CFPOA (Bribery) Enforcement Action on the Rise

Risk Management will be a particular challenge based on the “ground level” exposures and the difficulty identifying and controlling risk that is created by a vast number of activities conducted by a large number of people with significant geographic and supervisory separation.Therefore, based on single aggregate limits, and considera...
Posted: 7/8/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Skip Arbitration, Go Straight to Class Action

The Supreme Court of Canada has released a new decision in Seidel v. TELUS Communications, here, that will be followed closely by Canadian class action plaintiff lawyers. If you don’t want to read the whole case,Osler has released a paper, here, by Jennifer Dolman and Matthew Thompson, discussing the decision,...
Posted: 4/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Director and Officer Liability from New Legislation in Canada

New “Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam” (FISA) legislation, (Bill C-28) has too long a name to bother retyping, so you can find it here. It is designed to make changes to the CRTC Act, the Competition Act, PIPEDA and the Telecommunications Act, with the intent to reduce unsolicited electronic contact including identity th...
Posted: 3/14/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

D&O Liability and Governance Discussion Points:

XBRL:Many directors and officers know nothing about the SEC deadline, of June 15, 2011, for foreign private issuers (XBRL.ca, here, says there are 350 in Canada) to meet interactive data reporting requirements (explanation of XBRL, here). I have not been able to develop an opinion on the potential ramifications of XBRL on Canadian gove...
Posted: 2/18/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Risk Management is in the Details

The following article was written by Greg Shields specifically for the Official Newsletter of the Canadian Society of Physician Executives (CSPE), who have given us permission to republish it on our blog.  Risk Management is in the DetailsCreation of the Risk Wiki™ or Corporate Risk Wiki™By  Greg ShieldsIn the CSPE&rsq...
Posted: 12/8/2010 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Value of Communities and other Social Media, and Media / Advertising Risk

The value of Canadian electronic communities and other social media may be going up soon. The proposed legislation in Bill C-28 – the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (FISA) – will make some significant changes to the law. It will require consent for any email or text messages. Senders of electronic messages will be required t...
Posted: 10/3/2010 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

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