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RegTech: How Technology Can Revolutionize Compliance

Highly regulated industries, such as the financial services industry, have faced ever increasing regulatory compliance obligations. Technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), that can be utilized to innovate the manner in which these organizations operate can lead to additional challenges...

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Preserving Intellectual Property Rights in Licenses: Changes to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

As we reported last week, on November 1, 2019, amendments to both the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (the “BIA”)[1] and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the “CCAA”)[2] came into force that, amongst other things, address the rights of intellectual property...

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The 2019 Legislative Amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

On November 1, 2019, major amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) (the “BIA”) and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) (the “CCAA”) included in Bill C-97[1] and Bill C-86[2] came into force. The Government of Canada has stated...

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Ontario is Consulting on Possible Business Law Amendments

On October 11, 2019 the Ministry of Consumer and Government Services posted some of the recommendations for changes to Ontario’s business laws proposed by its Business Law Modernization and Burden Reduction Council (the “Council”). The Council is a group of...

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The Potential Impact of Blockchain Technology on Securitization

Many believe that blockchain technology is synonymous with cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ethereum. Yet, cryptocurrency is just one of a multitude of applications of blockchain technology and there are numerous industries, such as financial services and transportation, which will...

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A Divided Court Dismisses CRA Appeal and upholds CCAA Super-Priority Charges

Yesterday, the Alberta insolvency community breathed a collective sigh of relief as the Alberta Court of Appeal issued its long-awaited decision in Canada v. Canada North Group Inc.[1] The majority decision confirms the power of the Court to grant charges...

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Putting the “E” in ECP: Saskatchewan’s PPSA Introduces Electronic Chattel Paper

Written with assistance from Jennifer Babe. Late in 2018, the Saskatchewan Legislature introduced Bill 151, which amends The Personal Property Security Act, 1993 (Saskatchewan) (the PPSA).  To inform you about the upcoming changes and how they may impact you, our Saskatchewan Financial Services team...

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Saskatchewan’s PPSA Amendments: Changes to the Rules for Serial Number Goods

Late in 2018, the Saskatchewan Legislature introduced Bill 151, which amends The Personal Property Security Act, 1993 (Saskatchewan) (the PPSA).  To inform you about the upcoming changes and how they may impact you, our Saskatchewan Financial Services team have been tracking the progress...

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Saskatchewan PPSA Amendments: New Rules for Determining Priorities after Enforcement has Commenced

Late in 2018, the Saskatchewan Legislature introduced Bill 151, which amends The Personal Property Security Act, 1993 (Saskatchewan) (the SPPSA).  To inform you about the upcoming changes and how they may impact you, our Saskatchewan Financial Services team have been tracking the progress...

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Amendments to the Saskatchewan PPSA Bill 151 Have Been Passed Into Law

Late in 2018, the Saskatchewan Legislature introduced Bill 151, which amends The Personal Property Security Act, 1993 (Saskatchewan) (the PPSA).  To inform you about the upcoming changes and how they may impact you, our Saskatchewan Financial Services team has been tracking the progress...

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