In recent years, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has been relying on its discretionary public interest power to make enforcement orders in circumstances where no actual breach of securities laws has been proven and no egregious violation of recognized conduct standards is necessarily involved.
The recommendation of class counsel and parties for the distribution of “leftover” class action settlement funds may no longer be the golden rule.
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources recently announced measures to enhance the liability and accountability of pipeline companies for oil spills.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has published a speech given by a member of its executive board, Sabine Lautenschlager. The speech is entitled Making the comprehensive assessment a success.
On May 21, 2014, Mr. Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec, presented his inaugural speech at the National Assembly (available here in French only).