The New Integrity Regime in Canada – Revised Debarment Rules Still Too Strict?

On July 3rd, 2015, the Canadian government announced a new Integrity Framework (the “Integrity Regime”), which applies to all federal procurement and real property transactions, and debars suppliers who have been convicted of “integrity offences” from contracting with the federal government for a set period of time ranging from 5-10 years.

Excalibur: The Divisional Court Affirms That Class Actions Are Not Always Preferable and That Ontario Courts Should Not Always “Go Global”

Excalibur: The Divisional Court Affirms That Class Actions Are Not Always Preferable and That Ontario Courts Should Not Always “Go Global”

In the recent Excalibur Special Opportunities LP v Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP decision, a majority of the Ontario Divisional Court upheld the ruling of Justice Perell denying certification of a proposed global class action on the basis that it failed to meet the preferable procedure and identifiable class requirements.

Brussels Beat – Who Decides What and How On Greece Bailout Deal?

Brussels Beat – Who Decides What and How On Greece Bailout Deal?

So, the Tsipras government has submitted its proposals for a third bailout. Specifically, new and non-triumphalist Minister of Finance Euclid Tsakalotos wrote on Wednesday to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) seeking a three-year loan facility “given the risk to the financial stability of Greece as a member state and of the euro area as a whole” [see letter here].