Canada’s 2017 Budget Bill Includes Significant Changes to Canada’s Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Laws

On March 22, 2017, Canada’s Federal Government tabled the 2017 Budget.  Hidden within the supplemental documents is a notice of changes to the Special Import Measures Act (“SIMA”) (Canada’s antidumping and countervailing duty law).  The changes include: View Full Post
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Are You Ready for CETA?: 20 Questions That Canadian Importers Should Be Asking

chessThe Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“Canada-EU CETA”) is a free trade agreement between Canada and the 28 countries of the European Union.  The Canada-EU CETA is Canada’s largest free trade agreement since NAFTA.   There are opportunities for Canadian importers to save the customs duties on goods that they are currently importing (that is, goods that will be subject to duty elimination of duty reduction) and/or find new goods to import. View Full Post
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Equity Derivatives in Canada – What You Need to Know

William Scott and Jonathan Willson of our Toronto office and François Gilbert of our Montreal office recently co-authored the updated Canadian chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Equity Derivatives 2017 (contributing editors: John M. Brandow, Ray Ibrahim and Mark Mendez, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP). View Full Post
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New WorkSafeBC Regulations for Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees Effective April 3, 2017

By Monique Ronning Monique Ronning In British Columbia, a workplace with 20 or more workers must have a joint occupational health and safety committee (“Committee”), and a workplace with 10-19 workers must have a worker health and safety representative. Effective April 3, 2017, amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation will require the following: Employers must ensure that a written evaluation is conducted annually to measure the effectiveness of the Committee. View Full Post
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TSX Releases Guidance with Respect to Majority Voting Policies and Advance Notice Policies

By Nicole Rumble and David E. Woollcombe Nicole RumbleDavid E. Woollcombe On March 9, 2017, Toronto Stock Exchange issued Staff Notice 2017‑001 (the “Notice”), which provides guidance with respect to the TSX’s majority voting requirements for the election of directors (“Majority Voting Requirements”) and the use of advance notice policies and by-laws. View Full Post
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TSX Endorses ISS and Glass Lewis Guidelines for Advance Notice Policies

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has reviewed 25 randomly selected advance notice policies adopted by TSX-listed issuers and has identified a number of its concerns in a Staff Notice published on March 9, 2017. The Staff Notice acknowledges the underlying reasons for the adoption of an advance notice policy but suggests that certain provisions in advance notice policies are not consistent with the stated objectives of the TSX rules related to director elections, including specifically where policies require the nominating security holder to: Attend the meeting at which his or her nominees is standing for election. View Full Post
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TSX Publishes Guidance On Advance Notice Policies

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has reviewed 25 randomly selected advance notice policies adopted by TSX-listed issuers and has identified a number of its concerns in a Staff Notice published on March 9, 2017. The Staff Notice acknowledges the underlying reasons for the adoption of an advance notice policy but suggests that certain provisions in advance notice policies are not consistent with the stated objectives of the TSX rules related to director elections, including specifically where policies require the nominating security holder to: Attend the meeting at which his or her nominees is standing for election. View Full Post
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