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Blog Jul 15, 2024

B.C. Securities Commission issues first administrative penalty under new regime

On November 17, 2023, the B.C. Securities Commission (the BCSC) issued a $12,000 administrative penalty to Capstone Asset Management Inc. (Capstone)...

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B.C. Securities Commission issues first administrative penalty under new regime
Podcast Apr 1, 2024

Trends in shareholder activism

In this episode of the podcast, guest host Teresa Tomchak, a partner in the litigation group at Osler, and David Salmon, President of Laurel Hill...

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Trends in shareholder activism
Osler Update Mar 11, 2024

Ontario Capital Markets Tribunal clarifies considerations for a private placement in the face of an unsolicited takeover bid in Aimia

The OSC has provided helpful guidance in assessing whether a private placement undertaken in the face of a take-over bid is an improper defensive...

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Ontario Capital Markets Tribunal clarifies considerations for a private placement in the face of an unsolicited takeover bid in Aimia
Blog Jan 24, 2024

Duty of procedural fairness that would be owed to witnesses in issuing summonses under the Securities Act is minimal

A recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision confirmed that, amongst the very limited avenues that witnesses have to challenge a regulatory...

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Duty of procedural fairness that would be owed to witnesses in issuing summonses under the Securities Act is minimal
Video Jan 17, 2024

ESG and shareholder activism: key tips for issuers

Shareholder activism is on the rise in Canada. Investors are closely monitoring environmental, social and governance (ESG) related disclosure,...

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ESG and shareholder activism: key tips for issuers
Osler Update Dec 11, 2023

Capital markets enforcement: innovative, and controversial, new directions

There were a number of intersecting trends in the capital markets regulatory and enforcement landscape in 2023. These trends can serve as a window...

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Capital markets enforcement: innovative, and controversial, new directions
Blog Nov 30, 2023

Abuse of process revisited? British Columbia Court of Appeal grants leave application from ruling of British Columbia Securities Commission

The British Columbia Court of Appeal will hear a case that raises important questions concerning how persons subject to prosecution by administrative...

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Abuse of process revisited? British Columbia Court of Appeal grants leave application from ruling of British Columbia Securities Commission
Blog Nov 29, 2023

B.C. Securities Commission program offers monetary awards for whistleblowing

The British Columbia Securities Commission has introduced a new Whistleblower Program to incentivize future whistleblowers to come forward by...

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B.C. Securities Commission program offers monetary awards for whistleblowing
Blog Aug 31, 2023

Amendments to British Columbia’s Securities Act grant BCSC new powers

On July 17, 2023, legislative amendments to British Columbia’s Securities Act, targeted at “modernizing” the statute and improving...

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Amendments to British Columbia’s Securities Act grant BCSC new powers
Blog Aug 30, 2023

Streamlining enforcement of minor infractions: The British Columbia Securities Commission’s ‘traffic ticket’ style mechanism

On April 26, 2023, the B.C. Securities Commission (the BCSC) introduced its newest mechanism for levying administrative monetary penalties without a...

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Streamlining enforcement of minor infractions: The British Columbia Securities Commission’s ‘traffic ticket’ style mechanism