The Taxation of Single-Employer Target Benefit Plans – Where We Are and Where We Ought to Be
In the C.D. Howe Institute's latest report, Osler's Ian McSweeney and Jana Steele, along with co-authors Barry Gros and Karen Hall of Aon Hewitt, offer a blueprint of how tax rules can be changed to better accommodate target benefit plans.
CRTC issues $1.1 million penalty under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued its first penalty under CASL's commercial electronic messaging (CEM) rules. In its News Release, the CRTC states that a Notice of Violation, including a penalty of $1.1 million, was issued against Compu-Finder for sending CEMs without the recipient's consent and without a properly functioning unsubscribe mechanism. The company now has 30 days to provide written representations or pay the penalty.
Energetic Ngo founds local chapter of Asian law association
Osler’s Steven Ngo, founder of the Calgary chapter of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, is profiled in this great read from the Calgary Herald.
CSA Announces Amendments to National Instrument 45-106
The CSA recently announced amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions which are expected to come into force on May 5, 2015. The following changes to the prospectus exemption regime will be of particular interest to participants in the investment funds and asset management industry.
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 is just over a month away. This Update considers the significant regulatory compliance burden that will have to be borne by Canadian resource extraction businesses, and questions whether Canada is in fact ready to lead this initiative.
Katy Perry roars at 3-D version of Super Bowl “Left Shark”
Osler’s John Cotter speaks with Canadian Lawyer about the recent intellectual property battle surrounding the “Left Shark” featured in Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show performance.
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