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Labour and Employment Alert: Taking the High Road: the Federal Framework and Preparing for the Legalization of Marijuana

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On April 13, 2017, the federal government tabled two new cannabis related bills before Parliament, Bill C-45: An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts...more

The Cannabis Act: An overview

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On April 13, 2017, Canada’s Liberal government introduced Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act (the “Act”). The tabled legislation provides federal guidelines for legal access to cannabis for non-medical purposes and establishes...more

Reviews of Workplace Legislation Underway in Alberta

by Field Law on

In Alberta, the Employment Standards Code establishes the minimum standards for employment relationships. Relatedly, the Labour Relations Code governs the relationships between unions and management....more

Mandatory inclusionary zoning in Ontario: But what does it change?

by Dentons on

In June 2016, we provided an overview of the Province’s proposed inclusionary zoning legislation titled "Will Ontario green light mandatory inclusionary zoning?" ...more

Ontario Bill Proposes to Create “Health and Safety Management System” under OHSA

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The Ontario government has introduced legislation that seeks to, among other things, provide for the establishment of employer “health and safety management systems” under the Occupational Health and Safety Act....more

New Alberta Bill 208 seeks to provide protection against workplace bullying

by Dentons on

On November 9, 2016, Calgary MLA Craig Coolahan introduced Bill 208, Occupational Health and Safety (Protection From Workplace Harassment) Amendment Act, 2016. This Bill seeks to address workplace bullying by introducing...more

CETA Implementation in Canada - Implications of Bill C-30 on the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Bill C-30 presents significant changes to Canada’s pharmaceutical landscape by introducing supplementary protection for pharmaceutical products and proposing substantial modifications to the Patented Medicines (Notice of...more

Target Benefit Plans: A New Proposed Plan Design Option for Federally-Regulated Employers

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On October 19, 2016, the federal government introduced Bill C-27 which, if passed, will permit federally-regulated employers to establish single-employer and multi-employer target benefit plans. The bill proposes to amend...more

Bill C-30 to implement CETA tabled in Canadian Parliament: implications for pharmaceuticals

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On October 31, 2016, the day following the signing of CETA, the Canadian Minister of International Trade, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, tabled Bill C-30, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement...more

B.C. and Canada Adopting Gender Identity and Gender Expression Human Rights Protections

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Both the British Columbia and the Federal Government have recently introduced legislation to amend their respective human rights legislation to include gender identity and gender expression among the protected grounds of...more

Will Ontario green light mandatory inclusionary zoning?

by Dentons on

An overview of the proposed legislation - From the beginning of its term, part of this Liberal government’s mandate has been to improve access to affordable housing. On May 18, 2016, Bill 204, the Promoting Affordable...more

Alberta’s Bill 20: Climate Leadership Implementation Act

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The Alberta Government introduced Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Implementation Act, on May 24, 2016. The Bill proposes a carbon levy on fuel consumption and marks the Government’s first step towards executing Alberta’s...more

Change Orders: Analyzing Proposed New Infrastructure Spending in 2016 Budget

Shortly after the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, we summarized the infrastructure promises made on the Liberal campaign trail in our October 2015 Blakes Bulletin: Under Construction: Infrastructure Plans and...more

What Multinational Employers Need to Know about Ontario’s Proposed Sexual Harassment Protections

After adopting an action plan to stop sexual violence and harassment in March 2015, Ontario’s legislature is taking steps to pass an act that would create new duties for employers to prevent and investigate sexual harassment...more

Canadian Employment News Series: Ontario’s New Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act: How the proposed legislation will...

by DLA Piper on

The Ontario government introduced Bill 132, the “Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2015” (the “Act”) on October 27, 2015. This Act is part of...more

House Votes to Lift US Crude Oil Exports Ban

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The latest effort to repeal the export ban faces an uncertain future as it heads to the Senate. On October 9, the US House of Representatives voted 261-159 to lift the decades-old ban on US crude oil exports. The bill,...more

Broad Changes to Ontario Corporate Law Recommended

A panel of legal practitioners and academics appointed by Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (Panel) has recommended potential updates and revisions to a number of corporate and commercial Ontario statutes...more

Energy & Environment Update - July 2015 #3

Energy and Climate Debate - With just two or three weeks before the August recess – two for the House, three for the Senate – Congress has a full schedule. The Senate will devote much of this week to the Highway bill,...more

Too Many Changes, More Consultation Required: Comments on Proposed Cooperative Capital Markets Legislation

Comments on the consultation drafts of the uniform provincial capital markets legislation, Provincial Capital Markets Act (PCMA), and new federal capital markets legislation, Capital Markets Stability Act (CMSA),...more

Gaming Legal News: Volume 8, Number 4

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IS GAMING IN THE CARDS FOR THE VOLUNTEER STATE? Dickinson Wright has learned that Tennessee House Representative Jason Powell has submitted a proposed constitutional amendment that could permit casino gaming in...more

Employers Be Aware: OSC Proposes Incentive-Based Whistleblower Program

by Dentons on

The Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) recently published “OSC Staff Consultation Paper 15-401” which sets out a proposed framework for an incentive-based whistleblower program. This program aims at incentivising...more

Nova Scotia Bans Hydraulic Fracturing

by BakerHostetler on

On September 3, Nova Scotia’s government announced that it will indefinitely ban high volume hydraulic fracturing onshore. According to Energy Minister Andrew Younger, “Nova Scotians have overwhelmingly expressed concern...more

Doing Business in Canada: Marketing & Labeling Legislation

MARKETING & LABELING LEGISLATION - In Canada, the federal Competition Act prohibits certain marketing activities, which include: • Resale price maintenance • Predatory pricing • Price discrimination •...more

Privacy Tuesday – May 13, 2014

Another busy week in the privacy/security world. We have some bits and bytes to start your week: Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigation Report – Something Old, Something New - Verizon is out with its 2014...more

Domestic Anti-Treaty-Shopping Proposals and Further Consultation Announced in Canada's Federal Budget 2014

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In the Canadian Federal Budget released on February 11, 2014, the Department of Finance signaled its intention to enact a domestic treaty-shopping rule, generally allowing the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to deny treaty...more

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