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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 9 Jul 2018

CSA Releases its review of the MFDA

On July 4, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators ("CSA") released their Oversight Review Report of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of


Bennett Jones LLP | Canada | 13 Mar 2018

Fair Trading Act Becomes the Consumer Protection Act and Other Key Amendments

Bill 31: A Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses Act passed First Reading on November 29, 2017, in the Alberta Legislature and received Royal


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 7 Dec 2017

Alberta Proposes Significant Amendments to Consumer Protection Legislation

On November 29, 2017, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 31: A Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses Act (the “Bill”) setting out proposed


Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP | Canada | 6 Dec 2017

Bill 31: Alberta Beefs Up Its Consumer Protection Legislation

On November 29, 2017, the Alberta government introduced Bill 31: A Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses Act (Bill 31), which proposes a number of


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA, Canada | 29 Jul 2016

CFTC Enters Into Information Sharing MOU With Four Additional Canadian Provinces

On July 28, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and four Canadian provinces or territories signed counterparts to a memorandum of understanding


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | USA, Canada | 8 Jul 2016

Questions Raised Over the Constitutionality of SEC Administrative Proceedings

As noted in previous articles, Canada and the US have different approaches to regulatory enforcement. Canadian securities regulators overwhelmingly


McLennan Ross LLP | Canada | 26 Jun 2012

Important changes to the Insurance Act

The Alberta legislature made important changes to the Insurance Act that will come into force on July 1, 2012.


Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | 1 Sep 2011

Alberta Court of Appeal considers whether extended warranties are insurance products

On July 21, the Alberta Court of Appeal released its decision in Brick Protection Corporation v. Alberta (Provincial Treasurer), in which it upheld a lower court's decision that a company selling extended warranties on appliances and furniture was not carrying on the business of insurance in Alberta at the relevant time.


Baker & Hostetler LLP | Canada | 11 Oct 2010

Substantial changes in Alberta’s time share law go into effect on November 1

Despite revising its regulatory scheme as recently as 2005, the Alberta provincial government has determined that its rules have not kept pace with the changes in how vacation ownership products are structured, marketed and sold.


Gowling WLG | Canada | 28 Sep 2010

Alberta's Guarantees Acknowledgment Act: the hazards of non-compliance

Although many people have questioned the relevance of Alberta's long-standing Guarantees Acknowledgment Act (the "GAA") in today's marketplace, recent judicial decisions have reinforced the principle that strict compliance with its formalities is an essential element for any enforceable guarantee.

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