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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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Supreme Court Releases Its Decision In The "Free The Beer Case"
A man's quest for cheaper beer has led the Supreme Court to revise the interpretation of s. 121 of the Constitution Act. Unfortunately, it will not bring him cheaper beer!
Canada
20 Apr 2018
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Nipping The Class Action In The Bud: Saskatchewan Court Dismisses Claim Pre-Certification
On October 30, 2015, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench released a decision that has significant implications for the conduct of class proceedings, and the remedies available under Canadian consumer protection legislation.
Canada
17 Nov 2015
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No Cause Of Action To Support Consumer Class Certification Says B.C. Court Of Appeal
In Ileman v. Rogers Communications Inc., a unanimous division of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia upheld the lower court's refusal to certify a claim against Canada's national telecommunications companies for their charging cellphone users a "system access fee".
Canada
11 Jun 2015
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Lack Of Commonality Precludes Consumer Class Certification Says B.C. Court Of Appeal
This decision is critical for any business whose front-line staff engage directly with consumers.
Canada
11 Jun 2015
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Misleading Emails – Competition Bureau Commences Proceedings
By way of a proceeding commenced March 11, 2015, the Competition Bureau has alleged that two car rental companies, Aviscar and Budgetcar, have engaged in deceptive marketing practices, including false or misleading emails.
Canada
16 Apr 2015
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Competition Bureau Takes Action For Misleading Emails
Violation of the Competition Act prohibitions can result in serious remedies, including administrative monetary penalties of up to $1 million per violation for individuals and up to $15 million per violation for organizations.
Canada
13 Apr 2015
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Targeting The Canadian Consumer - An Important Primer On The Advertising And Marketing Laws In Canada
Traditional methods of marketing – advertisements, give-aways, promotions and contests – can still be an effective way to sell a product or service.
Canada
30 Jan 2015
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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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Bill C-36: The Impact of the "Canada Consumer Product Safety Act" on Advertising, Packaging, Labelling, Distribution and Testing of Consumer Products
On December 15, 2010 the new "Canada Consumer Product Safety Act" (CCPSA) received royal assent. It is expected to come into force in the next few months under an accelerated schedule for implementation.
Canada
20 Jan 2011
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Legislatures Give Consumers Peace Of Mind To Buy Gift Cards
Just in time for the holidays, most of the provinces in Canada have expressly regulated prepaid cards and gift cards to restrict suppliers from charging various fees and using expiry dates.
Canada
18 Dec 2008
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The New Consumer Protection Act - Get Ready Now
The new act and its regulations (the "New Legislation") consolidates and modernizes six existing consumer protection laws which will be repealed and replaced by the New Legislation including the Business Practices Act, Consumer Protection Act ("Old Act"), Consumer Protection Bureau Act, Loan Brokers Act, Motor Vehicle Repair Act and the Prepaid Services Act.
Canada
1 Jul 2005
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