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Take Two: Quebec Introduces Bill 134 To Modernize The Consumer Protection Act
On May 2, 2017, the Quebec government introduced new legislation intended to modernize the Quebec Consumer Protection Act (CPA), as well as provide for new consumer protection measures.
Canada
12 May 2017
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Government Of Canada Finalizes Food Labelling Changes
On December 14, 2016, the Government of Canada announced amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) by publishing the Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations...
Canada
3 Jan 2017
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2016 Federal Budget – Financial Services Highlights
Finance Minister William Morneau tabled his first budget on March 22, 2016 (Budget).
Canada
5 Apr 2016
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Ontario Minister Of Finance Accepts Recommendations To Amend Credit Union Legislation
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.
Canada
30 Mar 2016
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Food And Beverage Class Actions In Canada: What Are The Litigation Risks?
In an age when consumers are becoming more health conscious and reading the fine print on labels, it is important for businesses to be aware of the risks and potential legal pitfalls associated with marketing their products.
Canada
16 Feb 2016
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Year In Review: Legislation And Guidance For Financial Institutions In 2015
Financial institutions in Canada witnessed yet another year of significant growth in legislation and regulatory guidance impacting their operations...
Canada
20 Jan 2016
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Regulating "Alternative Financial Services" In Ontario
Subject to certain exemptions, the new part would apply to any consumer agreement under which a supplier cashes a government cheque for a consumer.
Canada
23 Dec 2015
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Stronger Protections For Financial Services Consumers In Ontario?
On June 15, 2015, Ontario's Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (Ministry) issued a consultation paper, "Strengthening Consumer Financial Protection".
Canada
26 Jun 2015
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Expanding The Meaning Of Debt Collector In Ontario?
On June 15, 2015, Ontario's Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (Ministry) issued a consultation paper, "Strengthening Consumer Financial Protection".
Canada
26 Jun 2015
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B.C. Court Of Appeal Affirms Refusal To Certify Business Practices And Consumer Protection Act Claims
The Marshall case is a recent example of the B.C. courts refusing to certify consumer protection class actions where they do not satisfy the statutory requirements for certification.
Canada
10 Jun 2015
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Regulation Of Money Remittances – Gaining Traction?
One of the proposals announced in the federal budget last week was the introduction of measures to help ensure Canadians have access to safe, reliable and lower-cost remittance services.
Canada
30 Apr 2015
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2015 Federal Budget - Financial Services Highlights
Finance Minister Joe Oliver tabled his first budget on April 21, 2015 (Budget).
Canada
27 Apr 2015
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Amendments To Code Of Conduct For Credit And Debit Card Industry
Amendments made to the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry in Canada (Code) released by the Department of Finance on April 13, 2015, will have interesting repercussions across the entire payment industry...
Canada
15 Apr 2015
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Get Ready For Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law (Whitepaper)
Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation is one of the strictest in the world.
Canada
28 Apr 2014
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Charities And Not-For-Profits: Are You Ready For The New Anti-Spam Legislation?
The Canadian government recently announced that most of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation will come into force on July 1, 2014.
Canada
19 Mar 2014
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AMP-ing Up On Consumer Protection: Ontario Proposes New Administrative Monetary Penalties
The Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services (Ministry) has proposed new administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) in connection with 16 of the statutes that it oversees.
Canada
4 Dec 2013
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Proposed Federal Prepaid Card Regulations
On October 24, 2012, the Minister of Finance and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada announced new federal regulations governing prepaid cards.
Canada
30 Oct 2012
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British Columbia Court Of Appeal Restricts Waiver Of Tort
The British Columbia Court of Appeal has restricted the application of the doctrine of "waiver of tort" in its recent decision in "Koubi v. Mazda Canada Inc."
Canada
26 Jul 2012
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SCC Clarifies Role Of Arbitration/Mediation Clauses In Class Actions
On March 18, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a five-to-four decision (Michelle Seidel v. TELUS Communications Inc., 2011 SCC 15), ruled that in certain circumstances consumers can pursue class action law suits even after signing a contract that contains a waiver of the right to do so.
Canada
15 Apr 2011
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Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the AODA) came into force in 2005 and charged the Ministry of Community and Social Services (the Ministry) with the goal of making Ontario completely accessible for persons with disabilities by January 2025.
Canada
11 Mar 2011
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