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Wellman v. TELUS: Supreme Court Emphasizes Enforceability Of Arbitration Provisions
In its recent 5-4 decision in Wellman v. Telus, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed the enforceability of arbitration provisions in the context of business (i.e., non-consumer) contracts
Canada
23 Apr 2019
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Rewards Points Ė Proposed Amendments In Ontario Could Affect Hundreds Of Companies
The offer of rewards points (either through credit card spending or other loyalty programs) has become so ubiquitous in consumer businesses that there are hardly any companies of any significant size...
Canada
30 Nov 2016
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Bill 47 Protecting Rewards Points Act: Will Rewards Points Become More Rewarding For Ontario Consumers?
On October 20, 2016, Mr. Arthur Potts, the Liberal MPP for Beaches Ė East York, introduced a Private Member's Public Bill, Bill 47, Protecting Rewards Points Act (Consumer Protection Amendment), 2016.
Canada
10 Nov 2016
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Who Is A Consumer? Consumer Protection Claims Where Consumers Cannot Be "Objectively" Identified
A developing line of British Columbia certification decisions provides a strong basis to resist certification of consumer protection claims...
Canada
9 Nov 2016
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U.S. Final Rules Requiring Disclosure Of Payments By Resource Extraction Issuers
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted a final rule that requires SEC-reporting resource extraction issuers to disclose payments to the U.S. federal government...
United States
19 Aug 2016
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SEC Announces Record Numbers For Whistleblower Tips And Awards
Canada's largest securities regulator continues to move to implement its whistleblowing program, and investors and market participants should take note.
Canada
27 Nov 2015
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Standardized Fiduciary Duties In The Future For Brokers And Advisers On Both Sides Of The Border?
In Canadian provinces other than Quebec, investment professionals are not subject to a statutory "fiduciary" standard.
Canada
1 Apr 2015
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Will The OSCís Proposed Whistleblower Program Bolster Enforcement Activity Notwithstanding Unique Challenges?
On February 3, 2015, the OSC issued Staff Consultation Paper 15-401. The Consultation Paper calls for comments from the industry on its proposed framework for an award-based whistleblower program.
Canada
26 Feb 2015
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Transparency Obligations For The Canadian Extractive Sector: Will Canada Be Ready To Lead On April 1?
The April 1, 2015 announced deadline for the federal government to implement the provisions of the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, which received royal assent on December 16, 2014, is just over a month away.
Canada
26 Feb 2015
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SECís Proposed CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule: What You Need To Know
On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission released its proposal for additional executive compensation disclosure.
Canada
30 Sep 2013
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Federal Government Creates A Stronger Bank Consumer Complaints System
The Federal Government has proposed a new regime for the handling of complaints by customers of banks.
Canada
16 Jul 2012
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SEC Adopts Final Rules Governing Mine Safety Disclosure
On December 21, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) adopted the final rules to implement Section 1503 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act) regarding certain mine safety disclosure requirements.
Canada
6 Jan 2012
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SEC Announces Timing For Elimination Of MJDS Form F-9
On July 27, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its final rule release (the Final Release) setting out the timing and other details for the elimination of Form F-9, which currently allows eligible Canadian issuers to register investment-grade debt and preferred securities for sale in the United States utilizing the U.S.-Canada Multi-jurisdictional Disclosure System (MJDS).
Canada
10 Aug 2011
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