Law.Com on New Leadership at Bennett Jones
November 16, 2023
Law.Com International reports on John Mercury becoming the new Executive Chair at Bennett Jones and Dominique Hussey as the new CEO, starting January 1, 2024.
Canadian Lawyer's One-On-One with Bennett Jones' Next Executive Chair John Mercury
November 15, 2023
John Mercury talks one-on-one with Canadian Lawyer on becoming the next Executive Chair of Bennett Jones, starting on January 1, 2024. Dominique Hussey will become the firm's new CEO on the same date. John says that a change in leadership doesn’t mean that Bennett Jones will be changing how it operates—it’s the opposite.
Teck-Glencore Deal And Regulatory Approvals In Canada: What To Expect
November 14, 2023
John Manley joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss Canadian regulatory approvals and the economic impacts of Swiss company Glencore announcing it will buy a majority stake in Vancouver-based Teck's coal business for US$6.93 billion. The deal paves the way for Teck to split its operations in to two companies: one focused on coal and the other on new metals.
Canada Wants To Give a Russian Plane It Seized To Ukraine. Is That Legal?
November 09, 2023
Jessica Horwitz comments in the Washington Post on Canada's federal government using new asset seizure and forfeiture rules to transfer Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ massive Antonov-124 cargo jet to Ukraine. The move is being watched closely by other countries. Ottawa says it wants to work with Kyiv to use the aircraft to compensate victims of human rights abuses, restore international peace and security or rebuild Ukraine.
The Real Change That's Needed to Make Canada More Competitive
October 30, 2023
Melanie Aitken speaks with BNN Bloomberg about the Canadian Competition Bureau's recent in-depth study—Competition in Canada from 2000 to 2020: An Economy at a Crossroads—which tracks a decline in Canada’s competitive intensity over the last two decades. She says the findings of the report are not surprising and its recommendations won't reverse the trend.
Canada is at a Critical Moment for Critical Minerals
October 23, 2023
Abbas Ali Khan speaks with Lexpert for their special edition on mining in Canada. He talks about the successes, opportunities and competition for Canadian miners and investors in accessing capital, mining regulation and supply chains.
Sharon Singh on ESG in Mining in Lexpert
October 23, 2023
Sharon Singh talks with Lexpert for their special edition on mining in Canada. She shares her insights on diversity in the sector, working with Indigenous communities and ESG reporting.
Climate, Cybersecurity Risks Increasing for Federally Regulated Pension Plans: OSFI Outlook
October 19, 2023
Susan Seller is featured in a Benefits Canada article addressing the increasing climate and cybersecurity risks for Canadian federally regulated pension plans, as outlined in the OSFI's 2023/24 annual risk outlook.
Emphasizing the importance of considering third-party arrangements and commercial real estate risks in this context, Susan highlights the OSFI's role in expanding supervision of these risk factors.
Ottawa’s Authority To Regulate Oil And Gas Emissions Very Much An "Open Question"
October 17, 2023
Brad Gilmour speaks with the Globe and Mail about the federal government pressing forward with a pair of contentious new regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, despite last Friday’s Supreme Court of Canada decision that the government overstepped its constitutional bounds with one of its existing environmental laws. He notes that the Supreme Court has been very clear that Parliament does not have broad regulatory authority in respect of greenhouse gases. In its recent decision, the Court specifically characterized anticipated greenhouse gas emissions from a project as non-federal effects.
Radha Curpen On The Cover of BCBusiness Leadership Issue
October 12, 2023
Radha Curpen appears on the cover of BCBusiness' October 2023 issue. Radha is chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and is featured in a wide-ranging Q&A on leadership and what's next for B.C.'s economy, along with the Board's president and CEO, and incoming chair. Excerpts from the interview are below.
Builder Defaults on Payments Linked to Fortress Real Developments Collapse
October 10, 2023
Joseph Blinick was recently featured in an article in the Globe and Mail about the default on payments by Sunrise Homes (Sunrise) linked to the collapse of Fortress Real Developments Inc.
Joseph is part of the team at Bennett Jones LLP that represents KSV Restructuring Inc., the court-appointed Receiver, to which Sunrise and its related parties—including Sunrise CEO Sajjan Hussain, COO Muzammil Kodwavi—were ordered to repay $10.5 million pursuant to a court-approved settlement.
David Dodge Says The Federal Fiscal Bender Is Finished
September 28, 2023
The National Post writes an opinion column on David Dodge’s recent appearance before the House of Commons finance committee:
David Dodge was like the grown-up handing out black coffee and aspirins the morning after a night of teenage bacchanalian excess.
The former Bank of Canada governor was testifying on Monday and his message was unequivocal: The party’s over.
Merging Into the Future of the Energy Transition
September 25, 2023
Pat Maguire comments in Lexpert's special edition on energy on mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas sector in the net-zero carbon transition. He describes the market for M&A as "stable with positive indicators." He notes that oil prices have been reasonably strong, as many oil and gas companies pay down a lot of debt and buy back shares.
There's A Lot of Optimism Around Profitability in Energy
September 19, 2023
Pat Maguire joins BNN Bloomberg live on the floor of the World Petroleum Congress in Calgary to discuss global demand for Canadian oil & gas, the energy transition and decarbonization, CCUS, hydrogen, why the federal government needs to move faster on rolling out investment tax credits (ITCs) and the pause on renewable energy project approvals in Alberta.
Housing and Food Prices Driving Affordability Agenda
September 18, 2023
John Manley appears live on BNN Bloomberg to discuss why recent federal announcements on housing and grocery prices came as the Liberals are feeling the heat over their re-election prospects. The federal government announced it would cut the GST from new rental builds and called on grocery executives to deliver a plan within weeks to stabilize food prices.