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Regulation Of CBD In The United States – Balancing Public Safety And Social Considerations With Industry Expectations And Consumer Demand
CBD (cannabidiol) is currently an industry hot topic. While cannabis companies continue to jockey for position in this budding market, we are now seeing large household
Canada
9 Jul 2019
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Change Is In The Airwaves: CRTC Expands The Wireless Code Of Conduct
In June 2013, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") first issued the Wireless Code of Conduct (the "Wireless Code").
Canada
5 Jul 2017
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Supreme Court Of Canada Turns The Other Cheek: Facebook's "Terms And Conditions" – Forum Selection Clause Unenforceable
The Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision in Douez v Facebook, Inc. is an important decision on whether companies can select the location for any lawsuits against them by disgruntled customers.
Canada
3 Jul 2017
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Canada's House Of Commons Rejects Mandatory Labeling Of Genetically Modified Foods
As previously discussed here, last summer represented a turning point in the consumer's "right to know" movement, with former President Obama approving a bill that...
Canada
30 May 2017
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Labels, Endorsements, And Scientific Proof: A New Approach To Self-Care Products In Canada
This approach would still include actions such as facility inspection, complaint response, and product testing.
Canada
28 Sep 2016
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North America's GMO-Labeling Policy Patchwork And The Consumer's "Right To Know"
The Vermont Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act ("Vermont Act") was passed on May 8, 2014 and was the first act of its kind to come into force in North America, taking effect on July 1, 2016.
Canada
1 Jul 2016
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BC Supreme Court Reminds Owners And Developers That Consumer Protection Plays An Important Role In The Strata Property Act
A recent decision of the BC Supreme Court reminds strata developers and strata lot owners alike that an important feature of the Strata Property Act is consumer protection.
Canada
29 Jan 2016
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Commonality Is Key: Class Proceeding Certification Denied
The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal solely on the basis that the claim lacked commonality of issues between its class members.
Canada
26 Jun 2015
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The Increasingly Complex Regulation Of The Simple Gift Card
Gift cards are a multi-billion dollar industry and one of the fastest growing consumer products in the marketplace today.
Canada
30 May 2009
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A New Regulatory Regime For Consumer Product Safety In Canada
On January 29, 2009, the Canadian government introduced Bill C-6, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (the “Act”). This follows the introduction of Bill C-52 relating to the same Act in April 2008.
Canada
8 Apr 2009
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Stealth Marketing: To Disclose Or Not To Disclose - That Is The (Legal) Question
Stealth marketing, a subset of word-of-mouth marketing ("WOMM") strategies, is marketing that promotes a product without disclosing any direct connection between the advertiser and the message.
Canada
14 Aug 2006
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Canada´s Highest Court Punishes Manufacturers
A relatively recent Supreme Court of Canada decision confirms that the courts may use consumer protection legislation to punish manufacturers - not just protect consumers. The highest court in Canada awarded $25,000 in exemplary damages, on top of $48,000 in compensatory damages, against an automotive manufacturer for violating Saskatchewan's Consumer Protection Act.
Canada
14 Dec 2005
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The New Face of Consumer Protection Law in Ontario: Consolidate, Update and Escalate
On July 30, 2005, Ontario’s existing Consumer Protection Act and Regulations (the "Old CPA") will be replaced by the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 and its associated Regulations (the "New CPA").
Canada
1 Sep 2005
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