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Warning For Businesses: Companies Can be Liable for Tort of Bribery Even if They Did Not Intend to Pay or Receive a Bribe

Apr 12, 2024

Businesses with a duty to provide impartial advice must take steps to ensure the payments they make or receive are not later interpreted as bribes.

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Administrative Monetary Penalties: Regulators “AMP-ing” up the Pressure on Businesses

Mar 19, 2024

Administrative Monetary Penalties are increasingly used to sanction regulatory non-compliance in Canada. What are they and what should you do if faced with one?

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The Latest Risk to the BC Natural Resource Sector: Government Uses Little Known Law to Freeze Mining Rights Unless First Nations Consent

Mar 11, 2024

BC's government has issued unprecedented orders, to prohibit mining activity in certain areas, unless First Nations consent.

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Two-Year Anniversary of Russia’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine: New Sanctions Designations and Expansion of Export Prohibitions

Feb 28, 2024

To coincide with the two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Canada announced new sanctions and financial reporting obligations.

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BC Government Consulting on New Law to Give Indigenous Groups Control over Crown Land Decisions

Jan 24, 2024

The Government of BC is seeking to amend the Land Act to provide decision making power over Crown land to Indigenous groups.

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CIRO Proposes Amendments to Strengthen Short Selling Regulations

Jan 17, 2024

On January 11, 2024, CIRO proposed amendments aimed at strengthening short selling regulations in Canada.

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SCC Reference re Impact Assessment Act: A step in the right direction for the mining industry

Jan 9, 2024

On October 13, 2023, the SCC ruled that certain core provisions of Canada's Impact Assessment Act and its Physical Activities Regulations were unconstitutional.

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Net Zero Plans Deserve Closer Attention Than They Are Getting

Nov 29, 2023

This bulletin provides guidance for companies on practices around net zero plans

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Supreme Court of Canada Rules Impact Assessment Act Unconstitutional: Implications and Future Directions

Nov 1, 2023

Overview of the Supreme Court's ruling of the constitutionality of the Impact Assessment Act and its implications on the energy and natural resource sectors.