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The CSA Extend Elements of Mutual Fund Regulation to Closed-End Funds

July 9, 2014

  On June 19, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published the final instalment of the amendments (Amendments) to National Instrument 81-102 (NI 81-102) and the Companion Policy 81-102 CP (CP) (and consequential amendments to other instruments) bringing to an end stage one of Phase 2 of the CSA’s Modernization of Investment Fund Product Regulation Project (Modernization Project). The key…

CRTC Updates FAQS on Registered Charities Under CASL

July 7, 2014

On July 1, 2014, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force. For many organizations in the charitable and not-for-profit sector (collectively, NFPs), the road to compliance was and continues to be a challenge. In particular, questions surrounding the scope and applicability of the registered charities exemption have resulted in confusion and uncertainty for many NFPs. Last Friday, the Canadian Radio-television…

CRTC Updates FAQS on Registered Charities Under CASL

July 7, 2014

On July 1, 2014, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force. For many organizations in the charitable and not-for-profit sector (collectively, NFPs), the road to compliance was and continues to be a challenge. In particular, questions surrounding the scope and applicability of the registered charities exemption have resulted in confusion and uncertainty for many NFPs. Last Friday, the Canadian Radio-television…

Canada’s New Email Era: CASL and the Not-for-Profit Sector

June 30, 2014

In just a few short hours, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will come into force and significantly change the e-communication landscape for organizations operating in the Canadian marketplace. For many organizations in the charitable and not-for-profit sector (collectively, NFPs), the road to compliance may seem like a daunting task. As we gear up for the coming-into-force date, here are some last-minute…

The New Email Era: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations

June 25, 2014

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will come into force on July 1, 2014. Considered one of the most stringent anti-spam regimes in the world, CASL will have a significant and immediate impact on the electronic communication practices of all organizations operating in Canada. Members of the not-for-profit (NFP) sector had hoped that, after making submissions to the government about the significant…

A Refreshing Decision: Quebec Court Refuses to Authorize vitaminwater® Class Action

June 20, 2014

  On June 11, 2014, the Quebec Superior Court rendered an important class action decision in the matter of Wilkinson c. Coca-Cola Ltd., dismissing a motion for authorization to institute a class action against Coca-Cola Ltd. and Energy Brands Inc., who were accused of making false representations regarding the contents and benefits of vitaminwater® beverages.     FACTUAL CONTEXT   The…

As Coming into Force Looms, CRTC Publishes Anti-Spam Corporate Compliance Guidance

June 20, 2014

With less than two weeks to go before the coming into force date for the main provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published a number of infographics and a Compliance and Enforcement Information Bulletin CRTC 2014-326: Guidelines to help businesses develop corporate compliance programs (Compliance Bulletin).     BRIEF BACKGROUND   Designed as one of…

A Refreshing Decision: Quebec Court Refuses to Authorize vitaminwater® Class Action

June 20, 2014

  On June 11, 2014, the Quebec Superior Court rendered an important class action decision in the matter ofWilkinson c. Coca-Cola Ltd., dismissing a motion for authorization to institute a class action against Coca-Cola Ltd. and Energy Brands Inc., who were accused of making false representations regarding the contents and benefits of vitaminwater® beverages.     FACTUAL CONTEXT   The…

Dazed and Confused: Alberta Arbitration Board Disagrees on How to Apply Top Court Ruling on Alcohol and Drug Testing

June 12, 2014

The Alberta Arbitration Board’s (Board) decision on random alcohol and drug testing in Unifor, Local 707A v. Suncor Energy Inc., Oil Sands has attracted significant media attention and commentary, following in the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on random alcohol testing last year. A majority of the Board held that Suncor Energy’s proposed implementation of random alcohol and drug…

Government of Québec 2014-15 Budget – Plan Nord Is Relaunched

June 12, 2014

On June 4, 2014, the newly elected Quebec Liberal government (Government) presented its 2014-15 budget (Budget) in which it followed through on its campaign promise and breathed new life into the Plan Nord.   When it was introduced in 2011, Plan Nord was a long-term program for the economic and social development of Quebec’s territory situated north of the 49th…

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