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Porter Airlines Pays $150,000 under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

On June 29, 2015, the CRTC announced that Porter Airlines Inc had agreed to pay $150,000 as part of an undertaking in respect of alleged violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL). CASL requires consent to send commercial…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Alberta Announces Revisions to GHG Legislation; Convenes Panel to Advise on Comprehensive Climate Change Strategy

Today the Alberta government announced important changes to current climate change legislation, the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER). The government has stated that it would renew the SGER, which was set to expire on…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Adverse Costs in Pro Bono Litigation: the SCC Weighs In

Réjean Hinse was wrongfully imprisoned for 15 years for a crime he didn’t commit. Though he was granted parole, he was only acquitted after 30 years and a successful appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Hinse sued the federal…more
| Civil Procedure

Digital Privacy Act Modernizes PIPEDA

On June 18, 2015, significant portions of the Digital Privacy Act received Royal Assent. This Act, amends the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and brings important certainty to how…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Health Canada Proposes Changes to the List of Recognized Standards for Medical Devices

Changes affecting the approval of medical devices are coming. On May 6, 2015, Health Canada released a draft List of Recognized Standards for medical devices for stakeholder consultation. The consultation period is open…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Is the Competition Bureau Targeting You? New IP Enforcement Guidelines

On June 9, 2015, the Canadian Competition Bureau released updated draft Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (IPEGs) for public comment. The comment period is open until August 10, 2015. It is the third publication of…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Substantial Amendments to the Condominium Act will impact Condominium Developers and Corporations

The Province of Ontario recently introduced Bill 106, Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015, to amend the Condominium Act, 1998, largely in response to the immense growth and change in the condominium sector in Ontario in…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations, Real Estate - Commercial

Alberta's NDP Government and Potential Labour and Employment Policy Changes

On May 5, 2015, Rachel Notley and her New Democratic Party (NDP) were elected to a majority provincial government in Alberta. This is the first change of the governing political party since the 1971 election. Changes to policy…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Worker’s Compensation, Taxation

Growth in Real Household Income in Canada: 1984-2024

Canadians have just entered a decade during which their real disposable income will tend to grow at a much slower pace than in the past. Since 2007, Canadian households have pretty well maintained the same average pace of growth…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Bennett Jones Spring 2015 Economic Outlook

This spring Outlook is structured in three sections. The first section sets out our view of the economic outlook commencing with a very short summary of recent world economy dynamics, followed by a review of the outlook for…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

B.C. Court of Appeal Overturns Restrictive Public Disclosure Standards for Development Projects

The City of Vancouver and Brenhill Developments Ltd. successfully appealed the January 27, 2014, decision of the BC Supreme Court (BCSC) in Community Association of New Yaletown v Vancouver (City), 2015 BCSC 117. The appeal…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Getting a Seat at the Table: Proxy Access is Coming to Canada

The topic of proxy access, or the ability of shareholders to nominate directors to the board, has again come to the fore of the Canadian corporate governance debate. The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG), an…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Privilege for Patent and Trademark Agents

As a result of Bill C-59, when passed, clients will enjoy a statutory privilege in their confidential communications with Canadian patent and trademark agents. This will provide Canadian clients who use patent and…more
| Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

Canada's Resource Revenue Transparency Rules Now in Force

Canada's new Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act was proclaimed in force today, in keeping with the federal Government's committed timeline. The Act imposes mandatory reporting requirements for each entity engaged in the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation

A Little Less Murky: The Court of Appeal Clarifies the Line Between Oppression and Derivative Actions

On May 26, 2015, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in Rea et al v Wildeboer, clarifying the distinct role of derivative actions under the Ontario Business Corporations Act. The role is so distinct that the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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