Quebec plans environmental overhaul

September 8, 2016

A long-awaited ambitious bill introduced by the Quebec government has been guardedly welcomed by business and environmentalists alike as it is expected to simplify the provincial environmental approval regime by making it clearer, more efficient, […]

New Quebec ethics bill raises concerns

July 13, 2016

A bill introduced recently by the Quebec government that aims to fortify governance and ethics in professional corporations, better protect the public, and encourage professionals to denounce reprehensible acts has been praised but also drawn […]

Protocol amends Canada – UK tax treaty

March 5, 2015

After more than two years of negotiations, Canada and the United Kingdom signed a protocol to amend a tax treaty between the two countries that adds a new “exchange of information” provision and a new […]

Federal government unveils new corporate social responsibility policy for extractive sector

January 28, 2015

Less than a month after the federal government introduced a new transparency law that that will require oil, gas, and mining companies in Canada to disclose their payments to governments around the world, Ottawa announced that it intends to punish companies in the extractive sector that do not adhere to its new corporate social responsibility policy by withdrawing Canadian diplomatic and economic support. […]

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