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Key Banking Decisions of 2016: The Supreme Court of Canada releases its decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 22 2016

On Thursday, November 17, the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision giving important guidance on when personal financial information


Supreme Court Renders Landmark Privacy decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 18 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision today giving important guidance on how Canada’s federal privacy law, the Personal Information


McCarthy Tétrault US Election Briefing Note Part II:
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 17 2016

The longstanding relationship between Canada and the US and the integration of our economies mean that last week’s US election results, including the


Advancing Mortgage Funds in the Face of a Lien in Alberta - Don’t Do It
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 8 2016

This is an unusually long blog-post on a tricky area of Builders’ Lien law in Alberta. The first part of this post provides a quick Q&A for


Proposed Consumer Protection Framework for Banks
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 2 2016

On October 25, 2016, the federal government introduced Bill C-29 to fulfill its commitment in the March 22, 2016 budget to amend the Bank Act to


Department of Finance Canada Launches Consultation Process to Review Proposed Lender Risk Sharing Policy for Government-Backed Insured Mortgages
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 26 2016

Following the Minister of Finance’s announcement earlier this month of certain measures designed to address the health and stability of the Canadian


FDIC Issues Proposed Guidance on Best Practices for Third-Party Lending: Implications for Canadian Banks and Lenders
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 19 2016

The FDIC recently released for comments a proposed guidance with respect to third-party lending (the “Proposed Guidance”). While subject to potential


Department of Finance Canada launches consultation process reviewing federal financial sector framework
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 18 2016

The Department of Finance Canada recently announced the launch of the first of a two-stage consultation process on the federal financial sector legislative and regulatory framework


2016 FATF Mutual Evaluation Report for Canada Released: Implications for Canadian Fintechs
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 13 2016

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its Mutual Evaluation Report (the “Report”) for Canada on September 1, 2016, outlining its assessment


Canadian Deposit Insurance - Framework Under Review
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 4 2016

On September 16, 2016, Canada’s federal Department of Finance launched a consultation process on the deposit insurance framework. The consultation