Category: Government & Public Sector

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Dealing with the Canadian Public Sector

October 18, 2016

Interactions with the Canadian public sector (including governments, agencies and crown corporations) include requests for approvals, clarifications on how existing laws will be administered, contracting and procurement discussions, efficient dispute management, advocacy and requests for changes to policies or existing laws. Businesses often overlook that dealing with public sector officials at all levels are subject to a number of regulatory…

Doing Business in Canada

September 9, 2016

Saskatchewan Lobbying Legislation Proclaimed Into Force

August 31, 2016

On August 23, 2016, Saskatchewan proclaimed into force the Lobbyists Act (Act) and the Lobbyists Regulations (Regulations). Saskatchewan has also launched a searchable online lobbyist registry. Current lobbyists in Saskatchewan have 30 days to submit their registrations from the date the Act came into force. Saskatchewan is the last province in Western Canada to put in place legislation to regulate…

Your Guide to the 2016 Federal Budget

April 15, 2016

We have summarized key aspects of the Liberal government’s 2016 federal budget that may impact your business. Please see 2016 Federal Budget – Selected Tax Measures for more information. For pension-related matters, see Federal Budget 2016 – Pension Issues. For financial services, see 2016 Federal Budget – Financial Services Highlights. For infrastructure, see Change Orders: Analyzing Proposed New Infrastructure Spending in 2016 Budget. In…

Legal Trends 2016: Renewable Energy

April 1, 2016

ONE | GROWTH IN PRIVATE INVESTMENT A recent Clean Energy Canada study concluded that investment in renewable energy in Canada increased at a dramatic rate of 88 per cent from 2013 to 2014, representing an aggregate investment of more than C$10.7-billion in 2014. This sharp increase catapulted Canada to sixth in the world for investments in new domestic clean-energy-generation projects….

Doing Business with the Canadian Public Sector

March 15, 2016

Canada’s public sector entities include federal, provincial, municipal and territorial governments, Crown corporations, government agencies, boards and commissions, public utilities, and a wide variety of public institutions, including hospitals and educational institutions. When engaging with the public sector, additional legal requirements and practical matters need to be considered, above and beyond the usual legal and commercial issues encountered in private…

Legal Trends 2016: Financial Services Regulatory

February 26, 2016

ONE | FINTECH AND E-COMMERCE Fintech is the single hottest topic for 2016 and the foreseeable future. From mobile payments to paperless processes to block-chain technology, the increased use of emerging and innovative technologies to pay for or obtain financial services has the regulators’ attention. Regulators have taken steps to address a few of the various challenges and risks that…

New Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct Has Broad Implications

December 9, 2015

On December 1, 2015, the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct (2015) (Code) came into force, replacing the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct (1997) (1997 Code). The new Code imposes additional restrictions on lobbyists, including restricting lobbying of close friends and others with a sense of obligation to the lobbyist. The process of updating the Code began in May 2014, when the commissioner…

​Government Fraud and Corruption: Ex-Mayor and Engineer Convicted in Major Municipal Corruption Case in Quebec

September 23, 2015

On September 15, 2015, the Court of Québec rendered a judgment in which it found a former mayor and a vice-president of an engineering firm guilty of several criminal offences relating to municipal corruption. These convictions are a significant achievement for UPAC, the Quebec government anti-corruption unit, created in 2011. After judgment was rendered, the Quebec prosecutor announced that there…

Federal Election 2015: New Contribution Limits and Identification Requirements

July 29, 2015

  With a federal election scheduled for October 19, 2015, recent amendments to the Canada Elections Act will soon be put into practice. The Fair Elections Act (FEA) passed on June 12, 2014, has increased individual contribution limits and changed elector identification requirements.    CONTRIBUTION LIMITS   Contributions to political parties, associations or candidates by persons or entities other than…

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