News & Publications Results

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Labour and Employment Law Bulletin: Pre-employment Credit Check Breached Privacy Rights

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta has recently found that an employer who conducted pre-employment credit checks of applicants for the position of retail sales associate had breached the requirements of the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA").

Recent Changes Involving the GST and Pension Plans

A discussion of two 2009 fairly significant Goods and Services Tax ("GST")-related developments: GST on Pension Costs Generally, and GST on Investment Management Fees Specifically. This article was published by Federated Press in Pension Planning, Vol XV, No. 3.

Climate Change Bulletin - Provincial and Federal Legislative & Policy Initiatives: Selected Updates

Concerns over global climate change have sparked a series of legislative and policy responses on the provincial, federal, regional, and international levels. Governments have invoked a number of different policy tools to respond and adapt to these concerns. This bulletin provides a brief update on current legislative and policy initiatives in selected jurisdictions.

Comments Sought on Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects

The Canadian Securities Administrators are requesting comments on proposed amendments to National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Lawson Lundell welcomes Justin Young

Lawson Lundell is pleased to welcome Justin Young to the Firm. Justin joins our Corporate Finance and Securities Group.

Mining Law Update - Spring 2010

This is Lawson Lundell's web-based publication dedicated to keeping readers informed about developments in Canadian mining law.

Lawson Lundell represents Concord Pacific on its first renewable energy project

On April 21, 2010 Concord Pacific completed the financing for its Red Lily Wind Energy Project located in south-eastern Saskatchewan.

Doing Deals in Canada 2010

This is an overview of the Canadian business environment and a summary of the general commercial laws that apply in Canada. It has been prepared to assist anyone who is considering establishing a business in Canada.

Self Storage Property Tax Issues in British Columbia

Paper presented to the Canadian Self Storage Association 4th Annual (2010 Western Regional) Conference and Tradeshow. Property taxes are an increasingly important fixed cost and bottom line item that businesses have to pay close attention to, in order to remain competitive.

New Conspiracy / Cartel Law in Effect

The Federal Government introduced the most sweeping changes to the Competition Act in 25 years in March of 2009. One of the most significant amendments made was to the conspiracy law provisions. The introduction of the new conspiracy enforcement regime was delayed one year, to March 12, 2010, and is now in effect.

Real Estate Development Insolvencies, a British Columbia Perspective

A review of some of the more interesting experiences, as well as legal and practical issues, arising from a variety of real estate development insolvencies. This paper was presented at the 7th Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference in February 2010.

Lawson Lundell represents BC Hydro in the $825 million purchase of a 1/3 interest in the 493 megawatt Waneta Dam from Teck Metals Ltd.

On March 5, 2010, British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority closed the $825 million purchase from Teck Metals Ltd. of a 1/3 interest in Teck’s 493 megawatt Waneta Dam in south-eastern British Columbia.

Federal Budget 2010 Taxation Measures of Interest to Technology Companies, Private Equity and Venture Capital

The March 4, 2010 Federal Budget introduced some targeted measures of interest to companies in the technology industry, as well as private equity and venture capital funds investing in technology companies.

Brad Armstrong, Q.C. successful in Supreme Court of Canada Decision

Lawson Lundell partner Brad Armstrong, Q.C. successfully represented Red Chris Development Co. Ltd. in a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada upholding the environmental assessment of the Red Chris mine under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

National Valuation and Legal Symposium, Cross-Canada Legal Panel: British Columbia Update

"Is the tax system becoming more or less equitable and transparent?" - paper presented at the Canadian Property Tax Association Ontario Chapter, 5th National Valuation and Legal Symposium.

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Transition Disclosure Update

Issuers filing financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A) for the financial year ending December 31, 2009 are required to provide disclosure on their progress towards IFRS adoption. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently published pertinent advice on IFRS-related disclosure expectations for forthcoming MD&A.

Canadian Freestyle Ski Association Olympic Success

Lawson Lundell is a proud sponsor of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association. We offer our congratulations to Alexandre Bilodeau and Jennifer Heil on their medal winning moguls performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Canadian Mining Law

This paper provides a general sense of how hard rock mining law works in Canada by examining topics such as the Canadian legal and political structure; foreign investment; aboriginal title and rights; environmental law; the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut; and British Columbia. It was presented at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Mining Law Short Course.

Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations

This paper discusses five types of for-profit unincorporated business organizations: general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, and unlimited liability companies. It was presented at Insight's 2010 Negotiating and Drafting Major Business Agreements Conference.

Climate Change Newsletter: New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations

As of January 1, 2010, “single facility operations” and “linear facilities operations”, located in British Columbia and emitting 10,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gases (GHGs) per year will be required to register with the Ministry of Environment (MOE), collect emissions data, and report their GHG emissions.