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CVCA Releases Q4 2018 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview
The largest exit involved a cannabis operation; a BC Tweed venture was acquired by Canopy Growth for $374M.
20 Mar 2019
2016 Venture Capital Activity Remained Strong İn Canada Despite A Global Downturn
Ontario took the largest share of the market by a wide margin, with $967 million USD of VC investment.
15 Feb 2017
CVCA Publishes Submission To Innovation And Growth Agenda
The Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA) recently made its Submission to the Federal Government's Innovation and Growth Agenda.
29 Sep 2016
Department of Finance Releases Conversion Rules for Income Trusts
On July 14, 2008, the Department of Finance ("Finance") released proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Tax Act") to facilitate the conversion of existing income trusts, REITs and other public flow-through entities into corporations on a tax-deferred basis (the "Conversion Rules").
16 Jul 2008
Canadian Common Share IPOs: A New Path To Liquidity For U.S. Businesses
On May 17, 2007, Northstar Healthcare Inc. completed the first Canadian initial public offering of high dividend common shares by a U.S. business. Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Northstar was formed to indirectly acquire and/or manage ambulatory surgery centres in the United States, focusing initially on Houston and other metropolitan areas in Texas.
26 Jun 2007
Department of Finance Releases Revised Income Trust/REIT Rules
On March 27, 2007, the Department of Finance released, as part of its 2007 Budget implementation package, revised draft legislation implementing the proposed entity-level tax on certain publicly listed (or traded) trusts and partnerships.
30 Mar 2007
The New Securities Transfer Act
The Securities Transfer Act, 2006 (Ontario) (the “STA”) and related amendments to the Personal Property Security Act (Ontario) (the “PPSA”) came into force as of January 1, 2007. The STA modernizes commercial law in Canada by implementing new rules governing property rights that exist whenever securities are bought, sold or used as collateral.
22 Feb 2007
Canada to Tax Income Trusts and Publicly Traded Partnerships
On November 7, 2006, Canada’s Parliament passed a motion approving the Minister of Finance’s proposals to introduce an entity-level tax on distributions from income trusts and certain publicly-listed Canadian partnerships. The proposed rules, which were announced on October 31, 2006, are intended to eliminate the tax imbalance created by income trusts and aim to tax such entities in the same general manner as corporations. In doing so, the government sought to stem the tide of corpor
16 Nov 2006
Department Of Finance Announces Consultations On Tax Issues Related To Income Trusts And Other Flow-Through Entities
In connection with statements made in the 2005 Federal Budget, the Department of Finance released a consultation paper (the "Consultation Paper") today titled Tax and Other Issues Related to Publicly Listed Flow-Through Entities.
12 Sep 2005
New Securities Rule Requires Disclosure Of Voting Results
With the implementation of the Rule, the Canadian Securities Administrators intend that investors be provided with higher quality information on a more timely basis. To achieve this objective, the Rule imposes a number of filing requirements that reporting issuers previously did not have. Among those is a requirement to file a report disclosing the results of matters voted on at shareholder meetings.
8 Jun 2004
2004 Ontario Budget: Limited Liability Legislation for Income Funds
The 2004 Ontario budget, announced today, confirms that the Ontario government will propose technical legislation to clarify that investors in publicly traded trusts will not be liable for the activities of the trust. This is consistent with the announcement included as part of the 2003 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review released on December 17, 2003 by Finance Minister Greg Sorbara
18 May 2004
Public-Private Partnerships: Demystifying the Process
Public-private partnerships are playing a bigger role in building and capital projects across all areas of government, including power generation, energy delivery, water and wastewater facilities, waste disposal, transportation, communications, education and health facilities, and public service buildings.
16 Dec 2003
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