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Abuse of dominance guidelines need work

  • May 28, 2018

It’s not always easy to distinguish aggressive-but-pro-competitive business practices from those that are anti-competitive. That’s why the CBA’s Competition Law Section welcomes the Competition Bureau’s draft Abuse of Dominance Enforcement Guidelines as an aid to decision-making in the business community.

Consent guidelines: Reviewing the revisions

  • May 09, 2018

In a letter to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, the CBA’s Privacy and Access Law Section and CCCA note that many of the problems it identified last year in the OPC’s draft guidelines for obtaining meaningful online consent were still present after those guidelines were revised.

Legislation needs to respect solicitor-client privilege

  • May 04, 2018

The Supreme Court has been very clear in successive decisions about the need to protect solicitor-client privilege, and that any government wishing to abrogate it, set it aside or infringe must demonstrate a clear and unambiguous legislative intent to do so.