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Proposed Digital Charter Could Bring Sweeping Changes To Canadian Privacy Laws
On May 21, 2019, the Canadian federal government released a proposed Digital Charter (the "Charter")[1], as well as an initial set of actions and recommendations
Canada
9 Jul 2019
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Tips For Startups – The Scope And Limitations Of Non-Disclosure Agreements
Although an NDA has its place in commercial practice, it does not come without its limitations.
Canada
22 Aug 2016
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Who Drives Whom? Driverless Car Pilot Project To Hit The Road In Ontario In 2016
Remember when cars were either manual or automatic? That choice will seem a quaint one in coming years as manufacturers and technology companies race to put driverless cars on the road.
Canada
22 Dec 2015
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The Internet Never Forgets: Google Inc.'S "Right To Be Forgotten" EU Ruling And Its Implications In Canada
In May of this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") issued a groundbreaking decision for online privacy rights in Google Inc. v. Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos ("Google v AEPD").
Canada
8 Aug 2014
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Bitcoin E-Gold Rush: Unregulated Technology Gains Currency
Conjuring memories of the Yukon Gold Rush, speculation and dreams of riches abound as bitcoin - a type of digital currency and programmable money - continues to gain currency with investors, entrepreneurs, and the tech savvy.
Canada
21 Feb 2014
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Cloud Computing: Privacy And Other Risks
While the benefits of outsourcing organizational data storage to the cloud are plentiful, so are the legal risks.
Canada
5 Dec 2013
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Asian Foreign Investment In Canada: Moving Forward
BHP Billiton's bid for Potash Corporation in November 2010 which was blocked by the Canadian government made financial headlines worldwide.
Canada
9 Jun 2012
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Uncommonly Individual "Common Issue" Certified
Can a common issue really be "common" when its resolution requires an individual investigation vis-a-vis every class member in a class action? This is the question we are left with following the certification of "French and Karas v Smith and Stephenson" as a class proceeding.
Canada
17 May 2012
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Can I Be Excused? Canadian Regulators Publish Consultation Paper On End-User Exemptions In The OTC Derivatives Market
On April 13, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators Derivatives Committee ("CSA Committee") published the fourth in a series of eight papers, entitled "Consultation Paper 91-405 – Derivatives: End-User Exemptions" ("Consultation Paper 91-405").
Canada
26 Apr 2012
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The Real Estate Developer And "Proceeds Of Crime (Money Laundering) And Terrorist Financing Act" (Canada)
The Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (Canada) (the “Act”) was enacted in 2000 to detect, deter and otherwise address activities that include money laundering and financing terrorist activities.
Canada
6 Jul 2009
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Federal Court Of Appeal Upholds Favourable Judgment On The Tax Treatment Of Cross-Border Investments
Non-residents frequently invest in Canada through foreign intermediaries. A key consideration in structuring such investments is whether the intermediary will be subject to reduced rates of Canadian withholding tax in respect of payments received from Canadian parties.
Canada
13 Mar 2009
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Foreign Investment Review: Canada Raises Investment Canada Act Review Thresholds But Introduces A National Security Override
In an unprecedented move, the Canadian Government has included as part of its 2009 Budget Implementation Act (Bill C-10) a number of important amendments to the Investment Canada Act.
Canada
13 Mar 2009
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OSC Prohibits Short Selling Of Certain Financial Stocks
On September 19, 2008, the Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") issued a temporary order prohibiting the short sale of securities of a number of financial sector companies (the "Temporary Order").
Canada
6 Oct 2008
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Investment Management Update: Regulatory Issues Affecting Adviser And Dealer Firms
This bulletin is intended to provide a summary and brief analysis of certain regulatory documents released by the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) since our last Investment Management Update in March 2008 and which will affect registered advisers and dealers doing business in Canada.
Canada
18 Aug 2008
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Principal Protected Notes: Federal Minister Of Finance Issues New Disclosure Regulations
On June 11, 2008, new regulations entitled Principal Protected Notes Regulations (the “New Regulations”) under the Bank Act (Canada) (the “Bank Act”) regarding principal protected notes (“PPNs”) were published which will become effective July 1st, 2008.
Canada
23 Jun 2008
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Asset Securitization - Recent Developments Of Importance
Despite a relatively uneventful winter and spring, 2007 proved to be a watershed year for the asset-backed commercial paper market in Canada, and after the liquidity crisis of mid-August things may never be the same again.
Canada
16 May 2008
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Doing Business In Canada
No decision to establish or invest in a business abroad should be made without a basic understanding of the legal framework in which the business will operate.
Canada
7 Jan 2008
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Canadian Securities Administrators Implement Rules To Enhance Institutional Trade Matching And Settlement
Earlier this year, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") adopted National Instrument 24-101 – Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement ("NI 24-101" or the "Rule").
Canada
29 Aug 2007
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Canada And India Conclude Investment Treaty: Negotiations With China Continue
On June 16, the Hon. David Emerson, Minister of International Trade, announced the conclusion of negotiations on a Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement ("FIPA") with India.
Canada
29 Aug 2007
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Proposed Tax Amendments Remove Obstacle To Defeasance Transactions
Over the past decade, the size of the Canadian commercial mortgage-backed securities ("CMBS") market has grown at a dramatic rate. It has been reported that over $4.5 billion of Canadian CMBS were issued in 2006 alone.
Canada
 
20 Aug 2007
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