Mondaq Canada: Consumer Protection
Cassels Brock
In Swern v Amazon Hardwood Centre Inc., the appeal of an Ontario Small Claims Court decision, the Divisional Court found that product retailers have a duty to disclose product information in the context of an ordinary contractual relationship between a retailer and a consumer.
Cassels Brock
Here's a look at what's new with the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and regulations to the Food and Drugs Act and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Cassels Brock
The Nova Scotia Supreme Court recently released its certification decision in Sweetland v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC, a pharmaceutical class action, in which the plaintiffs claimed negligence...
Theall Group LLP
A stout, upholstered chair may, at first blush, seem innocuous. It's easy to ignore the warnings often recited by parents and teachers to sit property when rocking back and forth on a chair's legs.
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."
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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On May 5, 2016, the Ontario government amended the rules that govern the sale of surplus properties by school boards.
Aird & Berlis LLP
On April 15, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services announced that Ontario Energy Group and its Director have been charged with over 100 offences under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA).
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On April 26, 2016, Canada's Competition Bureau filed an application with the Competition Tribunal alleging that Moose International Inc., carrying on business as Moose Knuckles, engaged in deceptive marketing practices...
Theall Group LLP
A stout, upholstered chair may, at first blush, seem innocuous. It's easy to ignore the warnings often recited by parents and teachers to sit property when rocking back and forth on a chair's legs.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Canada's Competition Bureau has taken action against Moose International, Inc., the makers of the Moose Knuckles brand of premium winter parkas, priced between $595 to over $1000.
Cassels Brock
On April 26, 2016, the Commissioner of Competition brought an application to the Competition Tribunal against Moose International Inc., a manufacturer of premium winter jackets under the Moose Knuckles brand.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On May 5, 2016, the Ontario government amended the rules that govern the sale of surplus properties by school boards.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On April 26, 2016, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) filed a Notice of Application (Application) against Moose International Inc. (Moose Knuckles), for alleged false or misleading "Made in Canada" claims...
Aird & Berlis LLP
There has been a lot of recent media attention on problems caused by door-to-door sales of energy services products in Ontario.
Theall Group LLP
Even for those who purchase and install products, compliance with statutory regulation is a must.
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