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Department of Finance contemplates covered bonds legislation
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • May 26 2011

On May 11, 2011, the Department of Finance issued a consultation paper dealing with covered bonds.


New carbon rules coming for coal-fired plants, oilsands
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2011

Newly re-appointed federal Minister of Environment Peter Kent signalled that the Canadian government will begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired electricity and oilsands projects.


U.S. Senate Finance Committee holds hearings for proposed repeals of oil industry tax breaks
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2011

As part of an effort to reduce the U.S. federal deficit, the Democratic Party-controlled Senate is calling for the repeal of $2 billion in tax breaks for the five largest oil companies.


Lawsuit filed against U.S. federal government over climate change
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2011

A lawsuit filed last Wednesday against the U.S. federal government by a group called Our Children’s Trust alleges that key government agencies have failed to confront a human-induced global climate crisis and, by their actions, have caused, approved and allowed too many carbon emissions into the Earth’s atmosphere.


CSA proposed securitized products rules - contrast to U.S. approach
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • May 2 2011

Pursuant to Reg AB II, the Dodd-Frank Act and the rules implementing that Act (the “U.S. Proposals”), U.S. authorities have proposed the most far-reaching substantive and procedural regulations ever applied to the ABS market.


SCC hearing on national securities regulator: day 1
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • April 13 2011

The Supreme Court of Canada today began hearing the reference case submitted by the federal government regarding the constitutionality of the proposed federal Securities Act.


Quebec and Federal Government enter St. Lawrence offshore oil deal
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • April 6 2011

Quebec and the Federal Government have entered an agreement to give the province 100 per cent of the oil and gas royalties from the portion of the Old Harry formation that lies within the province's undersea boundary in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.


Federal government announces new oil sands environmental monitoring system
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • March 31 2011

In response to the Federal Oil Sands Advisory Panel's report released in December, the federal Minister of the Environment, Peter Kent, announced a $20-million per year comprehensive water quality monitoring system for the Athabasca River.


New act allows gov't to freeze assets and prohibit financial transactions and services to politically exposed foreign persons
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • March 29 2011

On March 23, Bill C-61, the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, was given Royal Assent and came into effect.


Federal government announces proposed negative option billing regulations
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • March 18 2011

On March 8, the Canadian Department of Finance announced proposed Regulations prohibiting most negative option billing practices in the financial services sector.