News & Publications Results
|Essential Tasks of Pension and Benefit Plan Trustees
This publication was designed to ensure trustees are aware of how essential it is that they understand their legal duties, what to watch out for, and how to limit their exposure to liability.
|Tell Me No Lies – The New Duty of Honesty in Contractual Performance
There has been a flood of commentary and discussion since the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or the “Court”) decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 (“Bhasin”) was issued on November 13th.
|Benefit changes inspire class action and other lawsuits
Craig Ferris was interviewed by the National Post about the growing area of pensions and benefits class actions and the elements that make pension rights ideal for class actions.
|User Fee Design by Canadian Municipalities: Considerations Arising from the Case Law
This article provides a detailed review of the existing Canadian case law to highlight key legal, technical, and administrative issues facing municipalities in designing and implementing user fees. The discussion focuses in particular on the principal legal tests for user fees and the application of those tests in specific cases.
|Streaming transactions are filling the financing gap and raising confidence in rough mining sector
In this article, Stuart Breen comments on how the use of stream financing is expanding as an innovative financing vehicle for mining companies.
|Discussion of sexual harassment in the workplace and what employers can do to ensure proper polices are in place to address allegations||06.11.14|
|Lawson Lundell Launches Real Estate Law Blog
Lawson Lundell is pleased to announce the launch of the Real Estate Law Blog.
Our Real Estate Law Blog provides brief commentary on current legal trends and developments affecting the real estate industry. The topics addressed in our Real Estate Law Blog are of interest to commercial real estate developers, real estate and strata agents, investors, landlords and tenants, as well as a variety of industry groups.
|After Tsilhqot'in - Aboriginal Issues for Project Proponents North of 60
Ever since the Tsilhqot’in decision was handed down by the Supreme Court of Canada in June, lawyers, journalists, economists and project proponents alike have been assessing the ruling’s impact on the development of natural resource projects in Canada.
This article focuses on the Aboriginal issues that arise in the context of project development in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
|Contract Law Update: Developments of Note
Each year, Lisa A. Peters reviews judgments dealing with contract law issues focusing on decisions of relevance to commercial lawyers and business leaders. This year she examines topics such as: the standard of review on contract interpretation issues; efficient breach; restrictive covenants; exclusion clauses; the intersection of contract law and conflicts of law; the interaction of entire agreement, arbitration and attornment clauses; and the contractual duties of good faith.
|Do reputations need to be better protected online?||12.10.14|
|Cross Canada Guide to Human Rights Law in Employment||09.10.14|
|Litigation and Dispute Resolution Partner Joins Lawson Lundell
Lawson Lundell LLP is pleased to welcome Tamela (Tammy) Coates, a leading litigator, as a partner based in the firm’s growing and active Calgary office.
|Canadian Securities Administrators Issue Proposed Changes to the Takeover Regime
On September 11, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”), the authorities responsible for the regulation of Canadian securities markets, issued CSA Notice 62-306 proposing significant changes to the takeover regime. The proposals represent a change in methodology from the approaches presented by the CSA in March, 2013, which addressed the permissible use of “poison pills” (shareholder rights plans) in response to hostile takeovers. In recent years the CSA had appeared divided on this issue, which has often been framed in terms of the question who should have the biggest say on responding to a hostile takeover, the target’s directors or its shareholders?
|Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining publishes Lawson Lundell article on "Engagement with Aboriginal Groups as a Threshold Issue in Mining Development"
Khaled Abdel-Barr, Karen MacMillan and Keith Bergner's article on "Engagement with Aboriginal Groups as a Threshold Issue in Mining Development" was published in the Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining in the Fall of 2014. The article discusses the different crossing points between Aboriginal Groups and Mining Development.
|Licensee Liability Rating Programs in the WSB||21.9.14|
|BCTF president calls for binding arbitration in teacher strike; minister cool to proposal||17.9.14|
|Teachers ask for binding arbitration; Government wants more details before agreeing, but deal would open schools next week||06.9.14|
|Parties struggle for support in strike||05.9.14|
|Discussion of labour relations and the teacher's strike||03.9.14|
|Canada Chapter: The International Comparative Legal Guide to Mining Law 2015
In this chapter, Karen MacMillan and Khaled Abdel-Barr discuss the relevant authorities and legislation, mineral and land rights, foreign ownership and indigenous ownership requirements and restriction, taxes and royalties, as well as environmental and health and safety considerations.