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By Vivek Warrier, Alexis Teasdale, Robert Staley, Jane Helmstadter, Kevin Zych, Sander Grieve, Isabel Langlois
In a decision of critical interest to the holders of overriding royalties in the mining and oil and gas sectors, the Ontario Court of Appeal has clarified the test used to determine when a royalty interest...
By Ranjan Agarwal, Ethan Schiff
The Supreme Court of Canada's spring term begins on April 16, 2018. Chief Justice Wagner has already put his stamp on the Court ...
By William Osler, Kay She
On April 5, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 51-354 Report on Climate change-related Disclosure Project, which reports the findings of their project...
By Robert Staley, Alan Gardner, Jonathan Bell, William Bortolin, Jason Berall
On March 14, 2018, the Honourable Justice Penny of the Ontario Superior Court released a decision granting a US$2.6-billion judgment to the SFC Litigation Trust for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty in its action...
By Laura Gill, Michael Theroux, Tyler McDonough
Ms. Karren Stefanyk was injured after she was startled by a dog outside of a Sobeys grocery store. Ms. Stefanyk sued the dog's owner, the landlord, and Sobeys Capital Incorporated ("Sobeys").
By William Osler, Kathryn Shaw
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced on March 27, 2018, the initiation of six policy projects aimed at reducing regulatory burdens for non-investment fund reporting issuers
By David Bursey, Lawrence Smith, QC, Deirdre Sheehan, Sharon Singh, Charlotte Teal (Summer Student)
The Lax Kw'alaams seek a court declaration that Bill C-48 Oil Tanker Moratorium Act (Bill C-48), and any subsequent enactment, has no effect in Lax Kw'alaams territory.
By David Bursey, Lawrence Smith, QC, Deirdre Sheehan, Sharon Singh, Charlotte Teal (Summer Student)
On March 22, 2018, the Lax Kw'alaams Indian Band and the Nine Tribes of the Lax Kw'alaams (Lax Kw'alaams) filed a legal challenge against Canada and British Columbia based on Canada's action ...
By Martin Kratz
By Order in Council 2018-0369 on March 26, 2018, mandatory breach notification under the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), comes in force November 1, 2018, for all entities subject to its jurisdiction.
By Jeff Kerbel, Nicholas Fader, Brent Kraus, Andrew Kemp
For close to three months, M&A lawyers and other capital markets participants had been anxiously awaiting the release of written reasons from the Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") ...
By Christine Plante
In the growing wake of the #MeToo movement, the Alberta government, consistent with other jurisdictions in Canada, has removed the traditional two-year limitation period applicable ...
By Talia K. Bregman, Carl Cunningham, Sara Parchello
In November 2017, Ontario's Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent.
By Christopher B. Yang, Vivek Warrier
As part of its second round of the Petrochemicals Diversification Program, the Alberta government will invest up to $500 million in royalty credits over four years (beginning in 2020 to 2021).
By Denise Bright, Kathryn Shaw
Bill 31: A Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses Act passed First Reading on November 29, 2017, in the Alberta Legislature and received Royal Assent very quickly thereafter on December 15, 2017.
By David Bursey, Marie Buchinski, Stephanie Ridge
This article supplements our multi-part series on changes to Canada's regulatory regime governing project development and operation in Canada.
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