Proposed Menu Labelling Law – Healthier Choices for Consumers, No Choice for Food Chains
On November 24, the Ontario government introduced Bill 45, the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2014. If passed, the Act will require restaurant chains and other food service providers with 20 or more locations in Ontario to display the number of calories of all standard food or drink items.
Serving up a strong brew of a deal
A good read from Canadian Lawyer In-House on the leadership of general counsel Jill Sutton in the Tim Hortons-Burger King merger, with comments from Osler’s Clay Horner. The deal, which closed on December 12, created the world’s third-largest restaurant company.
AODA Compliance Reminder: Are You Ready for Year-End Reporting Requirements?
By December 31, 2014, organizations with 20 or more employees in Ontario must file an accessibility compliance report in order to adhere to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). This Osler Update provides some useful resources to help companies prepare, including a checklist of key requirements.
Court Denies Challenge to NEB Jurisdiction over Access to Municipal Lands
The Federal Court of Appeal denied leave to appeal from a National Energy Board decision that federally regulated pipeline companies have the power to access public and private lands for the purposes of performing surveys and investigations under the National Energy Board Act. This Update summarizes the decision and outlines the implications for resource development.
New Prospectus Exemptions to Facilitate Rights Offerings and Capital Raising from Existing Investors
The CSA recently published for comment proposed amendments designed to create a streamlined prospectus exemption for rights offerings by reporting issuers. On the same day, the OSC announced the adoption of a new prospectus exemption that will allow reporting issuers listed on certain Canadian stock exchanges to raise capital from existing security holders on a prospectus exempt basis.
Newfoundland threatens to pull support for Canada-EU trade deal
Riyaz Dattu speaks with the Globe and Mail about the implications of Newfoundland not backing a Canada-EU trade deal, noting that Canada is on the hook if the province doesn’t cooperate.
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