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Navigating The Shifting Trade Landscape - Key Take-Aways From McCarthy Tétrault's 9th Annual Retail And Consumer Markets Summit (Series Part One)
The past year has seen significant developments on the international trade front, particularly in relation to the new and evolving trade and investment agreements that are reshaping the trading landscape.
Canada
9 Apr 2019
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Celebrating Canada's Agriculture Day
February 12 is Canada's Agriculture Day and industry group Agriculture More Than Ever hosted its third annual national event this year in Ottawa to celebrate.
Canada
19 Feb 2019
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New Financial Services Consumer Protection
These proposed amendments represent a major change in federal financial services consumer protection regulation.
Canada
23 Nov 2018
4
Influencer Marketing: Understanding Disclosure Best Practices
From the Instagram model advertising gifted products to the geek blogger paid to review video games, influencer advertising is now everywhere.
Canada
14 Nov 2018
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Open Banking Update: Recent UK, US And Canadian Developments - Open Banking Standards 3.0, The Treasury Report And The TREB Decision
Open banking", the emerging financial services model seeking to enable secure third-party access to payment accounts and payment information, is an area that continues to quickly develop globally.
Canada
27 Sep 2018
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Health Canada And CPSC Release New Draft Guidance Document For Consumer Product Industry
On March 23, 2018, Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission jointly released a new draft guidance document titled Guidance on the Application of Human Factors to Consumer Products.
Canada
6 Apr 2018
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Ontario Ban On The Expiry Of Rewards Points Now In Effect
On January 1, 2018, new consumer protection regulations came into effect in Ontario that generally prohibit the expiry of royalty or rewards points due to the passage of time alone (the "expiry ban").
Canada
16 Jan 2018
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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 changes to the Fair Trading Act (the "Act")
Canada
11 Dec 2017
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Major Amendments To The Québec Consumer Protection Act
Major amendments to the Québec Consumer Protection Act ("CPA") were adopted on November 15, 2017 by the Québec Legislature.
Canada
29 Nov 2017
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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sets Out Principles For Consumer-Authorized Data Sharing And Aggregation
On October 18th, 2017 the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") outlined the principles to be followed ("Principles") ...
United States
8 Nov 2017
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The Perennial (Unrealized) Promise Of Class Arbitration
Class arbitrations are commonly hailed as the "next big thing" in the realm of private dispute resolution.
Worldwide
17 Jul 2017
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Douez V. Facebook, Inc.: Supreme Court Of Canada Decision Creates New Uncertainty About Enforceability Of Forum Selection Clauses In Consumer Contracts
In a recent decision that could affect consumer class actions in Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Douez v. Facebook, Inc.
Canada
7 Jul 2017
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Key Takeaways – 7th Annual Consumer Products And Retail Summit
McCarthy Tetrault's 7th Annual Consumer Products and Retail Summit was held on February 23, 2017.
Worldwide
3 Apr 2017
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Three Quebec Court Of Appeal Justices Reiterate That A Low Threshold Is To Be Applied At The Authorization Stage; One Calls For The Legislature To Rethink The Entire Authorization Process
The case involves a homeopathic product called "Oscillococcinum" (and a version for children called "Oscillo") marketed as reducing cold symptoms.
Canada
25 Nov 2016
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Proposed Consumer Protection Framework For Banks
Under Bill C-29, virtually all of the "consumer provisions" scattered through the Bank Act itself will be consolidated in new Part XII.2 – "Dealings with Customers and Public"...
Canada
15 Nov 2016
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Superior Court Of Quebec Warns Petitioners To Think Twice About Filing Copycat Class Actions
In Raleigh c. Maibec inc., 2016 QCCS 2533, Justice Soldevila refused to authorize a "copycat" class action on behalf of consumers who had purchased wood siding and shingles manufactured by Maibec inc., a Quebec company.
Canada
28 Jun 2016
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Takeaways – McCarty Tétrault's 6th Annual Consumer Products And Retail Summit
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:
Canada
8 Mar 2016
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Government Of Ontario Proposes Changes To Consumer Protection Legislation, Payday Lending Legislation And Collections
In December 2015, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 156, Alternative Financial Services Statute Law Amendment Act (the "Bill")...
Canada
19 Jan 2016
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The Court Of Appeal Of Québec Declares Valid A Perpetual Renewal Clause
In Uniprix Inc. v. Gestion Gosselin et Bérubé Inc., 2015 QCCA 1427, the Court of Appeal of Québec dismissed the appeal by Uniprix Inc. ("Uniprix") of a judgment of the Superior Court of Québec rendered in December 2013 where a renewal clause in a contract of affiliation which did not limit the number of times the agreement could be renewed was found valid and enforceable.
Canada
6 Oct 2015
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Government Of Ontario Proposes Additional Regulation Of Alternative Financial Services And Debt Collection
On June 15, 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services published a consultation paper entitled "Strengthening Consumer Financial Protection" (the "Paper").
Canada
15 Jul 2015
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