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Aird & Berlis LLP
On January 31, 2017, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued a Notice of Proposal setting out changes to the Codes of Conduct for Electricity Retailers and Gas Marketers that would allow verification...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
​A study from the U.S. based National School Safety and Security Services found that there had been 812 occurrences in the United States in the first half of 2014, a 153% increase since the previous year.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Post-truth: Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Ontario College of Teachers' process for punishing teachers involved in sexual offences may soon become stricter – and more public.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In a decision released on November 10, 2016, the British Columbia Teachers' Federation ("BCTF") won a landmark ruling on negotiating class size and composition against the B.C. Government in the Supreme Court of Canada
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Ontario Ministry of Education reached tentative two-year contract extension deals with Ontario Catholic and French teachers and school support staff, which would ensure a measure of labour peace through the next provincial election
Miller Thomson LLP
In a recent decision in E.T. v. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, the Superior Court of Justice upheld the decision of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board...
Samis + Company
Can an occupier, who is also a "supplier" under the Consumer Protection Act, defeat an Occupiers Liability Act claim by relying on a liability waiver that might violate the CPA?
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Students throughout Canada commonly sue post-secondary educational institutions with respect to academic matters.
McLennan Ross LLP
In a number of cases in Ontario, B.C. and Manitoba, problematic trustee behaviour was on the frontline in 2015-16
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On December 6, 2016, Bill 47 – Protecting Rewards Points Act (the "Act"), amending Ontario's Consumer Protection Act, 2002 (the "CPA"), received Royal Assent.
Aird & Berlis LLP
On November 3, 2016, the Ontario government introduced Bill 59, which is titled the Putting Consumers First Act (Consumer Protection Statute Law Amendment Act), 2016.
Aird & Berlis LLP
In late October 2016, the federal government introduced Bill C-29, Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2, which addresses a wide variety of topics...
Gowling WLG
The province of Québec is an important market for consumer goods, products and services of all kinds, which makes it a premier destination for manufacturers
Goldman Hine LLP
The Ontario CPA specifies the financial disclosure obligations imposed on lenders in order to provide consumers with clear, transparent information about the details...
Miller Thomson LLP
On December 8, 2016, legislation to ban the expiration of reward points received Royal Assent in Ontario. While not yet proclaimed into force, Bill 47b– Protecting Reward Points Act (the "Act")...
McCague Borlack LLP
With the legalization of marijuana appearing to be more like an inevitability than a possibility, the options for consuming marijuana continue to expand.
Gowling WLG
On Monday, Bill 47 passed in Ontario on third reading with substantial amendments to the bill that was originally proposed.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On October 20, 2016, an Ontario member of provincial parliament introduced Bill 47, Protecting Rewards Points Act (Consumer Protection Amendment), 2016 (Bill).
Bennett Jones LLP
Class Action Case Update: Justice Perell's recent decision in Wise v Abbott Laboratories, Limited, 2016 ONSC 7275 addressed a number of key areas of interest for the class action bar.
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Torys LLP
The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation has released its much-anticipated report to help guide the federal government on the best approach to regulating legal access to cannabis.
Gowling WLG
Health Canada is proposing a complete overhaul of the regulatory framework for "self-care products," a category which encompasses natural health products, non-prescription/"OTCs" and cosmetic products.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced January 11 that Amazon.com.ca, Inc. (Amazon) has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty for contravening the misleading advertising provisions under the Canadian Competition Act...
Miller Thomson LLP
In a recent decision in E.T. v. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, the Superior Court of Justice upheld the decision of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (the "Board") denying a request to accommodate two students pursuant to its Equity Policy.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The regulation of federally regulated financial institutions (FRFIs) continued intensifying in 2016 with a new wave of legislative and regulatory initiatives impacting mortgage lending...
LexSage
If approved, the proposed Regulations compliment the Safe Foods For Canadians Act, which was passed by Parliament in 2012.
McLennan Ross LLP
Arbitration panels dismissed each grievance for lack of jurisdiction under teacher-related statutory and negotiated framework structures which governed teacher collective bargaining as well as teacher collective agreements.
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Students throughout Canada commonly sue post-secondary educational institutions with respect to academic matters.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In a decision released on November 10, 2016, the British Columbia Teachers' Federation ("BCTF") won a landmark ruling on negotiating class size and composition against the B.C. Government in the Supreme Court of Canada
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In Bancroft, a class action involving allegedly improper credit card merchant fees, Justice Perell, on a motion to approve counsel fees, approved the contingency fee sought by class counsel.
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