On June 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada in Sable Offshore Energy Inc. v. Ameron International Corp., 2013 SCC 371, rendered a decision which addresses the scope of protection offered by settlement privilege and confirms that the amount of negotiated settlements are protected by settlement privilege.
The Court of Appeal has just rendered a decision that changes the ground rules where an employer receives a prior notice of termination of employment from an employee who has decided to resign.
When Québec’s Business Corporations Act (the “QBCA”) came into effect on February 14, 2011, it revolutionized Québec business law in many respects. One of its major innovations was the introduction of a shareholder’s right of redemption.
The Supreme Court finds that the suppression of a program for handicapped students in a school district in British Columbia is discriminatory.
On November 9, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in the matter of Moore v. British Columbia (Education)1, in which it found that a young student, Jeffrey Moore, had been the victim of discrimination on the part of his local board of education, based on his handicap (dyslexia).
For some years now, as various statutory and regulatory rules have grown stricter, particularly in the financial services sector, regulatory agencies such as the Agence de revenu du Québec, the Autorité des marchés financiers and other such bodies are increasingly relying on legislative provisions that give them the power to investigate, search and seize.
Commercial fraud has become a modern-day scourge that is increasingly difficult to prevent or even detect. The omnipresence of computers and the new virtual world they have spawned have opened new doors allowing criminals to diversify their fraudulent stratagems and make them harder to protect against.