R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

Notice from the Office of the Secretary - Ontario Securities Commission

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:48pm

TORONTO, March 27, 2020 /CNW/ -The Office of the Secretary issued a Notice of Hearing on March 27, 2020 setting the matter down to be heard on April 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to consider whether the Commission should grant the Application filed by Staff of the Commission to extend the temporary order issued by the Commission on March 20, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, March 27, 2020 /CNW/ -The Office of the Secretary issued a Notice of Hearing on March 27, 2020 setting the matter down to be heard on April 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to consider whether the Commission should grant the Application filed by Staff of the Commission to extend the temporary order issued by the Commission on March 20, 2020.
  • A copy of the Notice of Hearing dated March 27, 2020 and Application dated March 25, 2020 are available at www.osc.gov.on.ca

MFDA Hearing Panel issues Reasons for Decision in the matter of William Allan

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:24pm

TORONTO, March 26, 2020 /CNW/ -A Hearing Panel of the Pacific Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has issued its Reasons for Decision dated March 26, 2020 ("Reasons for Decision") in connection with a settlement hearing held in Vancouver, British Columbiaon November 4, 2019 in the matter of William Alexander Hector Allan ("Respondent").

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, March 26, 2020 /CNW/ -A Hearing Panel of the Pacific Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has issued its Reasons for Decision dated March 26, 2020 ("Reasons for Decision") in connection with a settlement hearing held in Vancouver, British Columbiaon November 4, 2019 in the matter of William Alexander Hector Allan ("Respondent").
  • In its Reasons for Decision, the Hearing Panel confirmed the sanctions imposed on the Respondent.
  • A copy of the Reasons for Decision is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca .
  • During the period described in the Reasons for Decision, the Respondent carried on business in the Nanaimo, British Columbia area.

Top story - The EU's response to the coronavirus - Addressing the Covid-19 outbreak

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

Find out the latest news on the EU-coordinated response to the coronavirus outbreak and the European Parliament's actions.

Key Points: 

Find out the latest news on the EU-coordinated response to the coronavirus outbreak and the European Parliament's actions.

Enforcement Notice - Hearing - IN THE MATTER OF Christian Desmarais - Adjournment

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 4:26pm

MONTRAL, March 16, 2020 /CNW/ - A Settlement hearing was originally scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) in the matter of Christian Desmarais on March 19, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • MONTRAL, March 16, 2020 /CNW/ - A Settlement hearing was originally scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) in the matter of Christian Desmarais on March 19, 2020.
  • The alleged contraventions occurred while Mr. Desmarais was a registered representative with the Drummondville branch of Desjardins Securities Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm.
  • The hearing is not open to the public unless and until the Settlement Agreement has been accepted by the Hearing Panel.
  • The Notice of Application for Settlement Hearing is available at:
    Documents related to ongoing IIROC enforcement proceedings including Reasons and Decisions of Hearing Panels are posted on the IIROC website as they become available.

Swedish Court Rejects Kazakhstan's Second Challenge To Arbitral Award, Blocks Further Appeal

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 3:00pm

Kazakhstan had brought an unprecedented second challenge to the award in November 2019, having lost the first challenge in December 2016 after 3.5 years of proceedings before the same Svea Court of Appeal.

Key Points: 
  • Kazakhstan had brought an unprecedented second challenge to the award in November 2019, having lost the first challenge in December 2016 after 3.5 years of proceedings before the same Svea Court of Appeal.
  • In its ruling, handed down March 9, 2020, the Swedish court found that the two challenges were "identical," which under Swedish law bars the new claim from being heard.
  • The Svea Court also refused to grant permission to appeal this ruling to the Swedish Supreme Court, thus making it final and binding.
  • The award has since been fully upheld by two tiers of the Swedish judiciary, including the Swedish Supreme Court.

Swedish Court Rejects Kazakhstan's Second Challenge To Arbitral Award, Blocks Further Appeal

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 3:00pm

Kazakhstan had brought an unprecedented second challenge to the award in November 2019, having lost the first challenge in December 2016 after 3.5 years of proceedings before the same Svea Court of Appeal.

Key Points: 
  • Kazakhstan had brought an unprecedented second challenge to the award in November 2019, having lost the first challenge in December 2016 after 3.5 years of proceedings before the same Svea Court of Appeal.
  • In its ruling, handed down March 9, 2020, the Swedish court found that the two challenges were "identical," which under Swedish law bars the new claim from being heard.
  • The Svea Court also refused to grant permission to appeal this ruling to the Swedish Supreme Court, thus making it final and binding.
  • The award has since been fully upheld by two tiers of the Swedish judiciary, including the Swedish Supreme Court.

Notice from the Office of the Secretary - Ontario Securities Commission

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:26pm

IN THE MATTER OF ISSAM EL-BOUJI, File No.

Key Points: 
  • IN THE MATTER OF ISSAM EL-BOUJI, File No.
  • 2018-28
    TORONTO, March 5, 2020 /CNW/ - The Office of the Secretary issued a Notice of Hearing for a hearing to consider whether it is in the public interest to approve a settlement agreement entered into by Staff of the Commission and Issam El-Bouji in the above named matter.
  • The hearing will be held on March 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on the 17th floor of the Commission's offices located at 20 Queen Street West, Toronto.
  • A copy of the Notice of Hearing dated March 5, 2020 is available at www.osc.gov.on.ca .

Notice from the Office of the Secretary - Ontario Securities Commission

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:21pm

IN THE MATTER OF GLOBAL RESP CORPORATION AND GLOBAL GROWTH ASSETS INC., File No.

Key Points: 
  • IN THE MATTER OF GLOBAL RESP CORPORATION AND GLOBAL GROWTH ASSETS INC., File No.
  • 2020-7
    TORONTO, March 5, 2020 /CNW/ - The Office of the Secretary issued a Notice of Hearing for a hearing to consider whether it is in the public interest to approve a settlement agreement entered into by Staff of the Commission and Global RESP Corporation and Global Growth Assets Inc. in the above named matter.
  • The hearing will be held on March 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on the 17th floor of the Commission's offices located at 20 Queen Street West, Toronto.
  • A copy of the Notice of Hearing dated March 5, 2020 and the Statement of Allegations dated March 4, 2020 are available at www.osc.gov.on.ca

2020 CJEU Judgments in Summary

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:00pm

House of Commons Library

Key Points: 
  • House of Commons Library

    This briefing paper summarises a selection of Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) judgments from 2020.

  • The cases included were chosen because they clarify or advance an aspect of primary EU law or secondary EU law of general interest, or because they address a point of EU law that is relevant to the Brexit/Future Relationship negotiations.
  • The briefing is organised first by subject area of EU law, and secondly by date of the relevant judgments.
  • At this time, it includes a selection of cases ruled upon between 1 January 2020 and 29 February 2020.

MFDA Hearing Panel approves settlement agreement with Lawrence Geisel

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 8:58pm

TORONTO, March 3, 2020 /CNW/ - A settlement hearing in the matter of Lawrence Edward Geisel ("Respondent") was held today in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan before a three-member Hearing Panel of the Prairie Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA").

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, March 3, 2020 /CNW/ - A settlement hearing in the matter of Lawrence Edward Geisel ("Respondent") was held today in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan before a three-member Hearing Panel of the Prairie Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA").
  • The Hearing Panel approved the settlement agreement dated December 17, 2019 ("Settlement Agreement") between Staff of the MFDA and the Respondent, as a consequence of which the following sanctions were imposed on the Respondent:
    a fine in the amount of $11,500;
    costs in the amount of $2,500; and
    shall in the future comply with MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
  • In the Settlement Agreement, the Respondent admitted that between September 2017 and May2018, he obtained, possessed, and used to process transactions, 44 pre-signed account forms in respect of 14 clients, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
  • A copy of the Settlement Agreement is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca .