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Consultation Now Open On Draft Guidance On Software As Medical Device Regulation
Health Canada has published a draft guidance (Guidance) on the regulation of Software as a Medical Device (SaMD).
13 Feb 2019
Top Employment Law Developments In 2014 - What Employers Need To Know In 2015
The decisions outlined below gave rise to what we believe were the most noteworthy employment law developments of 2014.
2 Mar 2015
First Appeal Of Renewable Energy Approval Dismissed
On July 18, 2011, Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) issued its highly anticipated decision in Erickson v. Director, Ministry of the Environment, finding that the appellants who had challenged the issuance of a renewable energy approval (REA) for the Kent Breeze Wind Project (the Project) had failed to show that it will cause serious harm to human health.
21 Jul 2011
Monthly Environmental Update, Vol. 18, No. 6 - May/June 2011
In Blue Mountain Resorts v. Ontario, the Ontario Divisional Court ruled that an employer’s duty under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to report all fatal and critical injuries at a workplace extends beyond incidents involving workers to include incidents involving members of the public, because such incidents have the potential to cause similar harm to workers.
8 Jul 2011
Torys On Environmental, Health And Safety
On February 9, 2011, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) announced that it will offer feed-in tariff (FIT) contract holders an extension of up to one year on their milestone date for commercial operation (milestone COD).
2 Mar 2011
Torys on Environmental, Health and Safety - December 2010
On December 16, 2010, Ontario’s Expert Advisory Panel on Occupational Health and Safety released its report.
10 Jan 2011
Torys' Environmental, Health and Safety Bulletin - April to September 2010
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is now considering comments received on its proposed approach to permit offshore wind projects seeking a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) under Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act.
4 Oct 2010
Third Time Lucky? Canada Proposes New Product Safety Law
On June 9, 2010, the federal government reintroduced for the third time consumer protection legislation aimed at strengthening Canadian consumer product safety law.
24 Jun 2010
Natural Health Products: Proposed Canadian Regulations to Provide Certainty About Unprocessed Applications
In 2004, when the Canadian Natural Health Products Regulations (the Regulations) came into force, an estimated 40,000 unlicensed Natural Health Products (NHPs) were on the Canadian market.
15 Jun 2010
Environmental, Health & Safety - November, 2009
On November 4, 2009, BP Canada Energy Company pleaded guilty to one count of causing an odorous discharge that caused or was likely to cause an adverse effect. BP was fined $800,000 plus a victim surcharge.
22 Dec 2009
Proposed New Canadian Product Safety Law Aims To Raise Safety Standards
Bill C-6, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), aims to strengthen Canadian consumer product safety law by establishing a broad prohibition against manufacturing, importing, advertising or selling consumer products that pose an unreasonable danger to human health or safety.
8 Dec 2009
Environmental Health And Safety Bulletin - August, 2009
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has proposed amendments to O. Reg. 419/05 (Air Pollution – Local Air Quality).
9 Sep 2009
Cross-Border Environmental Litigation
Courts on both sides of the border have signaled that in some circumstances local environmental laws can be used against foreign companies
16 Jun 2008
Canada’s Natural Health Products Regime – An Update
Canada’s Natural Health Products (NHPs) regime was implemented with the promulgation of the Natural Health Products Regulations (Regulations) on January 1, 2004. NHPs are Canada’s equivalent to dietary supplements in the United States, and include vitamins, minerals and herbs.
11 Jun 2007
U.S. Supreme Court Rules That EPA Can Regulate Auto Emissions
The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must regulate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new motor vehicles or provide a reasonable explanation for its failure to do so.
10 Jun 2007
Canada’s Environmental Legal Framework Explained
Environmental law in Canada is a complex combination of federal, provincial and municipal regulation. For most matters, the provincial or territorial government will be the primary environmental regulator (with obvious exceptions, such as matters of national importance, and fisheries and oceans).
9 Nov 2005
Key Developments in Environmental Law in 2004
The year 2004 has proven to be another active year for environmental law in Canada, which continues to develop in response to international and domestic influences.
3 Aug 2005
New Requirements for Labelling and Importation of Cosmetics
Effective November 16, 2006, manufacturers of cosmetics that are sold in Canada must list the ingredients of their products on the product labels. This new Canadian requirement, which is similar to those in the United States and the countries of the European Union, is meant to improve public safety.
7 Jun 2005
How 2004’s Court Decisions Have Changed IP Law
In 2004, a number of developments, in the form of both legislative and judicial action, made an impact on Canadian law.
14 Apr 2005
Schmeiser v. Monsanto and Its Effects on Patent Prosecution
Schmeiser v. Monsanto is the Supreme Court of Canada’s most recent decision involving higher life forms. In this case, Monsanto alleged that Schmeiser, a farmer, had infringed its patent rights by reproducing canola seeds and plants that contained genes and cells covered by Monsanto’s patent claims, and by selling the harvested canola seeds.
14 Feb 2005
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