Canada: Ontario amends the Personal Health Information Protection Act

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On 25 March 2020, Ontario enacted significant amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). The changes create a more robust enforcement mechanisms and increased regulation of the use of electronic health records. Some amendments took effect immediately upon enactment, while others will come into force on a day to be proclaimed by the Lieutenant Governor.

Canada: CSA extends temporary blanket relief from certain regulatory requirements and delivery obligations

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Non-investment fund issuers – 45-day extension for certain filing, delivery and base shelf prospectus renewal obligations normally due between 2 June 2020 and 31 August 2020 Investment funds – 60-day extension for certain filing, delivery and prospectus renewal obligations normally due between 2 June 2020 and 30 September 2020.

Canada: Legal guide to public contracting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Due to the unusual and uncertain times we are currently living in, several public procurement authorities have published guidance during the COVID-19 crisis. The guidance addresses specific requirements for accelerating the standard procedures, direct awards and other options available to contracting authorities

Global Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) Guide

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Our Global PIPE Guide sets out a comparison of the key features and requirements applicable to PIPE deals in a number of jurisdictions around...

US: Distressed M&A – A Road Map for Potential Buyers of Distressed Businesses in...

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In this type of market environment, one or more of the following scenarios may apply:The target needs to consummate a sale quickly because...

Dealing with COVID-19: Canadian Public Companies Update

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On March 23, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the TMX Group separately announced partial temporary blanket relief. These announcements are in addition...

Canadian Tax Measures in Response to COVID-19

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The Canadian federal, provincial and municipal governments and courts have announced measures to provide relief to taxpayers in light of the impact of the...

North America Tax News and Developments – March 2020

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Read publicationWe are pleased to enclose the March issue of Tax News and Developments, a publication of Baker McKenzie's North America Tax Practice Group....

Canada: Update on COVID-19: Impact on the Workplace in Ontario

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Ontario Government Declares State of EmergencyThe Government of Ontario declared a province-wide state of emergency in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. ...

Canada: COVID19 Update: Border Crossing & Measures to Assist Canadian Employers and Employees

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COVID-19 Update: Federal Government Restricts Border Crossings and Announces Measures to Assist Canadian Employers and EmployeesToday, after an official announcement that Canada and the...
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