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Registering in Harmony: The Case for Pan-Canadian Corporate Registration
February 25, 2014 - Daniel Schwanen and Omar Chatur

Canadian businesses face costly red tape when they want to do business across provincial borders; a problem that is hindering business expansion and economic growth, according to a report released...

Finding Common Cause: The Renewed Quest for a National Securities Regulator
June 28, 2012 - Jeremy Fraiberg

In the wake of a setback from the Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa is forging ahead with the idea of creating a national securities regulator using a cooperative approach that could pay off,...

Benjamin Dachis - Backstopping Kinder Morgan Makes Sense
Intelligence Memos
To: The Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance From: Benjamin Dachis Date: May 17, 2018 Re: Backstopping Kinder Morgan Makes Sense The federal government is wise to indemnify Kinder Morgan from any...
Ian A. Blue - The New Brunswick Beer Case: Temperance Redux
Intelligence Memos
From: Ian A. Blue To: Concerned Canadians Date: May 16, 2018 Re: The New Brunswick Beer Case: Temperance Redux What is most remarkable about the decision in the recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling...
How the Supreme Court got the 'free the beer' ruling exactly backwards: Financial Post Op-Ed
Now that some time has passed since the surprising Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Comeau case, it’s worth reflecting on some of the concepts enunciated in that judgment in upholding New...

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