Craig J. Webster
Craig J. Webster
(416) 367-6149
(416) 367-6749
22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1993 (ON)
National Business Leader of BLG's Tax Group. Practice includes all business-related tax issues; with a particular expertise related to the investment management industry and structuring investment products. Extensive experience in structuring investment funds and managers; including trusts, partnerships, corporations, hedge funds, offshore entities, REITs, and private equity. Experienced in all tax issues related to public and private funds. Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Taxation Committee of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada. Received LLB in 1991 and BA (Hons.) in 1988 from the University of Western Ontario. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Tax Law – Mutual Funds).
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On February 23, 2017, Canada Housing Trust No. 1 completed a two-tranche debt financing consisting of the issuance of Floating Rate Canada Mortgage Bonds, Series 75 (Re-Opening), in an aggregate principal amount of $3 billion and 2.35-per-cent Mortgage Bonds, Series 77, in an aggregate principal amount of $2.5 million for a combined total of $5.5 billion of Canada Mortgage Bonds, which were provided with Canada’s sovereign guarantee through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC).
On June 21, 2016, Canada Housing Trust No. 1, a special-purpose securitization trust, completed a debt financing consisting of the issuance of 1.25 per cent Canada Mortgage Bonds, Series 71 (Re-Opening), in an aggregate principal amount of $5.25 billion, which was provided with Canada’s sovereign guarantee through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC).
On February 25, 2016, Canada Housing Trust No. 1, a special purpose securitization trust, completed a two-tranche debt financing consisting of the issuance of 2.250 per cent Canada Mortgage Bonds, Series 70 (Re-Opening), in an aggregate principal amount of $2,000,000,000 and Floating Rate Canada Mortgage Bonds, Series 69 (Re-Opening), in an aggregate principal amount of $2,250,000,000 for a combined total of $4,250,000,000 of Canada Mortgage Bonds, which were provided with Canada’s sovereign guarantee through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
On December 18, 2015, Canada Housing Trust No. 1, a special purpose securitization trust, completed a debt financing consisting of the issuance of 1.250 per cent Canada Mortgage Bonds, Series 68 (Re-Opening), in an aggregate principal amount of $5,000,000,000 of Canada Mortgage Bonds, which was provided with Canada’s sovereign guarantee through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
On June 19, 2015, Canada Housing Trust No. 1, a special purpose securitization trust, completed a debt financing consisting of the issuance of 1.450 per cent Canada Mortgage Bonds, Series 66 in an aggregate principal amount of $5,000,000,000 of Canada Mortgage Bonds, which was provided with Canada’s sovereign guarantee through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
On February 26, 2015, Canada Housing Trust No. 1, a special purpose securitization trust, completed a debt financing.
On November 26, 2004, Ontario School Boards Financing Corp. (OSBFC) completed the offering of $493,173,000 2004-A1 pooled debentures ownership interests for an aggregate purchase price of $493,173,000.
Bell Nordiq Income Fund, a Montreal-based unincorporated limited purpose trust created to indirectly acquire and hold partnership units of Télébec, Limited Partnership and Northern Telephone, Limited Partnership, completed an initial public offering of its units on April 23, 2002.