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CSA Proposes Significant Amendments to Canada’s Take-Over Bid Regime

Posted in Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Continuous Disclosure, M&A

On March 31, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a CSA Notice and Request for Comment with respect to proposed amendments to Multilateral Instrument 62-104 – Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids (MI 62-104) and changes to National Policy 62-203 – Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids. The 90-day comment period on the proposed amendments ends on June 29, 2015.

The proposed amendments provide for significant changes to the take-over bid regime and in some cases clarify the concepts previously announced by the CSA in September 2014. Please see our detailed report, Amendments to Take-Over Bid Rules Will Deliver More Continue Reading

Legal Challenges Facing the Mining Industry Today

Posted in Aboriginal and Environmental Issues, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Continuous Disclosure, Litigation, M&A, Mining

Please join us on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the 2015 PDAC conference, where our National Mining Group will present a program specifically tailored for in-house counsel and other decision makers in the mining industry. The program will offer panel discussions on the latest legal developments and issues facing mining companies in Canada and abroad.

Topics presented on will include:

¬  Mining in Canada in the wake of the landmark Tsilhqot’in decision on aboriginal title and the Mount Polley Mines Tailings Facility Breach

¬  Emerging issues in anti-corruption laws and policies

¬  Top legal trends in mining M&A and … Continue Reading

Kaska Nation announces plans to develop a new Resource Law in its traditional territory, while Yukon Government extends staking prohibition in Ross River Area

Posted in Aboriginal and Environmental Issues, M&A, Mining

Kaska Nation announces plans for new Resource Law

On January 27, 2015, the leaders of the Kaska Nation issued a news release and declaration announcing plans to develop a resource law and regulations (Kaska Resource Law).  The introduction of the Kaska Resource Law is intended to provide clear direction to resource proponents seeking to operate in the Kaska Nation’s traditional territories. The Kaska Nation is comprised of the Ross River Dena Council, Liard First Nation, Daylu Dena Council, Dease River First Nation and Kwadacha First Nation, whose traditional territories extend over parts of northern British Columbia, southeastern Yukon and southwestern … Continue Reading

Québec Government Creates the Société du Plan Nord

Posted in M&A

The following article on the creation of the Société du Plan Nord was published on our firm’s Canadian Energy Perspectives blog and may be of interest to our readers. This corporation established by the Québec government will come into being on April 1, 2015 and its mission will be to contribute to the orderly development of Northern Québec.… Continue Reading