• LexBlog Canada

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Publication date:
2019-10-04

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  • States Issue New Travel and Quarantine Restrictions in Advance of Thanksgiving Holiday

    As Thanksgiving and what is traditionally the busiest holiday travel period approaches, COVID-19 numbers are rising, and state governments are doubling down on travel and quarantine restrictions. The State of NH revised its travel guidance on November 12, 2020 changing the quarantine period for those NH residents who travel internationally (including to/from Canada); on a...

  • Salmonella test spurs recall of shell eggs in Canada

    Following federal testing, Les Œufs Richard Eggs Inc. is recalling an unrevealed amount of shell eggs because of possible contamination with Salmonella. The company reports distributing the implicated eggs to retailers in Quebec, Canada, according to a recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The agency does not generally provide any details about...

  • Bill C-11: Canada proposes new data privacy legislation

    On November 17, 2020, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Navdeep Bains, tabled proposed legislation in Parliament that aims to overhaul Canada’s data privacy law. Bill C-11, entitled An Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and to make consequential and related amendments to...

  • North America: Are Your Employees Considering Year-End Travel? Here’s What Your Company and They Should Know (Video Chat)

    Special thanks to Matthew Gorman, Stephanie MacIntosh and Ginger Partee In part one of our global video series on employee mobility in the current environment, our attorneys discuss the challenges of employee travel into and out of the US and Canada during the upcoming holiday season. We cover immigration complications due to COVID, including travel...

  • Bill C-11: Canada proposes new data privacy legislation

    On November 17, 2020, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Navdeep Bains, tabled proposed legislation in Parliament that aims to overhaul Canada’s data privacy law. Bill C-11, entitled An Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and to make consequential and related amendments to...

  • Canada Introduces Legislation to Enact New Data Privacy Act

    The Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) is coming! The Canadian government has submitted a bill for the amendment of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the enactment of a new, modern privacy act. Key provisions include: Stronger enforcement: Broad order-making powers to the Commissioner, including recommending the issuance of fines. Administrative...

  • Privacy Pressure Points: A Closer Look at Ten Consumer Privacy Protection Act Concerns

    The Canadian government yesterday introduced the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (technically Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act), which represents a dramatic change in how Canada will enforce privacy law. I quickly posted a summary of the some of the key provisions yesterday, noting the need for careful study. That post focused on six issues:...

  • COVID tracing & AI: Physically distant, socially together

    As the second wave of COVID-19 spreads across Canada, the use of COVID-19 tracing apps is on the rise. For example, the Government of Canada released COVID Alert–an app using Bluetooth technology to help people report positive diagnoses, and control the spread of the virus. The success of the app depends on a high quantity...

  • Federal Court of Appeal Upholds First Trial Judgment under New PM(NOC) Regulations

    The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld the first trial judgment under the new Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. In Amgen Inc v Pfizer Canada ULC, 2020 FCA 188, the Court dismissed Amgen’s appeal from the Federal Court’s decision declaring certain claims in Amgen’s Canadian Patent No. 1,341,537 (537 Patent) invalid for obviousness. The...

  • Canada’s GDPR Moment: Why the Consumer Privacy Protection Act is Canada’s Biggest Privacy Overhaul in Decades

    Canada’s privacy sector privacy law was born in the late 1990s at a time when e-commerce was largely a curiosity and companies such as Facebook did not exist. For years, the privacy community has argued that Canada’s law was no longer fit for purpose and that a major overhaul was needed. The pace of reform...

Featured documents

  • Alliances

    A question to Coach Poll: How can one go about creating an alliance with a law firm in another country such that the second law firm will send client work to the first firm? We have been in alliances with other law firms in Canada for the last fifteen years. Recently my partners have discussed......

  • Canada and U.S. link databases to facilitate tracing of food outbreaks

    Helen Branswell of the Canadian Press reports that public health officials on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border will be able to trace outbreaks of nasty foodborne pathogens like E. coli with greater ease from now on, thanks to an international agreement that will be signed Friday. Electronic...

  • Salmonella linked with cheese products sold in Ontario

    A warning to not consume some cheese products is based on an ongoing investigation that showed a link between the two identified Upper Canada Cheese Company products and several confirmed cases of food-borne illness caused by salmonella bacteria. Dr. Sheela Basrur, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer...

  • Hepatitis A outbreak subsides, for now

    The Chronicle Herald August 16, 2006 Canada-A summer outbreak of hepatitis A in the Lower Sackville area seems to be in a lull. The Capital district health authority said in a statement Tuesday that no new cases of the virus have been reported since Aug. 8 and no new suspected cases have been...

  • Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association Programs

    This past week I had the pleasure of traveling to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to attend two educational programs sponsored by theAtlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association....

  • At least 38 E. coli cases in last few months tied to red meat – nearly 500,000 pounds of meat recalled

    Where is the USDA and Congressional investigation?  Why do we only investigate when pets are sickened? California Company recalls 75,000 pounds of beef – twelve sickened 75,000 pounds of ground beef has been recalled due to contamination with E. coli O157:H7. According to California Health...

  • Spinach recalled for Salmonella contamination

    A Salinas Valley spinach grower recalled bagged spinach products today after Salmonella was detected in some of the company’s products.  Metz Fresh of King City, California, released the following information about the recall, which was published in the Westfall Daily News: The recalled spinach was ...

  • North Of The Border: Reorganization Under Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

    With the enormous amount of business between the United States and Canada these days, it’s little wonder that from time to time U.S. companies find themselves affected by a Canadian insolvency proceeding. A better understanding of Canada’s approach to bankruptcy and insolvency law can be helpful...

  • “Canada is Next”

    Anyone interested in trends in cross-border mass-torts litigation and the nightmare this is becoming should read a recent article in Bloomberg Law Reports entitled “Brave New World: The Dawn of Hyper-Complex Litigation” In the article, appears the following: “The Canadian Double-Down” “At a January ...

  • Is PM Harper’s Government To Blame For Maple Leaf Outbreak That Has Killed 20?

    Is Canada’s conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper ultimately to blame for the listeria outbreak from the Maple Leaf Foods deli meats?   With 20 deaths already linked to the outbreak and another six under investigation,  the focus in Canada continues to be on blame. Last April 1st,...