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Hitting the sweet spot: Regulation of sweetened alcoholic beverages
Health Canada issued a notice of intent to restrict the amount of alcohol in highly sweetened alcoholic beverages.
Significant changes proposed to Canada’s AML/ATF regime
The Proposed Regulations are wide ranging and include a number of substantive changes as well as technical amendments.
Canada: Privacy commissioner issues key guidelines for consent and inappropriate data practices
Important guidance documents issued in respect of activities regulated pursuant to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ...
Cybersecurity risks for directors and officers
The cybersecurity field is ripe for affected stakeholders to test claims that directors and officers have failed to discharge their duties.
Cybersecurity Risks for Directors and Officers
Directors and officers in Canada face increased risk of personal liability and threats to job security in relation to cybersecurity...
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.
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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 ...