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Key Developments in Canadian Insolvency Case Law in 2019

Canada - January 28 2020 In 2019, a number of judicial decisions were rendered across Canada, including by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), that will be of interest to…

2020 Proxy Advisory Firm Voting Guidelines: Canadian Highlights

Canada - January 22 2020 In preparation for the upcoming proxy season, issuers should familiarize themselves with the Canadian proxy voting guidelines recently published by…

U.S. Releases Draft Guidelines That Could Significantly Impact Vertical Merger Review

Canada, USA - January 14 2020 On January 10, 2020, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) released Draft Vertical Merger…

Top 10 Developments in Canadian Employment and Labour Law in 2019

Canada - January 13 2020 2019 brought a number of significant developments to employment and labour law in Canada…

Commercial Leasing in Canada: A Look Back at 2019

Canada - January 8 2020 As we enter 2020, Blakes offers this look back at 2019 from a commercial lease perspective. It was a busy year deal-wise for the industry and, as a…

Proposed Changes to Tax Treatment of Employee Stock Options No Longer Coming into Force January 1, 2020

Canada - December 20 2019 On December 19, 2019, the federal government announced that proposed changes to the tax treatment of employee stock options will not come into force…

Ontario Government Proposes Significant Amendments to Ontario Class Proceedings Act

Canada - December 20 2019 On December 9, 2019, the Attorney General of Ontario introduced Bill 161, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2019 (Bill 161) which, among other…

Climate Change Litigation Heats Up: Emerging Trends and Analysis

Canada - December 19 2019 Recently, several Canadian youths aged 10 to 19, filed a lawsuit against the Government of Canada and the Attorney General of Canada over climate…

OSFI Releases Updated Liquidity Principles

Canada - December 17 2019 On December 5, 2019, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released the final version of the updated Guideline B-6:…

Wrapping Up 2019 with Increased Transparency: Updates on Lobbying Regimes and Conflict of Interest Rules

Canada - December 13 2019 For the last quarter of 2019, certain amendments to the lobbying regime in British Columbia have been proclaimed into force, and changes have been…