In the recent case of Re Icahn Partners LP and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., the British Columbia Securities Commission rejected any deviation from the orthodox position of the Canadian regulators, as set out in prior poison pill case law from the first case in 1991 through to 2007, when the Alberta Securities Commission allowed a poison pill to block a hostile bid indefinitely. The Ontario Securities Commission made a similar decision to that of Alberta in 2009. Prior to 2007, poison pills were only permitted, at most, to delay completion of a hostile bid on a temporary basis.  The British Columbia Securities Commission has declined to adopt the somewhat more target-friendly approach to the regulation of shareholder rights plans (poison pills) indicated in decisions of the Alberta and Ontario securities regulators in the past three years.