to take effect on July 1, 2013, will now come into force no earlier than January, 2014. As noted in our article of March, 2013, the Act is intended to provide a more comprehensive set of rules for Ontario not-for-profit corporations, and to bring more transparency and accountability to their operations, to members, and, in certain cases, to the public.