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Banking and Finance 2023: A Chambers Global Practice Guide Publication
November 27, 2023
Mark Rasile, Denise Bright, Yannick Beaudoin, Simon Grant, Karen Dawson, Noriko Shimura and David Rotchtin offer an analysis on banking and finance in Chambers' Banking and Finance 2023 Practice Guide for Canada. Addressing both law and practice and trends and developments, this guide offers detail regarding topics including the loan market, authorization, structuring and documentation, tax, guarantees and security, enforcement, bankruptcy and insolvency and project finance.
ESG 2023: A Chambers Global Practice Guide Publication
November 27, 2023
Sharon Singh, Radha Curpen, Sarah Gilbert, John Piasta and Bosa Kosoric offer an evaluation on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in Canada in Chambers' ESG 2023 Practice Guide for Canada. This Practice Guide offers valuable insight to the modern ESG environment, supply chain transparency, responsible business conduct, net zero emissions and zero waste, a right to a clean environment, climate-related disclosures, corporate governance diversity disclosures, UN declaration on the rights on Indigenous peoples and rigorous reporting.
Winning Strategies for Litigating Before Canadian Courts
November 24, 2023
Dominique Hussey and Melissa Dimilta write the Canada chapter in the first edition of the WTR Trademark Litigation Review. They look at trademark litigation in Canada at a high level, including causes of action, remedies, evidence and defences.
Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes - November 2023
November 16, 2023
Issue 28 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 more detailed report on the recent decision in BlackBerry Limited v. The King, 2023 TCC 137 and whether experts may opine on Canadian tax law.
Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes—September 2023
September 12, 2023
The 27th edition of Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes, published on Taxnet Pro by Thomson Reuters, features an overview of recent developments in expert evidence in tax cases including the expanding scope of lay opinions discussed in Bell Canada v. The King, 2023 TCC 45. This publication also has summaries of recent tax decisions, tables regarding tax appeals and bulletins/practice directives from the courts.
What B.C. Businesses Need to Know About the EV Transition
September 06, 2023
Duncan McPherson writes for the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on the EV transition in British Columbia. The online version is available here.
British Columbia is leading the way in Canada's shift to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Statistics Canada says that nearly one in five of all new vehicles registered in the province in the first quarter of 2023 was a ZEV, the highest percentage in the country.
Protecting Innovation and AI in Mining
September 05, 2023
Lorelei Graham writes in Canadian Mining Journal on the ways mining companies can protect innovation and AI—as the sector embraces innovation like never before to keep pace with the demand for minerals from the automobile sector, telecommunications and electronics manufacturers, and many modern industries.
Court of Appeal tells Regulators to Pony Up for Disciplinary Proceedings
August 15, 2023
In Alberta, punitive cost awards in administrative proceedings may be a thing of the past. In Jinnah v Alberta Dental Association and College, Alberta’s top court established a new presumption that the profession as a whole—and not individual members—should bear the costs of all but the most serious disciplinary proceedings.
Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes - June 2023
July 10, 2023
The 26th 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 more detailed report on cost recovery challenges in Canadian audits, reviewing cases like The King v. Bowker, 2022 TCC 43.
Where To Next: Resource Nationalism
June 01, 2023
Sander Grieve writes in Canadian Mining Journal on steps being taken by governments, including Canada's, to have more of a direct interest in the extraction of their country's mineral resources. The toolkit includes: foreign investment reviews and divestiture orders; state ownership; export controls and public incentives.
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.
What Canada’s New Forced Labour Reporting Law Means For Mining Companies
April 14, 2023
Sharon Singh, Sabrina Bandali and Jessica Horwitz write in Canadian Mining Journal on how Canada may soon have a new public reporting regime that will have immediate implications for mining companies. Bill S-211, an act to enact the fighting against forced labour and child labour in supply chains act and to amend the customs tariff, is poised to imminently pass third reading in the House of Commons.
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