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A Call To Action On Open Banking
On June 19, 2019, the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce ("the Committee") published a report on open banking entitled Open Banking: What it Means for You ("the Report").
Canada
12 Jul 2019
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No "Piggybacking" To Avoid B2B Arbitration: Supreme Court Of Canada Affirms Enforceability Of Arbitration Clauses Despite Related Class Action
In its recent 5-4 decision in Telus Communications Inc v. Wellman,[1] the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that courts must enforce valid arbitration agreements
Canada
12 Jul 2019
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Regulation Of CBD In The United States – Balancing Public Safety And Social Considerations With Industry Expectations And Consumer Demand
CBD (cannabidiol) is currently an industry hot topic. While cannabis companies continue to jockey for position in this budding market, we are now seeing large household
Canada
9 Jul 2019
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SCC Supports LGBTQ Students In Balancing Religious Freedoms and Statutory Mandates
On June 15, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada released landmark decisions on Canadian limits on institutional religious freedoms.
Canada
31 Jul 2018
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Change Is In The Airwaves: CRTC Expands The Wireless Code Of Conduct
In June 2013, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") first issued the Wireless Code of Conduct (the "Wireless Code").
Canada
5 Jul 2017
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Supreme Court Of Canada Turns The Other Cheek: Facebook's "Terms And Conditions" – Forum Selection Clause Unenforceable
The Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision in Douez v Facebook, Inc. is an important decision on whether companies can select the location for any lawsuits against them by disgruntled customers.
Canada
3 Jul 2017
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Canada's House Of Commons Rejects Mandatory Labeling Of Genetically Modified Foods
As previously discussed here, last summer represented a turning point in the consumer's "right to know" movement, with former President Obama approving a bill that...
Canada
30 May 2017
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Labels, Endorsements, And Scientific Proof: A New Approach To Self-Care Products In Canada
This approach would still include actions such as facility inspection, complaint response, and product testing.
Canada
28 Sep 2016
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North America's GMO-Labeling Policy Patchwork And The Consumer's "Right To Know"
The Vermont Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act ("Vermont Act") was passed on May 8, 2014 and was the first act of its kind to come into force in North America, taking effect on July 1, 2016.
Canada
1 Jul 2016
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Competition Bureau To Study Financial Technology Market Impact
The rise of financial technology ("FinTech") is revolutionizing the way consumers and businesses make investments, raise equity, borrow money and effect payments.
Canada
2 Jun 2016
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BC Supreme Court Reminds Owners And Developers That Consumer Protection Plays An Important Role In The Strata Property Act
A recent decision of the BC Supreme Court reminds strata developers and strata lot owners alike that an important feature of the Strata Property Act is consumer protection.
Canada
29 Jan 2016
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Commonality Is Key: Class Proceeding Certification Denied
The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal solely on the basis that the claim lacked commonality of issues between its class members.
Canada
26 Jun 2015
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The Federal Budget: What Financial Institutions Need To Know
On April 21, Finance Minister Joe Oliver tabled the 2015 federal budget (the "Budget").
Canada
9 May 2015
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Do Not Attempt To Interfere With Potential Whistleblowing, SEC Warns
The Dodd-Frank Act expressly prohibits employers from punishing an employee for engaging in protected whistleblowing activity.
Canada
13 Nov 2014
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Supreme Court Of Canada Holds That Some Provincial Consumer Protection Legislation Applies To Banks – Bank Of Montreal v Marcotte
On September 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited decision in Bank of Montreal v Marcotte.
Canada
26 Sep 2014
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Ontario Government Eliminates Double Reporting For Consumer Electrical Products
After two years of regulatory overlap and double reporting to both provincial and federal regulatory bodies, the Ontario government has addressed industry concerns and eliminated the need to report safety incidents involving consumer electrical products to the Electrical Safety Authority (the "ESA") under the Electricity Act, 1998.
Canada
14 Nov 2013
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Let’s Talk Product Liability Claims
A product liability claim is based upon a product causing damages for failing to perform as it should.
Canada
24 Sep 2013
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Important Changes Coming To Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Food Inspection System
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency ("CFIA") has announced sweeping changes to the Canadian food inspection model.
Canada
23 Aug 2012
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New Consumer Complaint Requirements For Banks
On July 6, 2012 the Minister of Finance announced new proposed regulations for banks and authorized foreign banks regarding consumer complaints.
Canada
24 Jul 2012
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"Zipping" Liability In The Bud: Zip-Line Waiver Withstands Court's Scrutiny
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently upheld a lower court decision that two customers who signed waivers before embarking on a Zip-Trekking outing were prevented from suing Cougar Mountain Adventures Ltd.
Canada
19 Jun 2012
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