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Public Contracts In Quebec: First Order Of The Autorité Des Marchés Publics Welcomed By Industry Stakeholders
On June 21, 2019, Quebec's autorité des marchés publics (AMP) rendered its first decision, less than a month after the coming into force of its powers to examine and process complaints about public procurement processes...
Canada
5 Jul 2019
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Refining Fairness: Precedent-Setting Cases In Procurement Law
In 2018, courts made significant rulings about what fairness means in procurement law from the perspective of owners and bidders alike.
Canada
18 Mar 2019
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2019 B.C. Budget: Infrastructure Pipeline
On February 19, 2019, British Columbia issued its 2019 budget, which the provincial government stated is "the largest infrastructure investment in B.C.'s history".
Canada
5 Mar 2019
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Quebec Public Procurement Authority: Powers And Duties Take Effect
On January 25, 2019, certain provisions governing the Autorité des marchés publics (AMP) come into effect, a welcome and anticipated change for many public bodies and private enterprises.
Canada
31 Jan 2019
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Expatriate Voting Restrictions: No "Social Contract" Justification
On January 11, 2019, a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Frank v. Canada (Attorney General) that certain provisions in the Canada Elections Act, which denied federal voting rights ...
Canada
18 Jan 2019
6
Doing Business In Canada 2018
​Our latest Doing Business in Canada guide is designed to give those interested in expanding their business an overview of Canadian law ...
Canada
3 Dec 2018
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USMCA Eliminates Investor-State Arbitration For Canada – What It Means For Investors
On September 30, 2018, Canada, Mexico and the United States announced that they had reached an agreement on a new treaty, the USMCA, which will replace the NAFTA that has been in force since 1994.
Canada
8 Oct 2018
8
The Ins And Outs Of Canada's New Trade Agreement And NAFTA Replacement, The USMCA
On September 30, 2018, Canada and the United States resolved outstanding trade issues and announced that they, together with Mexico, agreed to a trilateral United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Canada
5 Oct 2018
9
Quebec Public Procurement – New Procurement Authority Ramps Up
On July 25, 2018, Denis Gallant took office as the first president and chief executive officer of the AMP, Quebec's central public procurement supervisory body, following his appointment by the National Assembly.
Canada
15 Aug 2018
10
British Columbia Introduces New Public Procurement Strategy
The B.C. Ministry of Citizens' Services (Ministry) recently introduced a new procurement strategy (Strategy), with the aim to "change the way government buys goods and services
Canada
27 Jul 2018
11
Ontario Court Upholds Debarment Of Municipal Contractor, Confirms Municipalities' Broad Discretion In Commercial Decision-Making
In its recent decision, Interpaving Limited v. City of Greater Sudbury, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) (Court) upheld a municipality's four-year debarment of a contractor ...
Canada
18 Jul 2018
12
Ontario Court Upholds Debarment Of Municipal Contractor, Confirms Municipalities' Broad Discretion In Commercial Decision-Making
In its recent decision, Interpaving Limited v. City of Greater Sudbury, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) (Court) upheld a municipality's four-year debarment of a contractor, affirming municipalities' broad discretion to make business decisions.
Canada
13 Jul 2018
13
Ontario Responds To "Buy American" Measures With The Fairness In Procurement Act, 2018
The Act is nThe Government of Ontario has passed the Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018 (Act) in response to measures taken in certain U.S. jurisdictions that restrict Ontario businesses'...
Canada
13 Mar 2018
14
Updated Procurement Thresholds For Canada's Free Trade Agreements In Effect
In its December 21, 2017 Contract Policy Notice, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat published an updated set of procurement thresholds that have been indexed for inflation and came into effect on January 1, 2018.
Canada
15 Jan 2018
15
International Competition Network Addresses Bid-Rigging In Government Procurement
Certain materials presented at the workshop may become available, as has been done in previous years, on the ICN website.
Canada
17 Oct 2017
16
CETA Now In Force: Are You Maximizing The Benefits?
Following are ways for Canadian businesses to benefit from the CETA provisions, mainly focusing on goods.
Canada
26 Sep 2017
17
A Primer On The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic And Trade Agreement
CETA is the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU) and its member states.
Canada
25 Sep 2017
18
Opportunities For Canadian Companies Increase As India Accelerates Its Smart Cities Mission
The Government of India recently announced it is accelerating the pace of its Smart Cities Mission by asking states to focus on impactful and public-private-partnership-based smart city projects, ...
Canada
15 Sep 2017
19
2017 B.C. Budget: Infrastructure Spending To Get 19 Per Cent Boost Year-Over-Year
The total taxpayer-supported investment represents an increase of C$1.7-billion over the forecast in the province's 2016 budget, which is due in part to an increase in cost-shared projects with the federal government.
Canada
23 Feb 2017
20
Key Issues When Doing Business With The Canadian Public Sector
Which entities are impacted by rules governing the public sector can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Whether access to information and lobbying laws affect schools and hospitals...
Canada
8 Nov 2016
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