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Capital Perspectives: Ottawa's Business Law Update - Spring 2018

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Capital Perspectives: Spring 2018

Welcome to the 27th edition of Capital Perspectives: Ottawa's Business Law Update. This authoritative resource provides legal insight and perspective on the issues that matter to private and public sector organizations operating in the National Capital Region.

Each issue of Capital Perspectives draws on Fasken Ottawa's expertise in a variety of specialized areas of law to help our readers make sense of the events, issues and trends that impact their organizations.

In this issue, we look at how the federal budget released last month impacts international trade, the Canadian ownership and control requirements that continue to apply to telecom and broadcasting companies, and how recent amendments to Ontario legislation impact not-for-profits. In addition, we recap News and Events and feature in our Expert Spotlight, associate, Yufei Lou, who has a rare perspective on doing business in China.

The Federal Budget 2018 - Spotlight on Trade Issues

Clifford Sosnow and Robin Edger explore how the federal government's 2018 budget released last month impacts international trade, from its emphasis on deepening trade relationships with China and Asia, to supporting women-led businesses, promoting leadership in business integrity and simplifying access to a basket of export-related programs.

Canadian ownership rules in telecom and broadcasting

How do Canadian ownership and control requirements under Canada's Telecommunications Act, Broadcasting Act and Investment Canada Act apply to the ownership and operation of telecom and broadcasting businesses in Canada? Stephen Whitehead provides a brief review of the regulatory landscape.

Not-for-profit corporations in Ontario: small changes foreshadow legislative overhaul

Virginia Schweitzer and Kevin Massicotte dive into how not-for-profit corporations in Ontario will be affected under recent amendments to the Corporations Act and under Ontario's long-awaited Not-for-Profit Corporations Act when it finally comes into force. The amendments and the new Act are intended to modernize the legislative scheme and provide considerable benefits to not-for-profits.

Who is Fasken Ottawa?

Fasken is a leading national and international law firm with more than 700 lawyers and with ten offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal services. We solve the most complex business challenges, providing exceptional value and putting clients at the centre of all we do.

The Ottawa office is home to 27 lawyers, of which almost half are ranked as leading practitioners by Chambers, Lexpert, Best Lawyers in Canada and other prestigious and independent publications.

Fasken's team of lawyers in the nation's capital offers broad expertise in the following areas of law: business; communications; labour and employment; litigation; international trade; procurement; anti-bribery and corruption; competition; copyright; accountability and ethics; and white collar crime. We also engage in a number of related areas of practice, including constitutional and administrative law, human rights, official language rights, privacy and government relations. We provide our clients with seamless access to the broad range of professional services that Fasken offers on a national and international basis.


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