The Government of Québec Unveils Proposals to Preserve Head Office Jobs in the Province
As a result of a number of unsolicited take-over bids targeting Québec based businesses, a task force was established in order to make recommendations to protect these businesses and to encourage the development of head offices in the province.
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Osler Privacy and Data Management Team Expands in Toronto and Calgary
Osler is pleased to announce that the members of Canada’s leading team of legal professionals focused exclusively on privacy and data management have agreed to join the Firm.
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Canada's biggest deal makers getting their swagger back
While takeovers of big companies such as Shoppers Drug Mart mean paydays for advisers, they also contribute to a longer term problem – the thinning ranks of big Canadian companies. As Clay Horner notes, “One of the limitations is that we don’t have the number of significant public companies we once had.”
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NARP’s John Jurrius to raise major new fund dedicated to aboriginal self-reliance, resource development
Tom Isaac talks to peHUB about a new fund to invest, with traditional PE firms, in resource projects that will create long-term ownership interests and income streams for First Nations in Canada. “Private equity can play a potentially vital part in giving new opportunity to First Nations that have been historically under-served,” said Isaac.
BG Group may delay final decision on Prince Rupert LNG project in B.C.
Robert Desbarats Q.C., Partner, Corporate, is quoted in the February 27, 2014 edition of the National Post, in the article, “BG Group may delay final decision on Prince Rupert LNG project in B.C.” stating that companies that are spending money today doesn’t guarantee that they are going to make an investment decision to go forward with the project.”
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Court Orders Rogers to Pay $500,000 Competition Act Penalty and Provides Guidance on Remedies
The Court’s decision provides important judicial guidance on the determination of appropriate remedies under the reviewable conduct provisions of the Competition Act. In particular, the Court held that an administrative monetary penalty must be imposed for the purpose of promoting compliance with the Act and must be proportional to the nature of the person whose conduct one seeks to change.
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