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HTMLAlberta’s Personal Information Protection Act: Supreme Court Grants Time Extension to Alberta Government to Make Amendments
Craig Brusnyk, Tamara L. Hunter, Matylda Makulska; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
On November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously held that Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) infringed on the right of freedom of expression in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by limiting the ability of labour unions to videotape and...

 

HTMLNew Minimum Wage Requirements and Significant Changes to Workplace Laws Coming to Ontario with Passing of Bill 18
Brittany Taylor; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
On November 6, 2014, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 (the “Act”), also known as Bill 18, passed third reading in the Ontario legislature. The Act includes a number of significant changes of concern for Ontario employers including:

 

HTMLThe Second Wave of CASL: Transmission Data and Computer Program Rules in Effect Soon
Chris Bennett, Bill Hearn, Tamara L. Hunter, David Spratley; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
CASL’s anti-spam rules have been in effect for just over four months, and many organizations have adjusted (or are adjusting) to them. While anti-spam compliance is a work in progress, it is important to remember that CASL addresses more than just spam. Specifically, CASL’s altering...

 

HTMLVanessa’s Law: What It Means for the Canadian Drug and Medical Device Industries
Sara Zborovski; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014
Shhh, can you hear that? That’s the stamp of approval on a new era in Canadian drug and device regulation.

 

HTMLKey Components of the BC Government’s LNG Tax and Emissions Framework
Timothy G. Duholke, Michael J. Styczen; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
From British Columbia’s spring budget, to the provincially-sponsored LNG conference in May, and throughout the summer, the message from LNG producers to the BC government has been consistent: in order to allow LNG projects proposed for the BC coast to proceed, the province needs to implement...

 

HTMLNotification Requirements May Be Coming to British Columbia
Tamara L. Hunter; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
Currently, British Columbia’s Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) does not contain a specific obligation for organizations to notify either the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office (“OIPC”) or affected individuals in the event of an information...

 

HTMLCanada Introduces Payment Reporting Legislation: What Mining and Oil & Gas Companies Need to Know
Graham Erion, John Munnis; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the Government of Canada introduced its long-awaited legislation to mandate disclosure of public payments made by mining and oil & gas companies for the commercial development of oil, gas and minerals. The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the “Act”)...

 

HTMLVisa and MasterCard Voluntarily Commit to Reduce their Credit Card Fees
Susan Kacaba, Anna I. MacMillan; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
On November 4, 2014, Canada’s Minister of Finance, Joe Oliver, announced that Visa Canada Corporation and MasterCard Canada, Inc. had submitted separate and individual voluntary proposals to reduce their net consumer credit card interchange rates to an average effective rate of 1.50% for a...

 

HTMLAlberta Human Rights Tribunal Upholds Employer's Release in Alleged Discrimination Case
Larry Page; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
In Marquardt v Strathcona County, 2014 AHRC 3, the Alberta Human Rights Commission (“AHRC” or “Tribunal”) considered the validity and enforceability of an employment release that was signed by a departing employee.

 

HTMLGold Reserve and Exxon Mobil Awarded Significant Compensation in Two International Arbitration Rulings Against Venezuela
Jeffrey D. Horswill, Max Portner; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Two prominent cases against Venezuela tried before international arbitral tribunals have recently resulted in significant compensation being awarded to both companies whose assets were expropriated by the country.

 


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