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Credit for Cooperation: The Alberta Securities Commission Sets Out Parameters for Cooperation
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 7 2017

The Alberta Securities Commission (the “ASC”) recently released the Credit For Exemplary Cooperation in Enforcement Matters policy (the “ASC Policy”


Vancouver - the "greenest jobs" city
  • Lawson Lundell LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2011

In early July of this year, the Vancouver City Council adopted, in principle, the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan (GCAP) including the target of doubling the number of companies actively engaged in greening their operations over 2011 levels by 2020


BC’s Clean Energy Act promises clean energy and cleantech stimulus
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 11 2010

Through its recently enacted Clean Energy Act (CEA), the BC government has set the stage for a protracted stimulus to the province's clean energy and cleantech sectors


British Columbia Budget 2010: International Financial Aactivity (“IFA”) program to render B.C. greener and cleaner
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • May 10 2010

British Columbia's 2010 Budget (the "2010 Budget") proposes several important changes to the Province's International Financial Activity ("IFA") program, expanding the list of activities for which businesses registered under the IFA program can claim a tax refund and changing the qualifications of specialists working for those businesses who can personally claim provincial tax refunds


BC introduces Zero Net Deforestation Act to encourage carbon storage offsets
  • DLA Piper
  • Canada
  • March 24 2010

The BC Minister of Forests and Range, Pat Bell, has introduced Bill 5 to establish the Zero Net Deforestation Act to assist the government's climate change objectives (see its June 2008 Climate Action Plan


B.C. Budget 2010 - film and digital media incentives
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • March 9 2010

British Columbia released a Budget on March 2, 2010, which introduced several measures to maintain and enhance B.C.’s competitiveness in the film and digital media sectors


BB forest minister announces changes to forest tenure to encourage investment in the bioenergy sector
  • DLA Piper
  • Canada
  • January 13 2010

The Minister of Forests has announced that he intends to introduce two significant changes to forest tenure to provide tenure holders incentive to harvest all the timber in a cutblock: (1) receiving licenses and (2) stand-as-a-whole pricing


B.C.'s new Resource Revenue Sharing Policy: the beginning of a new relationship between the mining community and Aboriginal groups in the province?
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • December 17 2009

On October 23, 2008, the B.C. government, (the "Province") announced its new Resource Revenue Sharing Policy (the "Policy") for the mining sector


Budget boost for BC's film industry
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • April 21 2009

British Columbia is often described as a "world class" destination for film and television production


Court endorses lower notice periods for short service employees and upholds option award
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • February 27 2009

In the recent decision in Saalfeld v Absolute Software Corporation, the B.C. Court of Appeal narrowed the application of a recent trend in B.C., which was spreading to other provinces, of severance awards as high as 5 or 6 months for employees with 2 years of service or less in a variety of non-senior management positions