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Canadian Marketing Association Publishes Guide On Transparency For Consumers
Earlier this year, the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) released its Guide to Transparency for Consumers (CMA Guide), intended to help organizations provide consumers
Canada
16 Apr 2019
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Québec's New QST Registration Rules Target Non-Resident Online Vendors And Service Providers
Prior to January 1, 2019, a company with no fixed place of business in Québec was generally not required to register or charge Québec Sales Tax (QST) on its sale of goods or services into the province.
Canada
11 Feb 2019
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CASL Enforcement Decision - Interpretive Guidance For Compliance And Penalties
The decision provides important guidance for the interpretation of CASL and the CRTC's approach to penalties for CASL violations.
Canada
23 Nov 2017
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Ontario And Quebéc Set To Update Legal Requirements On Loyalty Programs
Recent legislative changes regarding loyalty programs enacted in Ontario and proposed in Québec provide more insight into how loyalty programs will be regulated moving forward.
Canada
20 Nov 2017
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Demers v. Yahoo Inc: Québec Court Confirms That Québec Consumer Law Applies To Free Online Services
This decision has important implications for online businesses operating in Québec.
Canada
26 Oct 2017
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Charter Of The French Language
Under the Charter of the French Language, French is both the official language of Québec and the normal language of work (employees have a right to carry on their activities in French) and commerce (consumers of goods and services have a right to be informed and served in French).
Canada
29 Sep 2017
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The Uncertain Enforceability Of Forum Selection Clauses In The Consumer Electronic Context: Douez V. Facebook
The Supreme Court has held in Douez v. Facebook that the test for whether a forum selection clause is enforceable is different in the consumer contract context than in the commercial contract context.
Canada
10 Jul 2017
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Consumer Protection - Bill 59
On April 10, 2017, the government of Ontario passed Bill 59, Putting Consumers First Act (Consumer Protection Statute Law Amendment), 2017.
Canada
12 Jun 2017
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My Partner Is A Fraud, I Know It, But My Bank Should Still Cover My Fraud Loss And Other Christmas Wishes That Won't Come True
The lower court decision also provides useful guidance on the process for proving the existence and enforceability of agreements and documents that are lost or destroyed.
Canada
23 Feb 2017
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Canada's Ant-Spam Legislation – Regulatory Guidance
A person who sends a CEM has the onus of proving that the recipient gave express or implied consent to receive the CEM.
Canada
9 Aug 2016
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British Columbia Becomes The Sixth Province İn Canada To Introduce Franchise Legislation
On October 5, 2015, the Government of British Columbia introduced Bill 38, the Franchises Act, for first reading in the legislature.
Canada
5 Aug 2016
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Manitoba Court Of Appeal Stays Duplicative Class Action
In Hafichuk-Walkin v. BCE, the Manitoba Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's decision to unconditionally stay a class action commenced in Manitoba by Merchant Law Group in 2004.
Canada
20 Apr 2016
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Summary Of Proposed Amendments To The Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998
On June 2, 2015 Minister Bob Chiarelli tabled Bill 112, Strengthening Consumer Protection and Electricity System Oversight Act in the Ontario legislature...
Canada
3 Jul 2015
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CASL FAQ: What Are The General Unsubscribe Requirements?
In this FAQ, we discuss the unsubscribe mechanism that also needs to be set out in a commercial electronic message.
Canada
20 Mar 2014
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Supreme Court Of Canada Declines To Hear An Appeal From Ontario That Limits Claims Against Manufacturers
The Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear an appeal of a decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario that limits claims in class actions against manufacturers.
Canada
14 Mar 2014
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CASL FAQ: How Can I Obtain Express Consent For Commercial Electronic Messages?
In our last CASL FAQ, we asked "What Are the General Requirements to Comply with CASL?".
Canada
20 Feb 2014
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Dangerous Liaisons: Be Careful About Online Hook-Ups
Looking for love on the internet? Exercise appropriate caution, as Mary Kay Beckman learned the hard way.
Canada
11 Jul 2013
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Search Engine Not Liable For Misleading Or Deceptive Sponsored Links
Sponsored links appear alongside your search results and are intended to suggest products or services that will interest you, but which more often than not just look dodgy.
Canada
11 Apr 2013
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Sober Second Thoughts On The Proposed Canadian Prepaid Card Regulations
The Canadian federal government has announced proposed Prepaid Payment Products Regulations (the "Regulations") in connection with its mandate to protect consumers when using payment products and improving consumer awareness on these forms of payment.
Canada
12 Nov 2012
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BLG Monthly Update - March 2012
The Supreme Court of Canada has set out a framework for the disclosure of third-party information in "Merck Frosst Canada Ltd v Minister of Health", 2012 SCC 3.
Canada
20 Mar 2012
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