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.
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.
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.
Our latest Franchise Review has legislative updates, commentaries on recent cases, and practice tips of interest and importance to franchisors and the franchise sector.
Status of Canadian Resource Revenue Transparency Reporting
In June 2013, Prime Minister Harper announced that the federal government would establish mandatory reporting standards for Canadian extractive companies to enhance transparency. This Update outlines the current status of Canadian resource revenue reporting.
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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