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The Canadian Government Proposes Amendments to the Regulation of Drug Pricing
Due to concerns about the growing percentage of the health care budget allotted to drug spending in Canada and the relative drug prices in Canada compared to other developed countries, the Canadian government is proposing changes to the way in which prices for patented drugs are regulated ...
Canada: Donald Trump, Paris and the Climate Policy Two­-Step
Will the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement fundamentally alter Canada's course?
China’s Priorities for a Free Trade Agreement with Canada
Analysis of Chinese language commentary, news media and academic studies, reveal some of China's top priorities for a free trade agreement with Canada ...
Canada: New Authorities under Vanessa's Law
On June 18, 2016, the Federal Department of Health published a Notice of Intent to amend the Food and Drug Regulations and the Medical Devices Regulations to implement key authorities under Vanessa's Law...
Canada: Consultation on New Health Regs for Self-Care Products
Health Canada is seeking consultation on new standards for self-care products, over-the-counter drugs, natural health products and cosmetics ...
Private right of action under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law
As of July 1, 2017, individuals and organizations will be entitled to institute a "private right of action" before the courts against those that contravene certain provisions of Canada's Anti-Spam Law ...
North America Articles and Reports
Merger control and foreign investment review in Canada
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin’s Huy Do and Jack Yu1 write that acquisitions of, or investments in, Canadian businesses can give rise to merger control and foreign investment reviews. The following provides a general overview of the merger control regime under the Competition Act (Canada) (CA) and the foreign investment review regime under the Investment Canada Act (ICA).