Media Coverage Results

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Marko Vesely interviewed by CBC Vancouver and the Globe and Mail about the defamation suit against John Furlong

Marko Vesely was interviewed by media about the lingering defamation suit against John Furlong which remains after he has been cleared of all abuse charges. Marko’s comments appeared in the Globe and Mail, CBC Vancouver News, News 1130, Star Phoenix, Winnipeg Free Press, and the Huffington Post, among others.

Heather Ferris was interviewed by The Globe and Mail on Target's Canadian division's application for court protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

Heather Ferris was interviewed by The Globe and Mail on April 3, 2015 for the article, "Target’s retreat tactics raise questions about CCAA," The article discusses Target's Canadian division's application for court protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

Mark Fancourt-Smith speaks to media about Furlong defamation suit

Mark Fancourt-Smith was interviewed by media about the lingering defamation suit against John Furlong which remains after he has been cleared of all abuse charges. Mark’s comments appeared in the  Vancouver Sun and his comments appeared on , CBC’s the National, CBC Vancouver News, and Prime with Aaron MacArthur.


The importance of tying executive compensation to performance 23.3.15
Proposed Changes to the Takeover Regime Winter 2015
Quebec company hit with $1.1-million penalty under CASL

Lisa Chamzuk interviewed by Canadian Lawyer InHouse editor Jennifer Brown on the CRTC's first fine issued under Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation, which came into effect July 1, 2014. 

Federal Government Passes Disclosure Law for Oil, Gas and Mining Companies

On December 16, 2014, the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, contained with the omnibus budget Bill C-43, received Royal Assent. The Act is intended to deter and detect corruption by requiring companies to report payments they make to governments in Canada and abroad. The federal government is implementing the measures as part of international efforts to improve transparency surrounding payments made by companies in the oil and gas and mining sectors to governments.  This Bill has only one remaining step for it to become law, which is the Governor in Council making an Order in Council bringing the law into force. There is no timeline for the publication of such an Order in Council—although, based on previous statements by government representatives, we expect that the Act will be brought into force around June 2015.

The pros and cons of private equity investment 02.3.15
Ripples on the land

In a first-ever judgment last June, the Supreme Court of Canada awarded the Tsilhqot’in First Nation aboriginal title to 1,700 square kilometres of territory in the B.C. interior. This article, published in Listed Magazine, examines what it means for mining and resource development in Canada. 

Lawyers win exemption from money-laundering law 13.2.15
The Peel watershed decision's broader implications,

Keith Bergner, John Olynyk and Toby Kruger wrote an article which appeared in the Northern Miner on the Yukon Supreme Court's decision to strike down Yukon government’s Peel watershed regional land use plan.

Ritu Mahil was interviewed by CBC National on the possibility of employees being fired for racist comments made outside of the workplace 21.1.15
Amaan Gangi's article on CASL provisions impacting the installation of computer programs published on Techvibes

Amaan Gangji's article "New Anti-Spam Legislation Impacting the Installation of Computer Programs Now in Force" appeared in Techvibes. In this article, Amaan examines the provisions in section 8 of CASL which aim to curtail malicious software such as malware and spyware by requiring express consent for the installation of computer programs on another person's computer system and mandating enhanced disclosure if the software performs certain prescribed functions. These provisions came into force on January 15.

Proposed changes to Canadian takeover regime would kill ‘poison pills’ in hostile acquisition attempts 16.12.14
Canadian mining companies face lawsuits over foreign activities

Craig Ferris spoke to the Legal Post about lawsuits faced by mining companies over foreign activities

Forest deals pick up steam

David Allard was quoted in the National Post examining the resurgence in Western Canada’s forestry sector. 

Keith Bergner quoted in Canadian Lawyer story on land claims: "A new era of title claims"

Keith Bergner was interviewed by Canadian Lawyer's Janet Guttsman on the recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions in the Aboriginal law space and their potential impact on mining and other development. In the article, "A new era of title claims," Keith noted that the mining sector currently recognizes the benefits of negotiating with First Nations.

Craig Ferris quoted by the Globe and Mail, CBC and National Post about the constitutional Issues surrounding the Bountiful, BC Polygamy case.

On August 18, 2014, Craig Ferris was interview about the constitutional issues arising out of the Bountiful, BC polygamy case.

In the interview, he discussed how the trial will differ from the reference case. "There are a number of issues that were raised in the reference case that are unlikely to be raised in [the trial]", said Ferris. "You'll get a more specific constitutional argument, which again may not answer the question on this law forever, because you will be focusing on the charges that were laid". 

Along with the Globe and Mail, this interview was also published by the National Post, CBCCTVVancouver SunMontreal GazetteLeader PostStarPhoenixWindsor StarCalgary HeraldEdmonton Journal and many others. 

Marko Vesely was interviewed by CBC's On the Island about the Simon Whitfield twitter defamation case

Marko Vesely was recently interviewed by CBC's On the Island regarding Olympic medalist Simon Whitfield's case of defamation. 

Whitfield, who is being sued by a former coach, is alleged to have defamed his former coach using the online platform, Twitter. 

Keith Bergner quoted in the National Post discussing two recent Supreme Court of Canada Aboriginal law decisions

Keith Bergner was interviewed by the National Post's Drew Hasselback about the Supreme Court of Canada’s rulings in Tsilhqot’in and Grassy Narrows. In the article, "Aboriginal court decisions shouldn’t be dealbreakers," Keith notes that the best way to get a project built is to do a deal that secures the backing of any affected First Nations. “That’s still the preferred approach," he said. "If anything, the Tsilhqot’in decision has in my mind reinforced the wisdom of that approach.”