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Doing Business In Canada
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Canada
2 Oct 2018
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Not So Happy New Year: Ontario Rewards Points Legislation Coming Into Force January 1, 2018
Ever since Ontario's legislature passed the Protecting Rewards Points Act (Consumer Protection Amendment), 2016 (Act) prohibiting the expiration of rewards points in consumer loyalty programs, the retail industry has been waiting for the publication of the associated regulation that would provide more detail about the prohibition, along with some exceptions to the prohibition
Canada
22 Nov 2017
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Federal Consumer Code For Banks — Proposed Bank Act Amendments
The Canadian federal government introduced Bill C-29, Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2. If enacted, the Bill would impact more than 50 domestic and authorized foreign banks operating in Canada.
Canada
8 Nov 2016
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Consumer Class Actions In Respect Of Pricing Disclosure: The Québec Superior Court Refuses To Certify A "Drip Pricing" Class Action In Quebec
There have been a number of recent class actions commenced in Canada relating to pricing disclosure – and in particular, the alleged practice of "drip pricing".
Canada
31 Aug 2016
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Take Two: Aggregate Damages Award Upheld At Ontario Court Of Appeal
In our previous blog post in 2014, we had reported the Ontario Superior Court in Ramdath v George Brown College had granted the first award of aggregate damages following a common issues trial in 2014.
Canada
5 Feb 2016
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Arbitration Clauses: The Impact On Class Actions In Canada And The United States
Over the past few years, courts in Canada and the United States have been engaged in this dialogue through cases involving consumer contracts.
Canada
13 Nov 2015
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CRTC Issues $1.1 Million Penalty Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued its first penalty under CASL's commercial electronic messaging (CEM) rules.
Canada
9 Mar 2015
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Proposed Menu Labelling Law – Healthier Choices For Consumers, No Choice For Food Chains
On November 24, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 45, the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2014.
Canada
18 Dec 2014
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Class Actions and Consumer Product Settlements: The Proof is in (the Receipt For) the Pudding
Consumers don’t keep their receipts. This poses a unique challenge in consumer product class actions, especially when parties seek the Court’s approval of a settlement that requires a receipt as proof of purchase.
Canada
15 Nov 2014
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Accessibility Legislation In Canada
We have been following the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the AODA) and watching for related developments in other provinces.
Canada
8 Oct 2012
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Accessibility Legislation In Canada - Additional Requirements Under The AODA And Proposed Accessibility Legislation In Manitoba
We have been following the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the AODA) and watching for related developments in other provinces.
Canada
5 Oct 2012
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Supreme Court Decisions Affect Class Actions, E-commerce and Arbitrations
The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decisions in Dell Computer Corp. v. Union des consommateurs and Rogers Wireless Inc. v. Muroff directly address several areas of law that are important to Canadian business: class actions, e-commerce, arbitrations and consumer protection law. Dell Computer also clarifies important principles of private international law under the Civil Code of Québec.
Canada
19 Sep 2007
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Québec Court of Appeal Leaves Door Open to Arbitration of Consumer Disputes
In Dell Computer Corporation v. Union des consommateurs, the court’s comments suggest that a consumer contract that provides for arbitration as the exclusive method of dispute resolution may be upheld in Québec if the terms of arbitration are expressly brought to the attention of the buyer when the agreement is made.
Canada
 
5 Oct 2005
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