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Tag Archives: Supreme Court of Canada

The SCC Confirms No Right to a Jury Trial for Securities Law Offences

Posted in ASC, Securities, Securities Regulatory Authorities
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently dismissed two separate appeals whereby the defendants, Ronald Aitkens and Jeremy Peers, argued for a right to trial by jury for securities law offences. Aitkens and Peers were charged with offences under the Securities Act (Alberta). Section 194 of the Securities Act (Alberta) provides for a maximum penalty… Continue Reading

Statutory Compliance, and the Continued Relevance of the Oppression Remedy, in the Wake of Mennillo v. Intramodal inc.

Posted in Contested Situations
In its decision Mennillo v. Intramodal inc., 2016 SCC 51 (Intramodal), the Supreme Court of Canada (Court) was asked whether a corporation’s failure to comply with statutory formalities was oppressive against a shareholder. The majority ruled that based on the facts the company’s failure to comply with certain Canada Business Corporation Act (CBCA) requirements did… Continue Reading

Clarity for Issuers on Securities Class Actions Issues from Supreme Court of Canada

Posted in Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Securities
On December 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its much-anticipated decisions in CIBC v. Green (“CIBC”), IMAX v. Silver (“IMAX”), and Celestica v. Millwright Regional Council of Ontario Pension Trust Fund (“Celestica”), dismissing the appeals in CIBC and IMAX, in part, and allowing the appeal in Celestica.  Accordingly, only the cases against CIBC… Continue Reading