Friday News Finds – November 20, 2020

By Thien Hoang Welcome back to Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing updates to proposed construction law changes in Alberta, a case on duty of care for commercial intermediaries, updates on the Cogeco takeover bid, and highly anticipated revamps to Canada’s privacy laws. The CBLB recently covered the proposed changes to Alberta’s construction …

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Friday News Finds – November 13, 2020

By Zach Lechner-Sung In this week’s Friday Finds we will be discussing a recent SCC decision regarding corporation Charter rights, Uber’s California ballot initiative, new CSA guidance on continuous disclosure, and the acquisition of Clearwater Seafoods by a Mi’Kmaq First Nations coalition. Last Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Quebec …

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Arbitrary Discretion and the Rule of Law

By Vern Krishna The Canadian income tax system requires taxpayers to voluntarily self-assess their tax liability and file tax returns without demand or notice according to prescribed forms and specified schedules. Canadians are generally compliant and most (approximately 30 million) will file tax returns annually. However, the term “voluntarily” is a misnomer. It is the …

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Friday News Finds – November 6, 2020

By Bryan Yau We have made it through another week, which means that it is time for another installment of Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing the release of the Ontario budget, the federal privacy commissioner’s report on Cadillac Fairview, a settlement following the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Nevsun, and potential …

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Friday News Finds – October 30, 2020

By Thien Hoang Welcome back to Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing proposed limitations on COVID-19-related liability in Ontario, changes to Alberta’s construction law, a recent appeal case on duty of care, and recent developments concerning the Hudson’s Bay Company. Last week, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 218, also known as the …

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Loblaw Financial Holdings Inc. v. Canada: A Closer Look at Canada’s FAPI Rules

By Thien Hoang On April 23, 2020, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) rendered its judgement in Loblaw Financial Holdings Inc. v. Canada, 2020 FCA 79, a case involving Loblaw Companies Ltd., Canada’s largest food and pharmacy chain. In its unanimous decision, the FCA reversed the judgement of the Tax Court of Canada (TCC) and …

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Friday News Finds – October 23, 2020

By Bryan Yau Happy Friday CBLB readers! This week, we will be discussing a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision concerning pension plan discrimination, the announcement of a national security review of TMAC Resources Inc., as well as updates to our coverage on Air Canada’s acquisition of Air Transat and Altice USA Inc.’s takeover bid …

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Friday News Finds – October 16, 2020

By Zach Lechner-Sung It is time for a brand new Friday Finds, the weekly series where we share corporate and securities law headlines that caught our attention. Today we will be covering some recent announcements from IIROC, proposed changes to Ontario’s Business Corporations Act, and a recent SCC decision regarding long-term incentive plans. Let’s dive …

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Friday News Finds – October 9, 2020

By Thien Hoang Happy Friday CBLB readers! Welcome back to another instalment of Friday Finds, a weekly series where we share recent highlights in Canadian business law. This week, we are covering Canada’s infrastructure growth plan, a recent SCC corporate bankruptcy case, and developments in Canada's Responsible Business Conduct strategy. Last week, the Government of …

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Friday News Finds – October 2, 2020

By Zach Lechner-Sung Welcome back to Friday Finds, the recurring series where we discuss the week’s top business law stories. This week, we will be covering recent criticism over CPPIB’s investment practices, developments regarding the Keystone XL pipeline, and some proposed changes to securities regulation in British Columbia and the United States. The Canada Pension …

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