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Publication date:
2019-10-04

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  • Health Canada Provides Guidance on Regulation of Software as a Medical Device (SaMD)

    On December 18, 2019, Health Canada published a new Guidance Document Software as a Medical Device (SaMD): Definition and Classification (Guidance Document). The Guidance Document explains what products would be regulated as SaMD under the Food and Drugs Act (Act) and the Medical Devices Regulations (Regulations) as well as information on classification of SaMD. What...

  • The Scope of “Will Say” Statements: In the Matter of BDO Canada LLP

    In BDO Canada LLP (Re), 2020 ONSEC 2, a panel (the Panel) of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) considered a motion brought by Staff alleging that BDO Canada LLP (BDO) failed to meet the standard imposed by the Ontario Securities Commission Rules of Procedure and Forms (Rules) in the preparation of its witness summaries. The motion...

  • Letter to the Editor: Swine inspections from the Canadian perspective

    Opinion Dear Editor, As a former CFIA ( Canadian Food Inspection Agency) inspector, I have been following this story regarding the change in inspections on the hog plants with great interest. Change is hard but it doesn’t mean the job is eliminated. For the hog program to have the plant do the inspections is a...

  • CAI Canada – Insurance Luncheon Seminar- January 29th

    CAI Canada is holding a luncheon seminar Condo Insurance in 2020 and Beyond- How Can We Be Protected next Thursday January 29th, 2020 at Parkview Manor 55 Barber Green Road, Toronto click here for more information.  

  • 2018-2019 Investment Canada Act Annual Report is Published

    Overview of the administration of the Investment Canada Act While there are a number of federal and provincial statutes that are sector-specific and that limit foreign investment in Canada, the Investment Canada Act (“ICA”) is the only statute of general application in Canada that provides for the review and approval of foreign investments. For investments...

  • Motion to Disqualify Granted Under Rule 1.9

    A recent decision of the Delaware Superior Court featured an unusual ruling in Delaware: A motion to disqualify counsel was granted based on a conflict of interest under Rule of Professional Conduct 1.9, relating to prior representation of a client. Why the Decision is Notable: Although the facts in the 21-page decision styled Sun Life...

  • Canadian Court Says Indigenous Events In School Did Not Infringe Religious Freedom of Christian Students

    In Canada, in Servatius v. Board of Education School District No. 70, (BC Sup. Ct., Jan. 8, 2020), a British Columbia trial court judge rejected claims of infringement of religious freedom asserted by the mother of two school children. The court summarized the dispute: As part of an effort to acquaint students with Indigenous culture and to...

  • Developments in Canada’s AML regime – Brief highlights of 2019 and what 2020 holds

    Happy New Year to all our readers! The past year saw a marked shift in regulatory expectations for the anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-terrorist financing (ATF) regime in Canada. In this blog post, we provide a quick recap of the key regulatory developments in the Canadian AML/ATF regime over the past year. We also look...

  • E. coli outbreaks may be over, but without a source or root cause for the romaine problem

    It’s a rare day when two multistate and one single state outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 are declared over. It’s likely even a first-time event, just another in the odyssey that’s played out since late 2017 when romaine lettuce began spreading the dangerous adulterant that originates in bovine intestines. The Food and Drug Administration, Centers...

  • BIS Amends Regulations Governing Export and Reexport of Geospatial Imaging Software

    On January 6, 2020, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make software specially designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery subject to the EAR and to impose a requirement of a license for the export and reexport of such software. The...

Featured documents

  • Amid mad cow concerns, court considers Canada cattle imports

    David Kravets of the Associated Press reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture insists it’s safe to resume the imports of Candian cattle, despite a ruling by a Montana federal judge who sided with U.S. ranchers warning about dire economic and health consequences from a mad cow outbreak in...

  • Truck drivers’ sleep deprivation is a worldwide safety problem

    Dozing drivers are worldwide safety problem in trucking....

  • Health Canada Reminds Canadians about the Risks of Drinking Raw Milk

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians not to drink raw, unpasteurized milk because it could contain bacteria that can make you seriously ill. Several different kinds of bacteria that could be found in raw milk, such as Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria, have been linked to food-borne illness. These...

  • New foodborne outbreak in U.S.

    Canada.com reports that a salmonella outbreak potentially linked to produce has sickened at least 172 people in 18 states, health officials said Monday. Health officials think the bacteria may have spread through some form of produce; the list of suspects includes lettuce and tomatoes. But the...

  • Candian integrative medicine proposed to break medical ‘monpoly’

    A conference at the University of Victoria sponsored by the Association of Complementary and Integrative Physicians proposes to explore broader use of integrative medicine in Canada. Commenting on slow acceptance of integrative medicine in Canada, Monopoly medicine prevents real healthcare argues...

  • Profit is a legitimate goal for lawyers

    It seems that the argument about the distinction between law as a business and law as a profession hasn’t yet died.  David Bilinsky shares a comment about a new book by David Slayton, entitled Lawyers Gone Bad: Money, Sex and Madness in Canada’s Legal Profession. David discusses the author’s...

  • US Citizen Passport Cards

    As of February 1, 2008, U.S. citizens may begin to apply for the New Passport Card. The passport card will facilitate travel between the U.S. and land border as well as sea ports-of-entry countries such as Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. The new passport card will carry the same rights...

  • Illinois Brick Bats Car Lessees’ Claims, Per First Circuit

    The First Circuit today turned back another antitrust case arising from car manufacturers’ efforts to suppress — so the plaintiffs alleged — importing cheap vehicles from Canada into the United States. A previous decision in the same multi-district litigation held that the unlikelihood of...

  • Maybe Canada’s Maple Leaf Execs Should Visit This Plant In South Dakota!

    Among our friends is one who is high enough up in the agricultural hierarchy of the United States that his appointment required U.S, Senate confirmation.  He has nothing directly to do with food safety, but is experienced and knowledgeable in the Ag industry.   We were chatting about the various...

  • Kelowna Listeria Victim Not Related To Maple Leaf Strain

    The Okanagan region of southeast British Columbia is a long way from the Maple Leaf Foods ready-to-eat meat processing plant outside Toronto. Nevertheless, an elderly Okanagan woman’s death in September was blamed on the national outbreak of listeria that was blamed on Maple Leaf. It was one of at...