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Supreme Court of Canada’s Tervita Decision Provides Important Guidance on Canada’s Merger Laws

Supreme Court of Canada’s Tervita Decision Provides Important Guidance on Canada’s Merger Laws

On January 22, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released a ground-breaking decision that promises to have a significant impact on the future application of the merger provisions of the Competition Act. This Update reviews the Tervita decision and discusses the ramifications for merging parties and their advisors.

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TSX Proposes to Expand Exemptions for Interlisted Issuers and to Introduce Shareholder Approval Requirement for Certain Delistings

TSX Proposes to Expand Exemptions for Interlisted Issuers and to Introduce Shareholder Approval Requirement for Certain Delistings

On January 22, 2015, the TSX published proposals that would allow eligible interlisted issuers to apply to follow the rules of other stock exchanges or jurisdictions, instead of those of the TSX, for an expanded variety of transactions and for corporate governance compliance purposes.

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Derivatives Trade Reporting Rules Proposed for Five More Provinces

Derivatives Trade Reporting Rules Proposed for Five More Provinces

Securities regulators in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan have published for comment Proposed Reporting Rules. Once adopted, the Proposed Reporting Rules will require most over-the-counter derivatives transactions involving a local counterparty in the Participating Jurisdictions to be reported to a recognized trade repository.

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Tax guy to the rescue

Antitrust Advisory: Implications of the Federal Debarment Policy for Government-Contracting Entities

For entities that contract with the federal government, non-compliance with the Competition Act can result in severe and far-reaching consequences under the government’s Debarment Policy. In this Antitrust Advisory, we highlight the scope and implications of the Debarment Policy, and how you can steer clear of being debarred.

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News & Media

The Broad Sweep of Change

The Broad Sweep of Change

In a two-part series in the Director Journal, Osler’s Brian Levitt and Andrew MacDougall join a roundtable discussion with some of the country’s most experienced directors to discuss the evolution of corporate governance in Canada.

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Worker Fatality Leads to Fine and Jail Sentences

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. Workplace fatality a stark reminder of health & safety importance and the serious consequences for failing to fulfil these obligations.

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