The main change to Canada’s procurement regime in 2015 was the Canadian Government’s introduction of a new government-wide Integrity Regime for procurement (the “Integrity Regime”), on July 3, 2015. The Integrity Regime is composed of an Ineligibility and Suspension Policy and associated integrity provisions to be incorporated into federal solicitations, contracts, and leases. The Integrity Regime softens some of the obligations in the prior federal Integrity Framework, which Public Works and Government Services Canada (“PWGSC”) introduced in 2012 and amended in 2014, while adding new requirements. The primary features of this new legislation are addressed below.
Dealing with distress: business restructuring and rescue
Businesses in every sector and geography are having to transition to new ways of operating within a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain legal and regulatory landscape.