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Package and Bump transactions not subject to GAAR

Kevin Guenther -  When BPC Properties Ltd. (BPC) and Oxford Properties Inc. (Oxford) entered into an agreement relating to the sale of Oxford to BPC in August 2001, Oxford agreed to complete a pre-closing reorganization of its business.  Oxford dr...

Climate file update

Jason Kroft and Luke Sinclair -  These continue to be busy times for those interested in the business and policy of carbon in Canada and elsewhere.  Below is a snapshot of some recent developments of note. NY Climate Week This week marks the eigh...

Pan-Canadian Carbon Plan

Jason Kroft, Jonathan Drance and Luke Sinclair -  What does it mean for you  As of January 2018, all Canadians will be paying a price for carbon. The Announcement After much anticipation, Justin Trudeau recently announced that Canada would implem...

A big step toward public confidence in federally regulated pipelines: Canada's proposed financial requirements unveiled

Vincent Light and Allison Sears -  With the publication of the Pipeline Financial Requirements Regulations in Part I of the Canada Gazette on September 29, 2016, the federal government provided pipeline companies a first glimpse at the absolute li...

Determining the Effective Price of Carbon

Jonathan Drance, Jason Kroft and Luke Sinclair -  Background to Canada’s National Carbon Policy The recent federal plan for a national Canadian carbon price – rising to $50/+ CO2e by 2022 – has increased interest in carbon pricing policies a...