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Publication date:
2019-10-04

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  • Danger of listeria triggers corned beef and pastrami recall in Canada

    Canada’s Nossack Fine Meats Ltd. is recalling Butcher’s Pride Corned Beef and Pastrami from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The CFIA says consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and foodservice establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes should not sell...

  • Advance polling begins: what employers need to know before election day

    Advance polling for Canada’s federal election commences today, ahead of election day on Monday, October 21, 2019 (7:00 am to 7:00 pm in BC). Employers should keep in mind their obligations under the Canada Elections Act, specifically: Time off to vote Every employee who is an elector is entitled, during voting hours on polling day,...

  • Emerging Trends in Information Technology (IT) Mergers and Acquisitions

    Canada’s burgeoning information technology (IT) sector is a standout in the Canadian mergers and acquisitions landscape. A recent report by Duff & Phelps illustrates that in the first half of 2019, IT was the third most active deal-making sector in Canada with over 104 closed transactions. Against this backdrop, three trends emerge: ‘Buying into’ privacy...

  • CBC Sues the Conservative Party of Canada for Copyright Infringement Citing Campaign Video, Posting Debate Excerpts on Twitter

    The CBC has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the Conservative Party over the use of clips on its Not As Advertised website and the use of debate clips on its Twitter feed. The lawsuit, filed yesterday in federal court, claims that a campaign video titled “Look at What We’ve Done” contained multiple excerpts from...

  • U.S. Immigration and the Growing Marijuana Industry

    Although not legal on the federal level, the marijuana industry is a fast-growing economic sector in the U.S. Thirty-three states have legalized medical marijuana and 10 of those have legalized recreational use. Based on online job search websites, there are about 200,000 to 300,000 marijuana-related jobs available (many on the lower-paid agricultural-side). As the industry...

  • More food recalled because of Listeria problem with Tip Top Poultry

    Another recall in a series of actions taken by companies in the U.S. and Canada in relation to a Listeria outbreak is underway. A Washington company is pulling sandwiches it made with chicken from Tip Top Poultry. Jumbo Foods Inc. of Mukilteo, WA, is recalling Tuscan Sun (TS) brand chicken salad sandwiches, according to the...

  • Chicken recall No. 13 in Canada; U.S. still looking for outbreak cause

    Another recall involving diced chicken is underway amidst an international listeriosis outbreak. This time it’s chicken salad packaged for Canada’s Longo’s grocery chain. The country already has seen 12 recall notices for diced chicken products posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The recalls are related to an outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes that...

  • Border Woes: Transporting CBD into Canada is Not OK

    In a recent tweet, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminded us that transporting CBD oil into Canada remains illegal. While in most places south of the 49th parallel what CBSA has to say is of little consequence, it certainly matters here in Washington State, where you’re never too far away from the Canadian border....

  • Fire Safety Workshop for Condo Managers and Board Members- Oct. 23, 2019

    The time has come for Condo Managers and Directors to experience real live demonstrations on fire safety at the upcoming CAI Canada workshop.  A very innovative way to learn about fire code compliance through reality based training.  Only two hours and you will get your certificate of training.  Jason Reid of National Life Safety Group...

  • New guidance on material climate change disclosure for reporting issuers

    On August 1, 2019, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released CSA Staff Notice 51-358 in efforts to clarify the scope of disclosure for reporting issuers, specifically for smaller issuers. Securities law in Canada requires reporting issuers to disclose material risks affecting their business and, where applicable, the financial impacts of such risks. While this notice...

Featured documents

  • Marler Clark Files Salmonella Lawsuit Against Paramount Farms on Behalf of Clients Sickened after Eating Contaminated Almonds

    Marler Clark, the Seattle foodborne illness law firm, and Martinez & Potter, a respected Los Angeles law firm, have filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven people who became ill with salmonella infections after eating Paramount Farms raw almonds. Paramount Farms recalled roughly eighteen million...

  • UNPASTEURIZED FRUIT JUICE AND CIDER

    Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are advising parents and caregivers that children should not be served unpasteurized apple juice or other unpasteurized products, such as unpasteurized cider, fruit juices and raw milk. Unpasteurized products have the potential to be...

  • Albertson’s supplier issues warning over carrots

    Albertson’s Inc. has announced that one of its suppliers had issued a precautionary warning over one-pound bags of peeled baby carrots after a bag in Canada tested positive for salmonella. Although none of the potentially affected bags remain in its stores, the grocery chain said it was urging...

  • ‘Organic’ doesn’t mean safer or more nutritious

    Dennis Avery and Alex Avery of the Indianapolis Star report that it’s a bad moment for believers in the mystical wonders of organic and natural foods. Deadly E. coli bacteria, lurking in spinach from one of the biggest organic farms in America, just killed one woman and hospitalized at least 29...

  • On the air with Leo LaPorte : Vancouver today

    Headed up to Vancouver, BC this morning to record a TV session for the TV show “The Lab with Leo Laporte” (formerly called “Call For Help”). The show airs on G4TechTV Canada, which reaches 800,000 homes across Canada, is also seen in Australia, and around the world on Google Video. We’ll be...

  • Podcasting legal guide for Canada

    Rob Hyndman, via Michael Geist, picked up on a podcasting legal guide for Canada (pdf). Andy-Kaplan Myrth and Kathleen Simmons released it through Creative Commons Canada. Technorati Tags: blog...

  • Monica Bay Launches Legal Tech Podcast

    Monica Bay, longtime editor-in-chief of the magazine Law Technology News, launched her own podcast this week, Law Technology Now. (It also has its own site at LawTechnologyNow.com.) Each month, Bay will interview a key expert from the legal technology community about top issues confronting the...

  • Not Its Beer of Choice: Canada’s Competition Commissioner Cannot Stop the Tap on Beer Merger and Must Swallow Own Production Subpoenas

    Over the last several months, Canada’s head federal antitrust enforcer, the Commissioner of Competition, has lost three rounds of disputes with Labatt Brewing Company Limited.  Labatt is the second largest brewery in Canada.  The first two losses relate to the Commissioner’s attempt to temporarily...

  • Developing A Strategy For Crisis Management

    An upcoming panel discussion at the Nutritional Law Symposium in Utah and a call from a reporter about the Maple Leaf Foods issue in Canada have me thinking a lot about crisis management. How a business responds at the outset of an alleged food-borne outbreak determines its fate in many ways.  ...

  • More than half of Toronto’s homeless population have experienced severe trauma

    A new study states that prior to becoming homeless, more than one out of every three of Toronto, Canada's homeless had suffered from a traumatic brain injury, which furthers past theories that mental health is linked to homelessness....