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Sugar, Salt And Fat : The Usual Suspects Targeted By Health Canada's Proposed Mandatory Front-Of-Package Labelling System
At the moment, the content of sugars, sodium and saturated fats in Canadian food products only needs to be disclosed in the nutrition facts table.
Canada
15 Dec 2016
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New Updates To Consumer Product Regulations In Force
The Government of Canada has been busy making changes to a number of regulations relating to consumer products.
Canada
22 Jul 2016
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Suggesting An Alternative Approach To An Uncommon Medical Device Class Action
O'Brien involved a proposed products liability class action. The defendants manufactured pelvic mesh products, 19 of which were involved in the proposed class action.
Canada
7 May 2015
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Just In Time For Your End-Of-Summer Barbecue: New Canadian Regulations For Labelling Mechanically Tenderized Beef Come Into Force In August
The Government of Canada published amendments to the "Food and Drug Regulations" that will create new labelling requirements for mechanically tenderized beef.
Canada
3 Jun 2014
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Consumer Legislation Update - Health Canada Issues Consultation On Amendments To Canadian Playpens Regulations
On April 16, 2013, Health Canada released a public consultation proposal to amend the Playpens Regulations ("Regulations") under the Canada Consumer Product Safety.
Canada
25 Apr 2013
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Ontario Appeal Court Upholds Denial Of Certification Of Pharmaceutical Class Action
An Ontario appellate court on February 21 upheld a landmark decision denying certification of a product liability class action.
Canada
26 Feb 2013
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Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies Test For Causation In Negligence Cases
On June 29, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the case of Clements v Clements.
Canada
11 Jul 2012
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Ontario Court Dismisses Canada's First Product Liability Class Action Trial
On June 26, 2012, Justice Lax of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released her decision in Andersen v St. Jude.
Canada
1 Jul 2012
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Canadian Food Inspection Agency Announces Intention To Establish Licensing Regime For The Imported Food Sector
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently announced its intention to establish a regulatory regime that will require certain food importers to obtain import licences.
Canada
7 Jun 2012
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Ontario Court Denies Certification In Pharmaceutical Class Action
A recent Ontario Superior Court decision denying certification of a pharmaceutical class action could have a significant impact on the conduct of product liability class actions in the province. In rejecting certification, the court closely analyzed the claim being advanced and the common issues proposed and concluded the action was not suitable for certification.
Canada
17 May 2012
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Minister Of Health Publishes Proposed Administrative Monetary Penalties (Consumer Products) Regulations
On March 24, 2012 the Minister of Health published proposed administrative monetary penalty ("AMP") regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I.
Canada
13 Apr 2012
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Product Liability: Superior Court Refuses Authorization For A Class Action Against A Drug Manufacturer
On July 4, 2011, the Quebec Superior Court dismissed a motion filed by Option consommateurs (Petitioner) for authorization to institute a class action against one of our clients, Merck Canada Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck).
Canada
5 Aug 2011
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2009 Recall Update: Learning From The Lessons Of 2008
Recalls of consumer products and, in particular, food, continued to grow in number and severity in 2008.
Canada
30 May 2009
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Limitation Of Liability Clauses: Manufacturers, Sellers And Contractors Beware
On November 22, 2007, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a landmark decision on the liability of sellers and manufacturers in Quebec. In “ABB Inc. vs. Domtar Inc.” the Court upheld Domtar’s action against ABB Inc. and Alstom Canada Inc. for nearly 39 million dollars (capital and interest).
Canada
22 Sep 2008
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Caveat Venditor
Seller beware. Or, more precisely, seller, manufacturer, distributor, importer, advertiser and tester beware. On April 8, 2008, the federal government introduced Bill C-52, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.1 This sweeping new legislation will implement a comprehensive regulatory regime for all consumer products other than those regulated under certain federal statutes (such as food, drugs, motor vehicles).
Canada
13 May 2008
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Recalls 2008: Are You Ready?
The number of recalls and public notices of voluntary product withdrawals that have been issued over the last year is unprecedented in Canada. These recalls and notices have resulted in a far greater visibility and awareness of product safety and quality issues.
Canada
18 Mar 2008
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Preserving Solicitor-Client Privilege When Engaging A Public Relations Firm
When confronted with significant litigation or a major event such as a product recall, regulatory investigation or takeover, a company may engage a public relations or communications (“PR”) firm to assist it in communicating with its stakeholders.
Canada
22 Feb 2008
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