Actualités Osler

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Worker Fatality Leads to Fine and Jail Sentences

An Ontario company was recently fined $250,000 and two of its directors were each ordered to serve 25 days in jail as a result of a workplace fatality. 

22 janv. 2015

Derivatives Trade Reporting Rules Proposed for Five More Provinces

Securities regulators in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan (collectively, the Participating Jurisdictions) have published for comment Proposed Multilateral Instrument 91-101 Derivatives: Product Determination (91-101), Proposed Multilateral Instrument 96-101 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting (96-101) and related companion policies (collectively, the Proposed Reporting Rules). 

22 janv. 2015

Canadian Anti-Money Laundering Laws – Some Traps for the Unwary

Canada has had legislation in place to detect and deter money laundering since 1991.  Contrary to what some may expect, the legislation (which has been amended several times over the last 24 years or so) applies (rightly) only to “reporting entities” and not all business entities or transactions. 

16 janv. 2015

Conseils en matière antitrust : éléments fondamentaux des Programmes d’immunité et de clémence du Bureau de la concurrence

Les Programmes d’immunité et de clémence du Bureau de la concurrence ont prouvé leur efficacité pour déceler les activités criminelles de cartel au Canada. Dans ces Conseils en matière antitrust, nous explorons les éléments fondamentaux de ces initiatives pour vous aider à cerner les mesures incitatives qui favorisent la participation à ces programmes, ainsi que la complexité qui s'y rattache.

15 janv. 2015

Federal Court Confirms Limitations on Consultation during Legislative Process

This Update examines the recent Federal Court decision in Courtoreille v. Canada where Chief Steve Courtoreille, on behalf of himself and the members of the Mikisew Cree First Nation, sought a declaration that the federal government has a duty to consult regarding the development and introduction of legislation that has the potential to affect Mikisew’s treaty rights. The decision confirmed that the Crown’s duty to consult during the legislative process is limited to providing notice to the Mikisew of the proposed legislation’s potential impacts to the Mikisew’s treaty rights.  

5 janv. 2015

Bourse de New York : Guide sur la gouvernance d’entreprise – Canada

D’abord publié dans la publication intitulée NYSE: Corporate Governance Guide, cet article aborde plusieurs thèmes d’actualité entourant la gouvernance d’entreprise au Canada aujourd'hui, dont le vote à la majorité et le vote individuel relativement à l’élection des administrateurs, le vote consultatif sur la rémunération, les règles relatives aux procurations, les dispositions de préavis et les nouvelles règles de divulgation concernant la représentation féminine dans les conseils et la haute direction.

Décembre 2014

Federal Government Introduces New Legislation to Enhance Pipeline Safety

In response to demands from the provincial governments and the public for increased National Energy Board powers to ensure the environmental safety of Canada’s pipeline infrastructure, the federal government has introduced the Pipeline Safety Act (Bill C-46). The proposed Bill C-46 measures are designed to strengthen the incident prevention, preparedness and response, and liability and compensation mechanisms in place for major pipeline projects in Canada. 

18 dec 2014

Federal Court of Canada Affirms Crown Consultation Process Following Environmental Assessment under CEAA 2012

This Update recaps the December 9 Federal Court of Canada decision in Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation v. Minister of the Environment, Attorney General of Canada, and Shell Canada Limited. This decision – the first of its kind under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 – affirmed the constitutionality of Canada’s Aboriginal consultation process in the context of a major natural resource development project requiring both federal and provincial authorization. 

17 dec 2014

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. This Update outlines the requirements of the Act and the potential consequences for non-compliance should it become law. 

17 dec 2014

Rappel sur la conformité à la LAPHO : êtes-vous prêt à respecter les exigences de déclaration de fin d’année?

D’ici au 31 décembre 2014, les organisations comptant au moins 20 employés en Ontario doivent produire un rapport de conformité sur l'accessibilité pour se conformer à la Loi sur l’accessibilité pour les personnes handicapées de l’Ontario (LAPHO). Ce Bulletin d'Actualités Osler contient des renseignements utiles pour aider les sociétés à se préparer, y compris une liste de vérification des principales exigences. 

15 dec 2014