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  • The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 199: Boris Bytensky on the Criminal Code Reforms in the Online Harms Act

    The Online Harms Act – otherwise known as Bill C-63 – is really at least three bills in one. The Law Bytes podcast tackled the Internet platform portion of the bill last month in an episode with Vivek Krishnamurthy and then last week Professor Richard Moon joined to talk about the return of Section 13 of...

  • Salmon recalled in Canada over potential dangerous bacteria contamination

    Aqua Blue Seafood Ltd. is recalling Mowi brand Norwegian Atlantic Salmon – Cold Smoked because of the potential presence of dangerous bacteria. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the affected product is being recalled from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. The recalled products have been distributed in...

  • Drug price negotiations: pCPA Temporary Access Process launched

    The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) has launched its Temporary Access Process (pTAP) to facilitate early market access to new drugs that were assessed under the time-limited reimbursement recommendation (TLR) pathway at the Canada Drug and Health Technology Agency (CADTH). The pCPA has published principles and conditions for the pTAP as well as information on its...

  • AI Spending is Not an AI Strategy: Why the Government’s Artificial Intelligence Plan Avoids the Hard Governance Questions

    The government announced plans over the weekend to spend billions of dollars to support artificial intelligence. Billed as “securing Canada’s AI Advantage”, the plan includes promises to spend $2 billion on an AI Compute Access Fund and a Canadian AI Sovereign Compute Strategy that is focused on developing domestic computing infrastructure. In addition, there is...

  • Canada Threatens to Challenge SRG Proposed Redomiciling Plan Removing the Need for Investment Canada Review

    On March 4, 2024, while attending the 2024 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s annual convention, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry[1], François-Philippe Champagne, received a question about Québec-based SRG Mining Inc.’s (“SRG”) proposed plan to redomicile to the United Arab Emirates after agreeing to sell 19.4 percent of the company to China-based Carbon...

  • Alumna dedicates over 15 years to social justice causes

    The Hon. Michelle Tong, ‘01, was born in Toronto, Canada to immigrant parents from Hong Kong. She was raised in Sacramento and resides in San Francisco. She received her bachelor’s degree in Politics with a minor in East Asian Studies from UC Santa Cruz in 1996 and studied abroad in Tianjin, China during her time...

  • Pepperoni sticks recalled in Canada over metal in product

    Freybe Gourmet Foods Limited is recalling ​​Freybe brand Pepperoni Smoked Sausage Sticks Original because of pieces of metal in the product. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the recalled products were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Canadian provinces. Recalled products: Brand Product Size Code on Product UPC Freybe Pepperoni Smoked Sausage...

  • COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (March 25 – March 29)

    Good Friday. Following are our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of March 25, 2024. Continue Reading Palmer v. Teva Canada Limited was a proposed class action against several pharmaceutical companies for negligently manufacturing contaminated valsartan, a medication for high blood pressure. The plaintiffs sought damages...

  • Beef Biltong recalled in Canada after testing finds Salmonella

    Eat-Sum-More Inc. is recalling Beef Biltong from the marketplace because of possible Salmonella contamination. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), this recall was triggered by test results. The recalled products were distributed in Ontario and Online in Canada. Recalled products: Brand Product Size UPC Codes Eat Sum More Beef Biltong – Original Variable...

  • The National Security Review of Investments Modernization Act Receives Royal Assent

    On March 22, 2024, Bill C-34 received royal assent, becoming the National Security Review of Investments Modernization Act. First introduced in the House of Commons by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (the “Minister”) on December 7, 2022, the National Security Review of Investments Modernization Act represents the most significant amendment to the Investment...

Featured documents

  • Hamburger Disease (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome)

    From Mary Kugler, About.com Mainly from contaminated food In March 2003 a lawsuit was filed against the Kettleman City, California, In-N-Out Burger. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a girl who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) after eating at the restaurant and is now at risk for...

  • A Big Thank You to Canada

    Whoot! Whoot!...

  • PARAMOUNT FARMS SALMONELLA OUTBREAK

    Oregon State Public Health Laboratory identified a cluster of five patients infected with Salmonella Enteritidis. The five patients were from four Oregon counties and had onsets of illness ranging from February to April, 2004. Further investigation would lead to documentation of at least 29...

  • Classic Salads recalls products

    Salinas-area Classic Salads has voluntarily recalled up to 30,000 packages of baby spinach and spring mix products in the past week after lab tests showed they might be contaminated with salmonella. No illnesses related to consumption of the produce — grown in the Salinas Valley and sold almost...

  • Large law firm decision makers reading blogs

    A Chief Marketing Officer in a large law firm recently chided me that no one in her firm read blogs. Appears to be unfounded based on the experience of Attorney Bruce MacEwen, publisher of blog Adam Smith, Esq., named after the famous 17th Century Scottish philosopher and economist. Per a story...

  • Better Business Bureau Warns of Phishing Scam

    The Better Business Bureau warns businesses across the U.S. and Canada of a spoofing scam using the BBB name and a false BBB email address to entice recipients to access potentially damaging hyperlinks.  The most recent e-mail has a false return address of consumer-complaintsbbb.org and a phishing...

  • iFSN tries different approach to teach about food safety

    Today’s Mercury, the Manhattan, Kansas, newspaper, contained a feature article on the International Food Safety Network’s approach to teaching and informing audiences about food safety.  The article’s author, Luke Thompson, writes about the evolution of the Food Safety Network and the new approach...

  • Hello, Canada!

    We did that silly little post on Tuesday about the Canadian medical monitoring decision, and we fully expected it to wither on the vine. (The big news Tuesday was the proposed new CBE regulation, about which we’ll have more to say momentarily.) But a funny thing happened on the way to the CBE reg:...

  • Tomatoes, Jalapeños and Cilantro on Suspect List for Salmonella Saintpaul

    The CDC reports this evening that “fresh tomatoes, fresh hot chili peppers such as jalapeños, and fresh cilantro are the lead hypotheses. However, at this point in the investigation, we can neither directly implicate one of these ingredients as the single source, nor discard any as a possible...

  • Florida Nabs Bad NY FISH INC Smoked Salmon

    Canada has pretty well dominated the listeria news of late, but that changed today when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) distributed a company press release for NY FISH INC. The Brooklyn-based company is recalling its IMPERIAL-EUROPEAN STYLE SMOKED SALMON, vacuum packed, in 3 oz., 8 oz.,...

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