Jennifer is an associate with the firm’s securities law group. She acts for clients on a variety of transactions, including securities and regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt financings.
Prior to joining Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, Jennifer practiced in-house at a private equity firm where she worked on a variety of matters including those relating to public mutual funds, corporate governance and other regulatory matters. She also studied to successfully complete the Canadian Securities Course.
Jennifer received her J.D. from the University of Ottawa and her Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario on the Dean’s Honour List.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors in her hometown of Orillia, as well as hiking and cooking for her friends and family.
NOVEMBER 14 2019
Cannabis Industry Warned by CSA to Improve Governance
On November 12, 2019, the Canadian Securities Administrators issued Multilateral Staff Notice 51-359 — Corporate Governance Related Disclosure Expectations for Reporting Issuers in the Cannabis Industry (the "Notice") to provide cannabis and other issuers in emerging growth areas with supplemental information related to the disclosure of financial interests in significant corporate transactions...
SEPTEMBER 12 2019
Hot Off the Press: the CSA Issues Guidance on Climate Change-Related Risks
On August 1, 2019 the Canadian Securities Administrators ("CSA") published Staff Notice 51-358 Reporting of Climate Change-related Risks (the "Notice") to highlight the responsibilities, risks and materiality considerations that board members and key personnel should consider in light of climate change-related issues as they relate to the issuer's Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") and Annual Information Form ("AIF")...
JULY 04 2019
Feeling Lucky? Submit an Expression of Interest Application to Participate in the Ontario Cannabis Lottery (Cut 2)
On July 3, 2019 the provincial regulator for cannabis retail storefronts, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (the "AGCO"), announced that it has been given the regulatory authority to conduct a second lottery for 42 private cannabis retail store authorizations (the "Lottery").
MAY 08 2019
Out with the Old In With the "Re-NEWed System" to Replace SEDI, SEDAR and NRD
On May 2, 2019 the Canadian Securities Administrators ("CSA") issued a press release introducing the National Systems Renewal Program ("NSPR") aimed at developing a new centralized information technology system (the "Renewed System") to replace various local records filing systems, as well as the System for Electronic Development Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR"), the System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders ("SEDI"), and the National Registration Database ("NRD").
APRIL 25 2019
Proposed Changes to the Canada Business Corporations Act
On April 8, 2019, the federal government introduced Bill C-97 in order to implement its spring budget. Bill C-97 proposes to effect amendments to a number of federal statutes, including making important changes to the Canada Business Corporations Act ("CBCA").
MARCH 08 2019
The OSC's Response to Reduce Regulatory Burden
The Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") recently published Staff Notice 11-784 ¾ Burden Reduction (the "Staff Notice") to seek the consultation of stakeholders to address ways the OSC can reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens. The efforts undertaken by the OSC are intended to support the Ontario government's Open for Business Action Plan and can be seen as complementing the existing regulatory reduction projects initiated by the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") discussed below in the section entitled "Background"...
JANUARY 09 2019
Weeding Out The Edible, Extracts And Topical Appeal
On December 20, 2018 Health Canada launched a 60-day public consultation on draft regulations to amend Schedule 4 (the "Schedule") to the Cannabis Act (the "Act") to include the following classes of cannabis that can be legally sold in Canada: "edible cannabis", "cannabis extracts" and "cannabis topicals"...
- Call to the Bar, 2018
- University of Ottawa, J.D., English Common Law, 2017
- Canadian Securities Course, 2018
- University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Hons.), 2013
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association