US ITC Makes Preliminary Determination to Continue Boeing-Bombarier Aircraft Dispute

sports_2008015797-1113int.epsOn June 9, 2017, the United States International Trade Commission (“US ITC”) voted on and made affirmative preliminary determinations in its preliminary injury phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada.  Reasons may not be available for a few weeks to a month.  View Full Post
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TSX Intends to Digitize PIFs

The ability to electronically sign personal information forms (PIFs) and declarations required by the Toronto Stock Exchange is being considered pursuant to proposed amendments to the TSX Company Manual published for comment on June 1, 2017. The proposed amendments would also remove the requirement that a PIF, a declaration or a TSX listing application be notarized by a public notary in an effort to improve client experience and reduce regulatory burden on TSX-listed issuers. View Full Post
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Canada Repeals Côte D’Ivoire and Liberia Sanctions While Extending Syria SEMA Prohibitions to More Individuals and Entities

Canadian regulations imposing limited trade sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia were recently repealed following the termination of similar measures imposed on the two countries by U.N. Security Council Resolutions 2283 and 2288. The Canadian sanctions had focused primarily on the supply, sale, export or shipment of arms and related material to Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia. View Full Post
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IIROC and the Life Insurance Council of Saskatchewan Agree to Share Information

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Life Insurance Council of Saskatchewan (LICS) have entered into an information sharing agreement designed to provide stronger protection for investors and consumers. The June 2, 2017 agreement, which takes the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), aims to prevent rulebreakers from moving from IIROC’s jurisdiction to LICS’ jurisdiction (or vice versa) without close scrutiny and will result in IIROC and LICS sharing certain information about investigations and discipline. View Full Post
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The Final Word? the Ontario Court of Appeal Denies Nunc Pro Tunc Relief in Pennyfeather V. Timminco

By Jessica Laham Jessica Laham In Pennyfeather v. Timminco (“Pennyfeather”), the Ontario Court of Appeal delivered yet another ruling concerning the interaction between the limitation period for obtaining leave to commence an action for misrepresentation in the secondary securities market under s. View Full Post
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How Does the UK Election Results Affect Canada-UK Trade?

Shipping Container Above Stacked OthersOn June 8, 2017, the election in the United Kingdom saw the May Conservative Government go from a majority Conservative Government to a minority Conservative Government (possibly to be supported by the Democratic Unionist Party). On June 23, 2016 (almost a year ago), the United Kingdom voted for Brexit (that is, to exit the European Union).   View Full Post
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A Tale of Two Models: The Timing of Major Energy Project Reviews

 Jonathan Drance, Glenn Cameron and Kurtis Reed –  Last year, we surveyed the time that it took to conduct and complete major energy project reviews in Canada, both at the federal and provincial levels (the Project Survey), for a presentation that we made to the Canadian Energy Law Foundation in June 2016,. View Full Post
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Amendments to Ontario’s Net Metering Regulations

Lanette Wilkinson –  On July 1, 2017, amendments to Ontario’s net metering regulations (O. Reg 541/05) come into effect.  As a result of these amendments, it is no longer necessary that equipment be 500 kilowatts or less in rated capacity to be eligible for net metering.  Instead, a renewable energy generation facility of any size will be eligible for net metering, provided that it generates electricity primarily for the generator’s own use (with surplus electricity being conveyed to the distribution system) and provided that the generator is not party to any agreement, other than a net metering agreement, for the sale of electricity into the distribution system.  In addition, the amendments allow generators to use energy storage in combination with renewable energy systems.  To the extent that net metering customers have existing net metering arrangements, they will have the option to enter into new agreements for the purpose of being billed on a net metering basis in accordance with the updated provisions of the net metering regulation. View Full Post
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