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Six things you need to know about the new executive compensation disclosure rules

  • McMillan LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • November 5 2008

The Canadian Securities Administrators recently announced that amendments to rules governing disclosure of executive compensation will become effective and apply to fiscal years ending on or after December 31, 2008

Blind reliance on a subcontractor can entail penal liability

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
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  • October 31 2008

Following the deaths of two employees who were doing electrical testing on a dam, the Court of Québec has found Hydro-Québec guilty of having directly and seriously compromised the health, safety or physical well-being of a worker

Sharpening Canada’s competitive edge

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 15 2007

On October 30, 2007 the federal government’s Competition Policy Review Panel (the CPRP) issued its consultation paper, Sharpening Canada’s Competitive Edge

Damages

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • January 29 2009

Lawsuits arise for nearly as many reasons as there are plaintiffs

Bill C-45 alert: sentence handed down in first OHS criminal negligence conviction

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • March 19 2008

On Monday, March 17, 2008, the court formally accepted the joint recommendation of the Crown and the Defence and fined Transpavé $100,000

Personal liability of directors with respect to salaries

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • April 7 2008

A company has its own legal personality distinct from that of its shareholders and directors

Occupational health and safety

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • June 20 2008

On December 7, 2007, Transpavé Inc. (“Transpavé”), a Québec manufacturer, became the first organization in Canada to be convicted of the Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) Criminal negligence causing death provisions of the Criminal Code

The importance of emergency preparedness: don’t find out the hard way

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • September 11 2008

Recently in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) a devastating explosion and fire occurred at an industrial propane facility

The inevitable disclosure doctrine rejected in Québec

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 26 2009

The American doctrine of inevitable disclosure is based on the idea that, in some circumstances, an individual’s knowledge of a company’s trade secrets may be so significant that if he or she were to leave an employer to work in a similar job elsewhere, the move would inevitably lead to disclosure of the former employer’s trade secrets in the course of performing the new tasks

Directors’ liability for the debts of a corporation payable to employees for services rendered during the directors’ term of office

  • Lavery de Billy LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 7 2013

The Quebec Court of Appeal rendered a decision on November 14, 2012 confirming the state of the law on the scope of section 119 of the Canada