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“Seller Beware?”: New Anti-Forced Labour Provisions in Federal Government Contracts

Jan 10, 2023

Anti-forced labour contract clauses for federal procurement came into effect November 2021, permitting the federal government to terminate contracts.

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On the Right Track: Canadian Government’s Key Changes to Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

Jan 10, 2023

The Canadian government has announced key changes to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations to streamline cross-border trade of dangerous goods.

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A Foreign Affair at Home Not Abroad – Canada to Consult on the Merits of a Foreign Agent Registry

Jan 9, 2023

Canada announces that consultations on a possible "foreign agent registry" will begin soon. What is that and how is it different from a lobbying law?

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Raising Money with the Offering Memorandum Prospectus Exemption: CSA Adopts Additional Requirements with a Focus on Real Estate Issuers and Collective Investment Vehicles

Jan 9, 2023

The CSA recently announced the adoption of amendments to the offering memorandum exemption in National Instrument 45-106 and the Companion Policy to NI 45-106.

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Quebec Environmental Law : Overview of Key Developments to Follow in 2023

Jan 6, 2023

Environmental law has experienced a strong momentum in recent years and we expect that 2023 will be no exception. This short article presents some of the key developments to follow in this area in Quebec.

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Not So Independent: What Businesses Need To Know About Terminating “Dependent” Contractors

Jan 3, 2023

Firing a contractor is not as easy or straightforward as it seems. Depending on the relationship, a contractor can be deemed to be an employee. Find out why.

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Mind the (Non-)GAAP: Review of Financial Measures Disclosure Under NI 52-112

Dec 23, 2022

An overview of the common deficiencies flagged by the CSA with respect to issuers' compliance with disclosure requirements under NI 52-112 and CP 52-112.

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Transparency Register Requirements for Private Ontario Corporations To Maintain Register Of Individuals With “Significant Control” Coming January 2023

Dec 23, 2022

Effective January 1, 2023, private corporations in Ontario must prepare and maintain a register of individuals with "significant control" of the corporation.

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Sanctions Pivot: Canada Seeks Forfeiture of Russian-Owned Assets to Fund Reconstruction of Ukraine and Adds Oil Price-Cap Restrictions

Dec 22, 2022

Canada, in a first for G7 states, seeks seizure & forfeiture of sanctioned oligarch's assets for use in compensation & reconstruction of Ukraine.