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How does real estate security differ between Canada and the U.S.? Good news for Canadian mortgagees
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • February 10 2014

US lenders in cross-border M&A transactions often ask how real estate security differs in Canada. The short answer is "not much". The security and

The Mortgage Investment Corporation - an alternative lender
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • March 24 2014

In 1973, the federal government introduced measures aimed at stimulating investments in residential mortgages by the private sector. One of those was

Restructuring of Ontario financial regulators moves ahead
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • November 21 2016

On November 14, 2016, Ontario's Minister of Finance announced that the province intends to proceed with plans - described in detail in our June 29

Key Banking Decisions of 2016: The Supreme Court of Canada releases its decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 22 2016

On Thursday, November 17, the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision giving important guidance on when personal financial information

Supreme Court Renders Landmark Privacy decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 18 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision today giving important guidance on how Canada’s federal privacy law, the Personal Information

Fixtures Filing - Mysteries Solved
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • June 6 2017

Most equipment lenders and mortgage lenders have heard the term "fixtures filing", however many are unaware of the implications of filing a notice

New anti-money-laundering regulations regarding real estate developers
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 29 2008

On February 20, 2008, amendments to regulations associated with the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, S.C. 2000, c. 17 (the Act) were finalized and published

Developers and lenders beware: failure to comply with British Columbia’s real estate project marketing rules may have serious consequences
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 12 2013

Developers and lenders should be aware of the sweeping effects of the British Columbia Real Estate Development Marketing Act (REDMA), which is aimed

Nullity ab initio - misrepresentations during policy underwriting process
  • Lavery de Billy LLP
  • Canada
  • September 29 2016

On August 18, 2016, the Honourable Francois Duprat, writing for the Superior Court of Quebec, rendered judgment in the action brought by

Doing business in Canada
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 22 2014

Unlike the United States, Canada was not created by a unilateral declaration of independence from the colonial occupation of England. There was no