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Proposed changes to Canada's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regime
A consultation paper released in February could potentially have broad implications for Canada's AML/ATF regime.
Bill 148 Update: Scheduling and the three-hour rule
The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 makes significant changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Global Developments on Best Execution
Currently a hot topic for global regulators, firms are recommended to review their global best execution compliance practices ...
Something old, something new: Canada's proposed Impact Assessment Act
The federal government recently proposed sweeping changes to Canada’s environmental legislation, including the environmental assessment process for major projects in Canada.
Does your non-competition clause really protect you?
Or does it merely offer the illusion of protection? What you need to know about the validity and enforceability of a non-competition clause.
Canada: Selected Tax Measures in the Federal Budget 2018
Canada's 2018 Federal Budget contains significant proposals to amend the Income Tax Act and the Excise Tax Act while also providing updates on previously announced tax measures and policies ...
North America Related News
Expect the Intersection of Privacy and AI in 2018
We must consider how to regulate, or at least control, the use of artificial intelligence at different levels ...
Canada to Revise Tax Voluntary Disclosures Program
Effective March 1, 2018: New Regime will Result in Limited Relief for Certain Taxpayers Disclosing Errors and Omissions ...
Canada: New CASL Ruling
CRTC Provides Guidance on B2B Messaging and the Due Diligence Defence ...
Canada: Consent is Becoming a Topic of Conversation Again
Overview of The Annual Report of The Office of The Privacy Commissioner of Canada ...
Canada: Intellectual Property Bulletin
The New Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations ...
Corporate Parent Liability: Litigation Risks for Resource Companies
Traditionally, parent companies have been considered legally distinct entities and thus immune from the actions of their subsidiaries, a concept described as the “corporate veil”. This position is now being challenged ...
Canada: No Duty to Consult Triggered by Omnibus Changes to Environmental Laws
In Canada (Governor General In Council) v. Courtoreille, 2016 FCA 311, the Federal Court of Appeal found that the federal government did not owe a duty to consult when it developed and implemented changes to environmental legislation through two omnibus bills ...
SOUTH KOREA: Amendment of Korean Fair Trade-related Laws
The Moon administration is seeking reforms in a variety of areas of the Korean economy, based on its vision of “an economy pursuing co-prosperity” ...
The Global Reach of Canadian Privacy Law
Federal Court Issues Landmark Ruling in Globe24h ...
Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada: Employer Compliance Rules
The regulations that govern applications for work permits provide a very strict framework for employers who hire temporary foreign workers in Canada ...