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|Canada Implements New Integrity Regime for Public Procurement|
John W. Boscariol, Robert A. Glasgow; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 6, 2015On July 3, 2015, the Government of Canada took further steps to overhaul the integrity provisions of its procurement process. Public Works and Government Services Canada, the body which conducts most public procurements for Canadian government departments, announced a new government-wide...
|News From Quebec|
Lorraine Allard; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 6, 2015Since our last e-alert regarding Quebec’s Bill 34, The Restructuring of Quebec’s Multi-Employer Pension Plans, there have been further legislative developments affecting Quebec pension plans.
|Canada Hits the Crimea Region with Economic Sanctions and Adds 17 Parties to its Russia Sanctions Blacklist|
John W. Boscariol; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015Today, Canada significantly expanded its economic sanctions against Russia by imposing a wide ban on activities related to the Crimea region, including export, import, technical data and services bans. With these latest amendments, Canada joins the United States and European Union in implementing...
|The SCC Monitor (18/06/2015): A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals Monitor|
Sam Rogers; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 18, 2015The Supreme Court of Canada has recently dismissed two leave applications and granted leave in one case that will be of interest to our readers. These cases touch on: case management and civil procedure in class actions (including when parent companies may be joined in an action); the standard of...
|Canada Set to Impose 100 Percent Surtax on U.S. Imports|
Brenda C. Swick; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
June 22, 2015, previously published on May 19, 2015On May 18, 2015, the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body upheld the finding of an October 14, 2014 compliance panel ruling that the U.S. revised country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rules for importations of meat from Canada and Mexico was inconsistent with Article 2.1 of the Agreement on...
|Melting Pot or Mosaic? The Ongoing Culture Shift Since Hryniak|
Kelli McAllister; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 16, 2015Over the past year, courts across Canada have responded to the Supreme Court of Canada’s clarion call in Hryniak v Mauldin (“Hryniak”) for a culture shift to promote access to justice including through summary judgment. The latest word on this front has come from the Alberta...
|Competition Bureau Issues Draft Updated IP Enforcement Guidelines Addressing Pharma Patent Litigation Settlements, Standard Setting and Patent Trolls|
Jonathan Bitran, Donald B. Houston, Dominic Thérien; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 16, 2015Following an initial consultation process concluded last year, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) released draft revised Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (IPEGs) for public consultation on June 9, 2015. These new draft IPEGs will not change the Bureau’s general enforcement policy...
|Jurisdiction in International Commercial Contracts: New Guidance from the B. C. Court of Appeal|
Sam Rogers; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015We live in an increasingly interconnected world with trade liberalization and globalization continuing unabated. These changes present many opportunities for businesses but also raise new challenges for businesses operating across borders.
|The Supreme Court Rules that the Charter Permits Courts to Award Damages Against the Crown for Wrongful Non-Disclosure Absent Proof of Malice|
Renée Zatzman; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015Does s. 24(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms authorize a court of competent jurisdiction to award damages against the Crown for prosecutorial misconduct absent proof of malice?
The Supreme Court of Canada recently answered yes to this question in Henry v. British Columbia...
|R. v. Nestle Canada Inc.: Settlement Privilege in Criminal Proceedings|
Trevor Courtis, David M. Porter; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 11, 2015Canadian courts have long recognized that there is a compelling public interest in promoting an open and productive settlement process, both in civil and criminal proceedings. Plea bargaining in criminal and quasi-criminal prosecutions is essential to the proper operation of the justice system...