ESG: A Catalyst for Economic Development
May 25, 2023
Ceilidh Hemmati, Simon Foxcroft and Nolan Okrusko have written a white paper for Edmonton Global entitled ESG as a Catalyst for Economic Development.
Eddie Goldenberg on Canada and China: Rhetoric and Reality
May 12, 2023
Eddie Goldenberg writes in Policy Magazine on why dealing with China going forward will be critically important for Canada’s long-term future in a world of two superpowers. He says that Canada must not ignore the economic, geopolitical and military challenges posed to global security today by China’s greatly augmented capabilities, and must be open, along with our allies, to a coordinated approach to meet these challenges.
Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes - April 2023
May 05, 2023
The 25th edition of Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes, published on Taxnet Pro by Thomson Reuters, features an overview of recent cases of note and cases under appeal. Additionally, the publication features more detailed reports on the cases of Hull v. The King, 2021 TCC 87 and Goldhar v. The King, 2023 TCC 30 and the impacts of these decisions.
The Alternative Minimum Tax Goes Mainstream
May 03, 2023
Stephen Bowman and Jay Winters write in Canadian Accountant on the impact to taxpayers of changes to the alternative minimum tax (AMT) regime. They include a capital gains study in their article.
Indigenous Ownership: Best Practices for Major Project Success
March 08, 2023
Luke Morrison and Ashley White were interviewed as industry experts in The Conference Board of Canada's industry paper on best practices and challenges for promoting Indigenous ownership of major projects. The paper, authored by Matthew Belliveau, examines leading practices and policies of industry proponents, governments and lending institutions to ensure successful Indigenous ownership, while also identifying challenges and gaps.
Expert Panel: Air Canada Decision Illustrates Danger of Relying on Pension Plan Terms in Wrongful Dismissal Actions
February 28, 2023
Susan Seller writes in Benefits Canada on the potential issues caused by exclusive dependence on the terms of pension plans during wrongful dismissal proceedings. Susan outlines a recent court decision involving Air Canada—in which an employee who was dismissed after 37 years of service claimed that his pension benefits were improperly calculated—and reviews the importance of language in pension plan text as well as risk mitigation strategies that companies can adopt to prepare them to avoid and counter these kinds of claims.
Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes - February 2023
February 22, 2023
The 24th edition of Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes, published on Taxnet Pro by Thomson Reuters, features an overview of recent cases of note and cases under appeal. Additionally, the publication features a report on the application of adverse inference in tax disputes.
Charting the Future of Canadian Governance
January 25, 2023
Anne McLellan and Dr. Indira Samarasekera helped create the report, Charting the Future of Canadian Governance: A Principled Approach to Navigating Rising Expectations for Boards of Directors. Anne and Indira are members of the 13-member Committee on the Future of Corporate Governance in Canada, a joint initiative of TMX Group and the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Trademark Litigation in Canada: WTR's Global Guide 2023
January 24, 2023
Dominique Hussey and Jeilah Chan co-author the Canada chapter in the seventh edition of World Trademark Review's Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2023.
The guide is an indispensable resource for trademark professionals and Dominique and Jeilah tell readers what they need to know about the Canadian landscape
A Canadian Perspective on Global Investigations Around the World
January 23, 2023
Sabrina Bandali, Emrys Davis, Alan Gardner, Laura Inglis, Amanda McLachlan, Ruth Promislow and Nathan Shaheen co-author the Canada chapter in Global Investigations Review's Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations, Volume II: Global Investigations around the World.
They look at the nuances of law and process in Canada that practitioners are likely to encounter in cross-border investigations. This includes Canada's legal framework for corporate liability, the steps in an investigation, co-operative agreements giving immunity or leniency and corporate compliance programs.
Energy Security and the Role of ESG
January 19, 2023
Keely Cameron and Nathan Green write in CBA National on the opportunity for Canada to use ESG reporting to differentiate Canadian resources and provide greater global energy security through comprehensive, verifiable and measurable reporting.
They describe why it is clear from the supply constraints imposed on the world that there is, and will continue to be, an important role for Canadian oil and gas in the years to come.
Ban on Foreign Purchase of Residential Property in UDI News
January 12, 2023
The Urban Development Institute includes Bennett Jones' analysis of the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act (Act) in the UDI Federal News update. The Act went into effect on January 1, 2023, and is in place for two years.
One-Half of the Critical Minerals Story: Canadian Mining Journal
January 12, 2023
Sander Grieve, Steven Bennett, Zirjan Derwa and Martin Ignasiak write in Canadian Mining Journal on the federal government's new announcements on state-owned enterprise investment in Canada's critical minerals sector—and the new questions the policies raise.
Getting the Deal Through in Private M&A in Canada
December 30, 2022
John Mercury, James McClary, Bryan Haynes, Ian Michael, Kristopher Hanc and Drew Broughton write the Canadian chapter in Lexology's global guide on Getting the Deal Through—Private M&A 2023. They look at the key trends, opportunities, challenges and risks that strategic decision makers need to consider when investing in Canada.
An Update on Regulatory Oversight of Pension Risk Management
December 22, 2022
Susan Seller writes in Benefits Canada on the newly developed CAPSA committee aimed at developing risk management guidelines for pension plans. Susan explores how the feedback garnered from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions could influence the findings and initiatives brought up by this new committee.
Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes - December 2022
December 15, 2022
The 23rd edition of Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes, published on Taxnet Pro by Thomson Reuters, features an overview of recent cases of note and cases under appeal. Additionally, the publication includes reports on the growing number of "unnamed person" requirement letters being issued by the Canada Revenue Agency in the course of tax audits and impactful appellate decisions in tax cases which are expected to be released in 2023.
Mining For Green Opportunities In Carbon Markets
November 08, 2022
Steven Bennett and Thomas McInerney write in Canadian Mining Journal on how miners love to talk about “the markets,” but increasingly at industry conferences it is the carbon markets, and not just the stock markets, that has everyone’s attention.
Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes - October 2022
October 31, 2022
The 22nd edition of Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes, published on Taxnet Pro by Thomson Reuters, features an overview of recent cases of note and cases under appeal. Additionally, the publication includes a report on Canada (AG) v. Collins Family Trust, 2022 SCC 26.
Federal Clean Electricity Standard – Where is Canadian Federalism Headed?
October 17, 2022
David Bursey co-authors a blog with Denise Mullen for the Business Counsel of British Columbia on Canada's proposed federal clean electricity standard.
David and Denise propose that the standard "is unnecessary and...represents an unconstitutional over-reach of federal jurisdiction."
Americas Antitrust Review 2023: Merger Review in Canada
October 13, 2022
Adam Kalbfleisch and Kyle Donnelly write in the Americas Antitrust Review 2023 on the structure and practice for merger review under the Canadian Competition Act. They examine issues related to challenges by the Commissioner of Competition, and potential remedies when issues arise—as well as the enforcement approach to merger review by the Competition Bureau, including recent developments.