Friday News Finds – February 25, 2021

By Zach Lechner-Sung Welcome back to Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing a new Ontario Instrument issued by the OSC, the FCA's decision in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. The Queen, and a recent funding announcement by the Black Future Lawyers program. Last week, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) took action to …

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Friday News Finds – February 19, 2021

By Bryan Yau Happy Friday! With the week wrapping up, it is time for another installment of Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing the launch of North America’s first Bitcoin ETF, proposed changes to Ontario’s Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021, and an update on Air Canada’s proposed acquisition of Transat A. T. …

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Friday News Finds – February 12, 2021

By Zach Lechner-Sung Happy Friday CBLB readers! It is time for another installment of Friday Finds – our recurring series where we share the week’s top corporate and securities law news stories. This week we will be discussing a recently certified class action against RBC Global Asset Management, a IIROC bulletin re-released in light of …

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Friday News Finds – February 5, 2021

By Thien Hoang Welcome back to Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing the GameStop short squeeze, proposed regulatory changes for Ontario’s energy sector, and new COVID-19 business support programs. Last week, the American video game retailer GameStop saw a meteoric rise in its share price as a result of a short squeeze social …

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Friday News Finds – January 29, 2021

By Bryan Yau Happy Friday! With the week wrapping up, it is time for another installment of Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing President Biden’s actions regarding the Keystone XL pipeline, the implications of “Buy American” provisions for Canadian businesses, and the release of the Ontario Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce’s final report. On …

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Friday News Finds – January 22, 2021

By Zach Lechner-Sung Welcome back to Friday Finds! This week we will be discussing the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc., the regulation of cryptocurrency in the U.S. and Canada, as well as disclosure requirements for climate-change-related financial risks. Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) refused to …

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Friday News Finds – January 15, 2021

By Thien Hoang Welcome back to Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing ongoing COVID-19 business restrictions, a case on a major M&A deal amidst COVID-19, a case on duty of care in contracts, and emerging business regulations for companies operating in China. Since last week, Quebec and Ontario both introduced tighter lockdown measures …

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Friday News Finds – January 8, 2021

By Bryan Yau Happy New Year CBLB readers! We are excited to be back with our first Friday Finds of 2021. This week, we will be highlighting some corporate and securities law stories that captured our attention over the holidays, including an update to the TMAC Resources acquisition, the Ontario government’s changes to liquor regulation, …

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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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