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Monday, 13 April 2009 06:11

Stiff new rules planned for importers

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Sweeping new product safety rules expected to be fast-tracked through the House of Commons will place significant burdens on importers, say lawyers working in the areas of product safety and international trade.
A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling highlights the dangers of non-compete covenants in employment agreements, leading some lawyers to say they should be completely disregarded.
Friday, 27 March 2009 08:20

New electronic waste rules for Ontario

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This week, the cost of disposing of electronic waste in Ontario will begin shifting from municipalities to corporations.
John Beechey, chairman of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, says he is committed to “clearing out and cutting through the red tape,” in the organization, smoothing out practices and creating efficiencies.
The former deputy director of the Ontario Securities Commission recently provided in-house counsel with a behind-the-scenes view of the way the regulatory body conducts investigations during a corporate counsel information session held in Toronto.
The Federal Court of Appeal has maintained the need for “certainty and stability” in tax treaties in R. v. Prévost Car, Inc. ruling.
Tuesday, 03 March 2009 11:47

3rd Annual In-House Counsel Forum Awards

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Social responsibility highlighted the business and in-house counsel awards held Feb. 26 in Toronto, as part of the 3rd annual In-House Counsel Forum.
Price maintenance laws in Canada and the United States will be brought more in line through changes to the Competition Act, according to lawyers who specialize in competition matters.
Tuesday, 17 February 2009 05:53

CBA asks for consultation on Competition Act changes

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Sweeping Competition Act changes tucked into the federal government’s budget implementation bill have hit a sour note with the Canadian Bar Association — some of the changes even before they were proposed.
Canadians are more litigious than our polite and accommodating reputations would lead people to believe, says the recently released 2008 Litigation Trends in Canada survey.
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