Posts tagged Canada Business Corporations Act.

Federal corporations take notice – the federal government is amending the Canada Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”) in an effort to increase transparency regarding the ownership of Canadian corporations. Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, which comes into force on January 22, 2024, will introduce several amendments to the CBCA ...


Amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “CBCA”) relating to the election of directors and shareholder proposals will come into force on August 31, 2022 (the “Amendments”).

Election of Directors

The Amendments require distributing corporations (which, generally speaking, are public companies governed by the CBCA) to comply with the following ...


Virtual shareholder meetings have become ubiquitous for both public and private companies since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian securities regulators, stock exchanges and federal and provincial governments quickly responded to accommodate electronic meetings where it was otherwise not permitted. In British Columbia, Ministerial Order No. M116 was ...


On the heels of federal amendments to the Canada Business Corporation Act discussed in our previous blog post (the “CBCA Amendments”) and British Columbia’s 2017 commitment to adopt safeguards to prevent the misuse of corporate entities for tax evasion and other criminal purposes, such as money laundering, corruption and the financing of terrorist ...

Posted in Commercial

Corporations governed by the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “CBCA”) will be required to maintain a securities register of all individuals with “significant control” over the corporation pursuant to new legislation coming into force on June 13, 2019. The Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 (Bill C-86) introduces amendments to the CBCA (the “CBCA ...


About Us

Lawson Lundell's Business Law Blog covers a wide range of topics relevant to businesses of all sorts, including corporate governance, corporate commercial law, corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, private equity and venture capital, intellectual property, and business taxation. Please also see our litigation, project law, China law, and real estate law blogs. 

Legal Disclaimer: The information made available on this webpage is for information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on as such. Please contact our firm if you need legal advice or have questions about the content of this webpage. 




Recent Posts



Jump to Page