Fortis Selling Its Stake in Waneta Expansion for $991 Million

Fortis Inc. has signed a deal with Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Power Corporation to sell its 51% interest in the 335 MW Waneta Expansion Hydroelectric Project in British Columbia for approximately $1 billion.

The transaction closed on April 16, 2019.

The Davies team working on this transaction included Richard Fridman, Jennifer Prieto and Chris Anderson.


Federal Court of Appeal Says Funding Services Not Subject to GST/HST

Oct. 04, 2019 - In SLFI Group v Canada (2019 FCA 217), the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) overturned a Tax Court of Canada (TCC) decision and ruled that a group of Canadian mutual funds (Funds) was not required to self-assess GST/HST on funding services provided by a U.S. entity, because these services were...

Small Mergers Loom Large on Canadian Competition Bureau’s Radar

Sept. 30, 2019 - Canada’s Competition Bureau is actively seeking and reviewing smaller acquisitions that may not exceed pre-merger notification thresholds under the Competition Act but that may nonetheless raise substantive competition issues. The Bureau’s demonstrated interest in evaluating smaller mergers...