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Canada Will Introduce A Foreign Influence Transparency Registry – Government of Canada Opens Consultations on the Registry Thru May 9, 2023

Mar 10, 2023

Public Safety Canada, the federal department responsible for national security announced consultations on a foreign influence transparency registry.

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Sunny Days Ahead – The WestJet-Sunwing Merger is Cleared for Takeoff

Mar 10, 2023

On March 10, 2023, the Government of Canada approved WestJet's merger with Sunwing pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act.

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The Energy Statutes Amendment Act – Expansion of Liability for Officers and Directors in Energy Sector

Mar 10, 2023

British Columbia’s Energy Statutes Amendment Act expands the potential liabilities for oil and gas activities to directors and officers.

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Rush Order – Government of Canada Invokes Urgent Operational Requirements to Justify Quick Purchases of Military Goods

Mar 10, 2023

Canada's Defence Minister invokes Urgent Operational Requirements in Eastern Europe to buy military hardware using an exceptional procurement mechanism

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More Bang for Your Buck: OSC’s updated fee structure to take effect April 3, 2023

Mar 8, 2023

Amendments to OSC Rule 13-502 Fees, OSC Rule 13-503 (Commodity Futures Act) Fees and their related companion policies coming into force April 3, 2023.

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Procurement in Ontario: Current State-of-Play

Mar 8, 2023

Potential changes to procurement in Ontario include the operationalization of Supply Ontario and "Buy Ontario" legislation.

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Court of Appeal Confirms Setting Aside an Arbitral Award is a “Tall” Order

Mar 8, 2023

The Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Tall Ships Development Inc. v. Brockville (City) illustrates when a Court will interfere with an arbitration award.

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Managing Culture and Behaviour Risks: OSFI’s New Draft Guideline for Financial Institutions

Mar 8, 2023

An overview of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ new draft guideline on culture and behaviour risks for Federally Regulated Financial Institutions.

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Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls….The Clock is Ticking for Unregistered Crypto Trading Platforms Operating in Canada as CSA Announce Enhanced Pre-Registration Undertakings

Mar 8, 2023

CSA Staff Notice 21-332: Increased compliance standards for crypto exchanges and guidance on the application of Canadian securities laws to crypto assets.