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Change on the Horizon for Aboriginal Consultation and Involvement in Mining Projects

Canada - March 20 2017 The rapidly evolving legal landscape for Aboriginal consultation and involvement in mining and other resource development projects in Canada is likely

New WorkSafeBC regulations for joint occupational health and safety committees effective April 3, 2017

Canada - March 22 2017 In British Columbia, a workplace with 20 or more workers must have a joint occupational health and safety committee (“Committee”), and a workplace

Misguided Policy: CASL’s Private Right of Action for Competition Act Reviewable Conduct

Canada - March 17 2017 While much has been written about the impending CASL private rights of action, less has been said about the new private right of action CASL will tack

Ending the Cycle of Electricity Price Interventions in Ontario

Canada - March 21 2017 Every decade the government of Ontario freezes or cuts electricity prices because the costs of an ambitious energy policy prove to be politically

CIALIS Patent Survives Validity Challenge on Appeal

Canada - May 19 2016 Last year we wrote about a trilogy of Federal Court decisions relating to Eli Lilly’s erectile dysfunction (ED) drug CIALIS (tadalafil). While Lilly

In New CASL Case, CRTC Sends $15,000 Message

Canada - March 25 2017 The biggest changes to CASL since CASL are on the horizon but the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) just showed us

U.S. Consumer Protection Regulator Consults on Use of Alternative Credit Data

Canada, USA - March 25 2017 On February 16, 2017, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking feedback from the

Budget 2017: Financial Institutions Update

Canada - March 24 2017 The 2017 federal budget (the "Budget") announced a number of measures directed to the financial services sector, including plans to strengthen the

Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed

Canada - March 24 2017 On March 22, 2017, Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act (BSA) was repealed, bringing to an end bulk sales legislation in Canada. The BSA was enacted in 1917, and

Class counsel fees in settlement agreements: the Quebec Superior Court refuses to rubber stamp

Canada - March 24 2017 On January 23, 2017 Justice Claudine Roy of the Quebec Superior Court rendered an important decision whereby she refused to approve settlement