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British Columbia Supreme Court Rejects “File, Smile and Certify” Approach to Class Actions
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 23 2018

The British Columbia Supreme Court (Court) recently dismissed the plaintiff's application for class certification in Ewert v. Nippon Yusen Kabushiki


Reversal of Gas Cost Allowances Due to Insolvency on the Rise
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 22 2018

Alberta Energy has increasingly been targeting insolvent lessees and the historical gas cost allowances claimed by those insolvent companies. Alberta


Litigation Notes on Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 17 2018

Cryptocurrency is evolving and with that, a plethora of legal issues are likely to arise. That will undoubtedly create the requirement for courts to


CSA, OSC Remind Non-Canadian Trading Platforms of Canadian Regulatory Requirements
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 17 2018

On January 4, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Staff Notice 21-322 Applicability of Regulation to the Operation of MTFs


Canada Unveils Framework for National Clean Fuel Standard
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 17 2018

The Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) recently released the regulatory framework outlining the proposed design of Canada's Clean Fuel


Corporate and Financial Crimes Series, 2: Criminal Fraud
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 17 2018

The Criminal Code contains a number of offences that are directed at what have traditionally been viewed as “commercial” crimes


2018 Proxy Advisory Firm Voting Guidelines: Canadian Highlights
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 15 2018

As an early step in preparing for the upcoming proxy season, issuers should familiarize themselves with the Canadian proxy voting guidelines recently


Updated Procurement Thresholds for Canada’s Free Trade Agreements in Effect
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 12 2018

In its December 21, 2017 Contract Policy Notice, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat published an updated set of procurement thresholds that have


New Year, New Employment Standards for Alberta: Job-Protected Leave for New Parents Extended Up to 1.5 Years
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 12 2018

Alberta’s employment standards laws have changed significantly as of January 1, 2018. Among other things, periods of job-protected maternity and


Duties on Transfers of Immovables in Quebec: Department of Finance Exempts Partnerships
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 11 2018

On December 20, 2017, the Quebec Department of Finance published its end-of-year bulletin, Information Bulletin 2017-14 (Bulletin). Among the