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Charter Of The French Language
Under the Charter of the French Language, French is both the official language of Québec and the normal language of work (employees have a right to carry on their activities in French) and commerce (consumers of goods and services have a right to be informed and served in French).
Canada
29 Sep 2017
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OSC Issues Annual Summary Report For Dealers, Advisers And Investment Fund Managers
On July 11, 2017, the OSC issued its Annual Summary Report for Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers (OSC Staff Notice 33-748).
Canada
27 Jul 2017
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Welcome to the Family: Promissory notes under the Securities Act
​In Ontario Securities Commission v. Tiffin, the Ontario Court of Justice clarified the limits of the definition of "securities" under s.1(1) of the Securities Act, as it relates to promissory notes. The defendant in the case was charged with trading in securities without being registered and while prohibited, and without filing a prospectus.
Canada
14 Mar 2017
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Trump Trumped at the Supreme Court
Last year, the Ontario Court of Appeal ​​'s decision in Singh v Trump overturned a lower court decision and awarded the plaintiff damages against Donald J. Trump Sr. (as he then was) for negligent misrepresentation with respect to a Trump Hotel investement program (read about that here).
Canada
14 Mar 2017
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Appeal From A Finding Of Fraud And A Disgorgement Order Of Over $16 Million Dismissed
The appellants challenged the fraud finding, the misrepresentation finding and the disgorgement order.
Canada
22 Feb 2017
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Statutory Disclosure Obligations For Cybersecurity Risks And Incidents
Last Thursday, Canadian Securities Administrators issued a Staff Notice to provide reporting issuers with guidance for compliance with continuous disclosure obligations regarding cybersecurity risks and incidents.
Canada
21 Feb 2017
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Unsuitable Investments Top Investor Complaints To IIROC
IIROC has also issued confidential Complaints and Inquiries Statistics Reports to all the firms it regualtes in conjunction with the publichishing of these statistics.
Canada
7 Nov 2016
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OSC To Host Dialogue - The Game Has Changed
These proposals arrive at the heels of this summer's implementation of the OSC's Whistleblower Program, which has already incited over 30 tips.
Canada
21 Oct 2016
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Doesn't Let Trump Off That Easy
In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of ​Appeal overturned a lower court decision that dismissed an action on a summary judgment motion.
Canada
20 Oct 2016
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OSC 2016 Enforcement Statisitics
Recently, the Ontario Securities Commission released its 2016 Annual Repor​t, including its enforcement statistics for the 2015-16 year.
Canada
20 Sep 2016
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Ontario Courts Can Hear Claims Relating To Foreign Exchanges, But The Question Is: When Is Ontario The Most Convenient Forum İn Which To Do So?
The Court of Appeal found that procedural barriers were being used to prevent the plaintiffs from having their claim heard on the merits, and therefore lifted the stay.
Canada
4 Aug 2016
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Court Raises Threshold For Approving Settlement Of Securities Class Action
Financial institutions seeking approval of class action settlements should be prepared to meet this higher threshold.
Canada
11 Apr 2016
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IIROC 2015 Enforcement Report: Activity Against Investor Firms Up, Activity Against Individual Reps Down Slightly
IIROC levied over $4.5 million against firms and individuals across Canada. In 2014 this number was $3.67 million.
Canada
4 Apr 2016
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IIROC Releases 2016 Compliance Priorities
IIROC released its 2016 Compliance Priorities last week, cautioning pioneers of the FinTech wave that compliance efforts will be closely following the industry's technological advancements.
Canada
29 Feb 2016
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Liberal Government Announces Winding Down Of The Political Activities Audit Program For Charities
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, announced today the winding down of the review by the CRA of registered charities' political activities saying results of the political activities audit program have shown substantial compliance with the rules restricting political activities.
Canada
21 Jan 2016
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Insurance Changes In Saskatchewan And Manitoba
A bill that will repeal the Saskatchewan Insurance Act and replace it with modernized insurance legislation has received second reading in the Saskatchewan legislature.
Canada
15 Jan 2015
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Ontario’s 2010 Fall Economic Statement
On Thursday November 18, the Ontario Minister of Finance, Hon. Dwight Duncan, released the much anticipated Fall Economic Statement and Fiscal Update (the Update) as required by statute.
Canada
23 Nov 2010
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Strict Compliance With Letter Of Credit Not Always Enough – Fairness And Equity In Letter Of Credit Transactions
In the recent decision of "Nareerux Import Co. Ltd. v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce", the Ontario Court of Appeal considered principles of fairness and equity in letter of credit transactions.
Canada
17 Nov 2009
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Ontario Budget Highlights 2009
On March 26, 2009, the McGuinty Government presented its budget. Unlike the previous three, this budget estimates a $3.9 billion deficit in the fiscal year 2008 – 2009 and a $14.1 deficit in the 2009 – 2010 fiscal year.
Canada
30 Mar 2009
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