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Publications & Resources

Release of Draft British Columbia LNG Income Tax Legislation

Draft legislation to implement the LNG Income Tax was released by the B.C. government on October 21, 2014. The draft legislation provides, for the first time, details about the computation of the tax base upon which the proposed LNG Income Tax will be imposed.

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NEB Rules Federal Legislation Permits Trans Mountain Access to City of Burnaby Lands

Last week the National Energy Board issued its first order against a municipality in the context of a dispute regarding a pipeline company’s access to municipal lands in order to complete NEB-mandated studies.

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British Columbia Proposes Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act

British Columbia Proposes Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act

On October 20, B.C. tabled its first bill targeting industrial greenhouse gas emissions. Here we examine the proposed act and its potential implications.

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E-Reviews

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Franchise Review

Our latest Franchise Review has legislative updates, commentaries on recent cases, and practice tips of interest and importance to franchisors and the franchise sector.

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New Disclosure Rules Regarding Women on Boards to be Effective for 2015 Proxy Season

New Disclosure Rules Regarding Women on Boards to be Effective for 2015 Proxy Season

New disclosure rules regarding the representation of women on the boards and in senior management of public companies, and director term limits, will come into effect December 31, 2014. Disclosure will be required for management information circulars filed following an issuer's financial year ending on or after December 31, 2014.

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Competition Bureau Emphasizes Proactive Approach to Fostering a Culture of Compliance and Managing Competition Law Risk

In recognition of the critical role of compliance programs and training in competition law risk management, the Competition Bureau has issued an updated draft of its Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin for a 60-day comment period.

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