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Bill C-86 set to strengthen financial consumer protection

  • March 04, 2019
  • Peter A. Aziz and Eli Monas

The Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, Bill C-86, was introduced in the House of Commons on Oct. 29 and received royal assent on Dec. 13. Once in force, the bill will consolidate existing consumer provisions and regulations and strengthen consumer protection provisions that apply to banks and authorized foreign banks under the Bank Act.

Business Law

A closer look at the federal fall economic statement

  • March 04, 2019
  • Matthew Welch

With less than a year to go before the next federal election, much has been made of the politics of the Finance Minister's fall economic statement. Just as important are the statement's practical impacts on Canadian businesses and the economic dimensions of this series of announcements.

Business Law

B.C.’s budding industry: Key policy decisions on cannabis

  • June 15, 2018
  • James Munro, Lindsay Dykstra & Brandon Deans

Proposed federal government legislation to legalize cannabis use leaves it up to each province to set up the regulatory framework around the sale and distribution of pot. James Munro, Lindsay Dykstra and Brandon Deans of McMillan look at what B.C. is planning.

Business Law

Weed in the workplace: A primer for employer action

  • June 15, 2018
  • Tamara Ticoll

Legalized marijuana is coming to Canada, and it’s important that employers be ready to deal with what could be a new workplace reality. Tamara Ticoll of Stikeman Elliott has outlined some key action items.

Business Law

Health Canada releases first look at cannabis packaging regulations

  • June 15, 2018
  • Christelle Gedeon, Barbara Miller, and Ryan Schnier

Prospective cannabis producers got their first look in March at the packaging and labelling regulations that will govern the new industry once the Cannabis Act is passed. Christelle Gedeon, Barbara Miller and Ryan Schnier of Fasken take a look.

Business Law

What the Cannabis Act will mean for travel to the U.S.

  • June 15, 2018
  • Veronica K. Choy

The United States’ broad-reaching Immigration and Nationality Act will create difficulties and confusion for Canadians crossing the border after the Cannabis Act is passed, likely this summer, writes Veronica K. Choy, of Miller Thomson in Calgary.

Business Law

B.C.’s bitumen blockade: Selected legal options available

  • March 26, 2018
  • Peter W. Hogg, Dalton W. McGrath and Michael O'Brien

Recently, the Government of British Columbia announced it is considering a series of proposed measures to restrict the shipment of diluted bitumen from Alberta oilsands operations by rail or pipelines, setting the stage for a constitutional dispute.

Business Law

Remaining countries conclude the CPTPP Agreement

  • March 26, 2018
  • Daniel Hohnstein, Jennifer Radford and Greg Tereposky

On Jan. 23, the eleven remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement announced the conclusion of their discussions on a revised free trade agreement.

Business Law