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2019 ISS and Glass Lewis Updates to Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • January 22 2019

Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") and Glass, Lewis & Co ("Glass Lewis") have both released their updates to their respective Canadian proxy


It’s Finally HappeningMajor New Trademark Law Takes Effect in Canada on June 17, 2019
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • January 17 2019

After five years of uncertainty and speculation, a date has been set for Canada’s drastic new trademark laws to come into force. Five months from


Are You Ready? IFRS 16 and Your Contractual Arrangements
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • January 14 2019

IFRS 16 Leases becomes effective for annual reporting periods beginning on, or after, January 1, 2019. Consequently, entities with a December 31 year


B.C. “Revitalized” Environmental Assessment RegimeThe Path Ahead
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • January 10 2019

In November 2018, British Columbia passed legislation designed to “revitalize” its Environmental Assessment Act as well as "to ensure the legal


New GSTHST Rules Enacted for Fund Management Fee Arrangements
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • January 9 2019

On December 13, 2018, legislation was passed implementing amendments to the Excise Tax Act (Canada) (the “ETA”) first announced in September 2017


Fraud and Knowing AssistanceBetween the Innocents
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • January 7 2019

Fraud continues to plague businesses and individuals in Canada and abroad, increasing at an alarming rate. Those involved in asset recovery


Orders for Consolidation and Common Hearings Under Tax Court Rule 26
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • January 4 2019

Section 26 of the Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure)1 (the "Tax Court Rules"), referred to as "Rule 26", can be useful where multiple


Bill C-423: Private Member’s Bill Targets Modern Slavery in Supply Chains
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Australia, United Kingdom, Canada
  • January 4 2019

On December 13, 2018, John McKay, the Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Guildwood, introduced private member's bill, Bill C-423: Modern Slavery Act


Court of Appeal Affirms Decision to Dismiss the Rana Plaza Class Action
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2018

On December 20, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in the Rana Plaza Class Action (Das v George Weston Limited, 2018 ONCA 1053)


Alberta Asks Private Sector to Build New Refinery
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • December 14 2018

On December 11, 2018, the Alberta government issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) to determine private sector interest in building or expanding a