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A closer look at Canada’s budget
Fasken’s team examines important budget 2019 measures — some which made headlines, and others that should not escape notice.
Selected tax measures in Canada's 2019 federal budget
The budget contains significant proposals to amend income and excise taxes, while also providing updates on previously announced tax measures and policies.
OSFI issues advisory on technology and cyber security incident reporting
The Advisory reflects the fact that OSFI is very focused on this increasingly significant area of risk.
Health Canada pushes for safer medical devices
The announcements foreshadow significant near-term changes to Canada's medical device regulatory regime.
Drastic changes in the US immigration landscape
The landscape is undergoing drastic changes that all companies and their employees need to understand.
Surprise changes seek to modernise Canadian trademarks law and practice
This bulletin looks at key proposed changes to trademark law in Canada.
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A 'return' to private practice
Three experienced Asia-based lawyers spoke to Tim Gilkison about their 'return' to private practice, and how to make a successful transition ...
Drastic changes in the US immigration landscape
The landscape is undergoing drastic changes that all companies and their employees need to understand.
Surprise changes seek to modernise Canadian trademarks law and practice
This bulletin looks at key proposed changes to trademark law in Canada.
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 ...