Canada Applies The Breaks On Foreign Takeovers

Canada Applies The Breaks On Foreign Takeovers

Canada is definitely not fully open for business “until the economy recovers from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.” In a terse announcement in the middle of this past weekend, the Investment Review Division of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada moved to protect from foreign takeovers, businesses: “related to public health or involved in the supply […]

Canada Applies The Breaks On Foreign Takeovers

Canada Applies The Breaks On Foreign Takeovers

Canada is definitely not fully open for business “until the economy recovers from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.” In a terse announcement in the middle of this past weekend, the Investment Review Division of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada moved to protect from foreign takeovers, businesses: “related to public health or involved in the […]

Government Measures To Combat The Economic Impact Of COVID-19

Government Measures To Combat The Economic Impact Of COVID-19

Over the past 10 days federal and provincial governments and regulators have announced a dizzying array of measures to support workers and businesses. Some measures, like those introduced by the Bank of Canada and OSFI, are highly technical and designed to provide liquidity to ensure the smooth functioning of the economy. Other initiatives promise direct […]

Government Digs Deep With $82B For Individuals And Businesses

Government Digs Deep With $82B For Individuals And Businesses

The federal government has announced the first phase of its economic support plan in response to COVID-19.  $82 billion is being released to support Canadian individuals and businesses, including $27B in direct support and $55B to meet liquidity needs through tax deferrals.  These measures are in addition to the liquidity support announced last week by […]

An Eventful Day In Ottawa – The Government Addresses The COVID-19 Threat

An Eventful Day In Ottawa – The Government Addresses The COVID-19 Threat

First the bad news: The Coronavirus is here and it is a significant threat to the health of Canadians. It is already having significant economic impacts reflected in unprecedented stock market gyrations. This virus has struck close to home for the Prime Minister whose wife is ill; but as Justin Trudeau noted in his mid-day […]

Regulators grapple with rapid change in the financial-services sector

Regulators grapple with rapid change in the financial-services sector

The speed and scope of change in the financial-services sector is unprecedented. Regulators are trying to wrap their minds around what’s happening. The future of cash, the need for bank intermediaries, the role of paper currencies, and fundamental notions of data privacy and bookkeeping are all in play. In the competition for customers, the tension […]

Campbell Strategies weighs in on China

Campbell Strategies weighs in on China

If a Canadian court finds the extradition request in accord with our extradition treaty with the U.S., then Meng Wanzhou should be extradited. This process will involve a determining if she has been validly charged with crimes covered by that treaty. In the meantime, and again pursuant to Canadian due process, she has been released […]

Whatever the Heck They Decided To Call It, It’s Done – Canada, US and Mexico Agree To Something On Trade

Whatever the Heck They Decided To Call It, It’s Done – Canada, US and Mexico Agree To Something On Trade

The “three amigos” they are not; but President Trump, Prime Minister Trudeau and outgoing Mexican President Nieto agreed on September 30th to renew the terms of trade between their three economies by updating and replacing NAFTA with The US, Canada, Mexico Agreement. There is a rumor that the marketing mad US President wanted to call […]