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Electronic Credit Contracts And Signatures Under Quebec Consumer Law
Can a consumer enter into a valid credit contract online under Quebec consumer law? Spoiler: The answer is yes.
Canada
5 Aug 2019
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Turning Point Brands Invests In Canadian Distribution Firm Recreation Marketing
On July 24, 2019, Turning Point Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TPB) invested an initial US$1 million, raising to an aggregate total of $3 million upon reaching certain targets
Canada
2 Aug 2019
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Québec Moves To Tax Digital Goods And The Virtual Marketplace
Changes to the rules related to the Québec Sales Tax (QST) may mean that your company is now required to collect the QST on sales ...
Canada
21 Mar 2019
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FCA Warns Lenders And Brokers That Change Is Needed In The Motor Finance Market
In its 2017/18 business plan, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) made a commitment to review the motor finance market, largely due to it being the third largest lending sector in the UK worth £64bn.
UK
15 Mar 2019
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New Advertising Rules In Québec: Where Do We Stand?
On August 1, numerous provisions of An Act mainly to modernize rules relating to consumer credit and to regulate debt settlement service contracts, high-cost credit contracts and loyalty programs...
Canada
29 Oct 2018
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Changes To Loyalty Programs And Rewards Points In Ontario And Québec
On January 1, 2018, Ontario's Protecting Rewards Points Act (the "Act") came into force along with its Regulations (the "Regulations").
Canada
2 May 2018
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Knocking Gets Knocked: New Restrictions On Door-To-Door Sales In Ontario Coming March 1, 2018
The New Rules place restrictions on the entering into of direct agreements related to those products.
Canada
20 Feb 2018
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Update On Restricting Food And Beverage Marketing To Children
To address rising obesity rates in Canadian children, the Government of Canada intends to restrict children's exposure to food and beverage advertising. This will be accomplished through a combination of...
Canada
20 Sep 2017
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Update: The Competition And Markets Authority's Market Study Into The Care Homes Sector
The paper identifies the CMA's initial competition and consumer law concerns relating to the care homes sector and sets out potential recommendations to resolve the issues identified.
UK
4 Jul 2017
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With Or Without Brexit, Consumers Are Always King
Old sayings hold true, even in changing times. Take "customer is king". To grow, you can't afford not to treat all as kings, regardless of where they are in the world.
UK
2 Mar 2017
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Health Canada's Self-Care Framework Proposes Overhaul Of Natural Health Product Regulation
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.
Canada
24 Jan 2017
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Five Key Points Manufacturers Must Consider When Doing Business In Québec
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
Canada
21 Dec 2016
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Are Reward Points Expiry Dates Unenforceable In Ontario?
On Monday, Bill 47 passed in Ontario on third reading with substantial amendments to the bill that was originally proposed.
Canada
15 Dec 2016
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Guide To Doing Business In Canada: Advertising & Marketing
With a well-educated population, a vibrant media industry, and relatively clear regulations related to advertising and promotions, Canadians produce some of the best advertising creative in the world.
Canada
14 Nov 2016
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Bloggers & Influencers Take Note! New Guidelines Published For Online Reviews And Endorsements
As brands increasingly turn to bloggers, vloggers and influencers to market their products, the line between unbiased third-party opinions and paid-for endorsements continues to fade.
Canada
27 Sep 2016
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The UK Grocery Supply Code Of Practice - A Role Model For The EU?
Pesticides in fruit, traces of antibiotics in milkpowder, splinters of glass in meat - few things are as likely to raise consumers' attention to such an extent as threats to their health...
UK
20 Jul 2016
17
Ecommerce Update: CMA Issues New Guidance On Unfair Terms In Consumer Contracts
This new guidance is likely to be of particular use to any consumer-facing ecommerce businesses that may still be getting to grips with the requirements of the CRA.
Canada
21 Apr 2016
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First Aggregate Damages Award In Ontario Upheld On Appeal In Consumer Protection Class Action
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld what it noted to be the first award of aggregate damages under s. 24 of Ontario's Class Proceedings Act.
Canada
15 Jan 2016
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"Complete Code" Argument Continues To Be A Powerful Defence In Consumer Class Actions
If Parliament intends for a statutory cause of action to be the sole remedy for breaches of a given statute, the statutory regime is a "complete code."
Canada
30 Dec 2015
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Canada's Anti-Spam Law: Commercial Electronic Message (C.E.M.) Process Chart
Gowlings has prepared the attached CASL Commercial Electronic Message Chart as a reference tool to promote a general understanding of CASL’s provisions.
Canada
9 Apr 2014
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