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CSA Announces Amendments to National Instrument 45-106

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.

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Transparency Obligations for the Canadian Extractive Sector: Will Canada be Ready to Lead on April 1?

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.

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The Broad Sweep of Change

A Final Warning for Improved Anti-Corruption Oversight of Overseas Operations

 

Canadian corporations operating overseas take note – if you have not implemented a robust anti-corruption compliance program, now is the time.

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News & Media

Katy Perry roars at 3-D version of Super Bowl “Left Shark”

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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Neighbourly Nuisance: Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Nuisance Must Emanate from Another’s Land

Neighbourly Nuisance: Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Nuisance Must Emanate from Another’s Land

A landowner sought to change the law of nuisance by alleging that a prior owner’s remediation of the property was insufficient and therefore interfered with the current owner’s use and enjoyment of the property. This Update reviews the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in French v. Chrysler.

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Ontario Court of Appeal Allows Privacy Class Action to Proceed Against Hospital

Ontario Court of Appeal Allows Privacy Class Action to Proceed Against Hospital

In a significant decision released this week, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in Hopkins v. Kay that a private plaintiff may bring a class proceeding for damages in tort against Peterborough Regional Health Centre for the unauthorized access to personal health information, even in circumstances where the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario has closed his investigation.

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