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Published on: 27 Jun 2018 By ,

A good day for do-it-yourself investors: The CSA proposes to prohibit the payment of trailing commissions to discount brokers

On June 21, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) released a Status Report on their ongoing investigation into embedded commissions in the mutual fund industry. “Embedded commissions” is the term used to describe the practice of mutual fund managers compensating dealers (and t…

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Published on: 20 Jun 2018 By

Legalization of marijuana, set to take effect by October 17, 2018

Canadian employers should be ready for the legalization of marijuana, set to take effect by October 17, 2018. The Senate voted to pass the Liberal government’s Bill C-45 on June 19, 2018 and today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the October 17, 2018 date, which allows the provinces …

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Published on: 18 Jun 2018 By

Doug Ford to cancel Ontario's cap-and-trade program

Just a little over three months ago, on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 the Ontario government announced that its first venture into the international carbon market was a success. The auction of allowances raised approximately $471 million. The monies raised from the auction are allocated to …

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Published on: 18 Jun 2018 By

Update: SCC Grants Leave to Appeal on Umbrella Purchaser Issue

A recent hot topic in price-fixing class actions has been whether so-called “umbrella purchasers” have a cause of action. See our recent articles here and here. Umbrella purchasers are individuals who purchased the affected product from  non-conspirator manufacturers. In support of umbrella …

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Published on: 12 Jun 2018 By

Raymond Leach Speaking at Straight from the Bench – June 14

Siskinds partner Raymond Leach will be speaking at the 13th Annual Straight from the Bench Conference on June 14th. Raymond will participate in a panel discussion on estoppel and constructive trusts with The Honourable Mr. Justice Ian Leach, Anne Marie Frauts of Frauts Dobbie, and Lou Anne F…

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