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Wellman v. TELUS: Supreme Court Emphasizes Enforceability Of Arbitration Provisions
In its recent 5-4 decision in Wellman v. Telus, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed the enforceability of arbitration provisions in the context of business (i.e., non-consumer) contracts
Canada
23 Apr 2019
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Doing Business In Canada
Interested in starting or expanding a business in Canada?
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 Court Ruling Exposes Difficulty Of Reversing Health Canada Scientific Decisions
The Federal Court of Canada recently upheld Health Canada's denial of approval of a generic hormone replacement product (progesterone) submitted by Apotex
Canada
7 Mar 2017
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Rewards Points – Proposed Amendments In Ontario Could Affect Hundreds Of Companies
The offer of rewards points (either through credit card spending or other loyalty programs) has become so ubiquitous in consumer businesses that there are hardly any companies of any significant size...
Canada
30 Nov 2016
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Bill 47 Protecting Rewards Points Act: Will Rewards Points Become More Rewarding For Ontario Consumers?
On October 20, 2016, Mr. Arthur Potts, the Liberal MPP for Beaches – East York, introduced a Private Member's Public Bill, Bill 47, Protecting Rewards Points Act (Consumer Protection Amendment), 2016.
Canada
10 Nov 2016
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Who Is A Consumer? Consumer Protection Claims Where Consumers Cannot Be "Objectively" Identified
A developing line of British Columbia certification decisions provides a strong basis to resist certification of consumer protection claims...
Canada
9 Nov 2016
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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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Proposed Amendments To Bank Act – Federal Consumer Code For Banks
The proposed amendments to the Bank Act require further analysis to fully assess the impact on Canadian banks and authorized foreign banks.
Canada
7 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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U.S. Final Rules Requiring Disclosure Of Payments By Resource Extraction Issuers
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted a final rule that requires SEC-reporting resource extraction issuers to disclose payments to the U.S. federal government...
United States
19 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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Product Liability Defence White Paper: Does Pre-Emption Exist In Canada?
U.S. manufacturers selling regulated products in Canada may be surprised to learn that compliance with the FDA and associated regulatory frameworks has not historically served as a defence to product liability claims.
Canada
15 Jan 2016
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SEC Announces Record Numbers For Whistleblower Tips And Awards
Canada's largest securities regulator continues to move to implement its whistleblowing program, and investors and market participants should take note.
Canada
27 Nov 2015
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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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Consumer Protection And Misrepresentation: Hurdles For In-Store Sales
Establishing a common misrepresentation can be a high hurdle to class action certification for misrepresentation claims where multiple representations are alleged to have been made.
Canada
26 Jun 2015
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Standardized Fiduciary Duties In The Future For Brokers And Advisers On Both Sides Of The Border?
In Canadian provinces other than Quebec, investment professionals are not subject to a statutory "fiduciary" standard.
Canada
1 Apr 2015
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Cause And Effect: The Evidentiary Threshold Required To Certify A Product Liability Class Action
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently clarified the evidentiary threshold that plaintiffs must satisfy at the certification stage in the context of product liability class actions in Charlton v. Abbott Laboratories, Ltd.
Canada
18 Mar 2015
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B.C. Court Confirms Plaintiffs Must Provide Workable Causation Methodology To Certify Product Liability Class Proceedings
The British Columbia Court of Appeal clarified the evidentiary threshold plaintiffs must satisfy at the certification stage in the context of product liability class actions.
Canada
16 Mar 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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