Friday News Finds – October 29, 2021

Happy Friday! With the week wrapping up, it is time for another installment of Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing the federal government’s new cabinet and a boardroom battle at Rogers Communications, Canada’s largest telecommunications company. On September 26, the federal government announced its new cabinet. The new cabinet features many changes, but …

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Friday News Finds – March 19, 2021

By Zach Lechner-Sung Welcome back to Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications, a CSA review of disclosure regarding women in leadership positions, and a recent OSC decision concerning the minimum tender requirement for take-over bids. On Monday, Rogers Communications Inc. announced that it will be acquiring Shaw …

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Biden Administration Presents Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Tech

By Camden Hutchison, Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia Many Canadians welcomed the election of Joe Biden as America’s 46th president. Not only was the Trump era marked by volatility and extremism—culminating in a violent attack on the U.S. capitol—but Trump’s “America first” policies were directly harmful to Canada. …

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Friday News Finds – March 4, 2021

By Thien Hoang Welcome back to Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing a case involving Canada's take-over bid regime, the results of the Competition Bureau’s investigation into FlightHub, and the conclusion of the Cameco transfer pricing tax dispute. On February 23, 2021, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released the reasons for its order, …

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Reconciliation in Indigenous Economic Development Initiatives

By Frankie Young, Assistant Professor, Western Law This is a critical time in Canada for key stakeholders to consider the role of economics in the broader mandate of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses bring unique perspectives and creative talent and products to the market and coming generations will be important contributors to …

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Friday News Finds – February 25, 2021

By Zach Lechner-Sung Welcome back to Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing a new Ontario Instrument issued by the OSC, the FCA's decision in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. The Queen, and a recent funding announcement by the Black Future Lawyers program. Last week, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) took action to …

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Friday News Finds – February 19, 2021

By Bryan Yau Happy Friday! With the week wrapping up, it is time for another installment of Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing the launch of North America’s first Bitcoin ETF, proposed changes to Ontario’s Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021, and an update on Air Canada’s proposed acquisition of Transat A. T. …

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Friday News Finds – February 12, 2021

By Zach Lechner-Sung Happy Friday CBLB readers! It is time for another installment of Friday Finds – our recurring series where we share the week’s top corporate and securities law news stories. This week we will be discussing a recently certified class action against RBC Global Asset Management, a IIROC bulletin re-released in light of …

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Friday News Finds – February 5, 2021

By Thien Hoang Welcome back to Friday Finds! This week, we will be discussing the GameStop short squeeze, proposed regulatory changes for Ontario’s energy sector, and new COVID-19 business support programs. Last week, the American video game retailer GameStop saw a meteoric rise in its share price as a result of a short squeeze social …

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