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- Ontario Securities Commission Provides Millions in Compensation to Whistleblowers
On February 27, the OSC announced awards of $7.5 million to three whistleblowers in connection with three separate matters. The awards are the first of their kind by a Canadian securities regulator. In a news release, the OSC said the awards were the result of the whistleblowers’ “timely, specific a … Read more »
- Fisheries Act Violation Results In $350,000 Fine
On February 20, 2019 Fraser River Pile and Dredge GP Inc. (“Fraser”) was ordered to pay a penalty in the amount of $350,000.00 after pleading guilty to depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish, contrary to the Fisheries Act. Section 36(3) of the Fisheries Act states that: “… … Read more »
- New Corporations and Real Estate Deposits
From time to time a purchaser will want to purchase real estate before the corporation that will own the real estate is incorporated. The agreement of purchase and sale might be entered into by an individual “in trust for a corporation to be incorporated without any personal liability”. Does this ch … Read more »
- Ontario Government’s Environmental Policies Continue to Take Shape
On March 6, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks released a discussion paper titled, Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities (the “Discussion Paper”). As the Introduction indicates, the Discussion Paper is intended to outline in further detail the steps that the … Read more »
- Ontario Government Publishes Response Statements for Six Species At Risk Under the Endangered Species Act, 2007
On February 28, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks issued multiple species-specific policies (“Response Statements”) in accordance with the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA). Under the ESA, the Government of Ontario is obligated to produce and adhere to a Recovery … Read more »
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