Mondaq Canada: Consumer Protection
Theall Group LLP
Even for those who purchase and install products, compliance with statutory regulation is a must.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Prepaid mobile phone services offer flexibility and freedom to those who do not wish to be locked into a monthly plan.
Lerners
It is possible that as many as 1 in 4 cars on Ontario roads have an issue serious enough to warrant a manufacturer recall.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Experience has taught us that many consumer complaints do not signal a material issue.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
COLD-FX is a top-selling natural health product in Canada, with sales topping nearly $120-million as recently as 2011, according to a November 15, 2015 Globe and Mail article, "Why COLD-FX is too good to be true".
Miller Thomson LLP
Trademarks and logos are valuable assets which identify the source of products or services, convey the brand identity of the owner and distinguish it from others.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Although perhaps not a surprising result in terms of constitutional law, in a proposed class action the B.C. Supreme Court has held that general purpose prepaid cards issued by federally-regulated financial institutions are subject to the provisions of the B.C. Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
McCarthy Tetrault's 6th Annual Consumer Products and Retail Summit was held on February 25, 2016. Here are our key takeaways from the Summit, including practical tips from each of our topics:
Miller Thomson LLP
Welcome to the inaugural "Schools of School Board Foundations" edition of Miller Thomson's Education Law newsletter...
Miller Thomson LLP
School boards and private schools often choose to establish a separate corporation for the purposes of fundraising, and register the corporation as a charity.
Miller Thomson LLP
As registered charities, school boards and school foundations are able to issue tax receipts for donations received, but in doing so must strictly adhere to Canada Revenue Agency requirements...
Miller Thomson LLP
On December 1, 2015, the Ontario government passed Bill 113 the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015, which will come into force on a date to be determined in the near future.
Aird & Berlis LLP
On September 1, 2016, amendments to Manitoba's The Consumer Protection Act (CPA), enacted by The Consumer Protection Amendment Act (High-Cost Credit Products), will come into effect.
Miller Thomson LLP
The mandate and scope of the Advisory Panel was to "consult on governance structures that would better enable trustees to focus on broader policy issues in balance with responsiveness to local concerns."
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On November 25, 2015, Ottawa-area MPP Lisa MacLeod introduced Bill 149, Rowan's Law Advisory Committee Act, 2015 ("Rowan's Law") in the Ontario Legislature.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In March 2015, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released a 35-page Action Plan called, "It's Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment."
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In 2013, Nova Scotia became the first jurisdiction in Canada to implement legislation aimed at protecting victims of online harassment or ‘cyber-bullying'.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The federal Liberals have agreed to remove the section in the Criminal Code that permits teachers and parents to use reasonable force to correct the behaviour of children in their care.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The next phase of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the "AODA") compliance came into effect on January 1, 2016.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In preparation, the Ontario government has been working with municipalities to identify provincial resources to support the settlement of the newcomers.
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On November 5, 2015, David Orazietti, Ontario's Minister of Government and Consumer Services, announced an independent review of the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and the Tarion Warranty Corporation.
Miller Thomson LLP
As registered charities, school boards and school foundations are able to issue tax receipts for donations received, but in doing so must strictly adhere to Canada Revenue Agency requirements...
Miller Thomson LLP
Trademarks and logos are valuable assets which identify the source of products or services, convey the brand identity of the owner and distinguish it from others.
Gowling WLG
This new guidance is likely to be of particular use to any consumer-facing ecommerce businesses that may still be getting to grips with the requirements of the CRA.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Finance Minister William Morneau tabled his first budget on March 22, 2016 (Budget).
Gowling WLG
It's common knowledge that labelling and advertising of foods must be "truthful and not misleading," but what does this really mean, and what do companies have to do to comply?
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Ontario's Ministry of Finance announced the legislative review in October 2014 and the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance issued the Report in November 2015.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In the recently released decision of Finkel v. Coast Capital Savings Credit Union,1 the British Columbia Supreme Court certified an action seeking damages from Coast Capital in relation to undisclosed foreign currency charges.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Experience has taught us that many consumer complaints do not signal a material issue.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In Hafichuk-Walkin v. BCE, the Manitoba Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's decision to unconditionally stay a class action commenced in Manitoba by Merchant Law Group in 2004.
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