Employees in Ontario can soon expect to be protected from anti-retaliatory measures in connection with whistleblowing activities.
The Competition Bureau announced on May 19, 2016 that it will launch a market study focused on how innovation in the fintech sector is impacting consumers and businesses, with the results intended to be published in the spring of 2017, seeking to determine whether there is a need for “regulatory reform to promote greater competition while maintaining consumer confidence in the sector.”
The Spokeo decision’s requirement that there be a concrete injury in order to ground privacy damages is not just a U.S. issue.
As we reported in an earlier blog post, the government introduced the Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Economy Act (the Act) on February 29, 2016. The Ontario Government has now passed this legislation.
Federal Reforms Introduced to Prohibit Discrimination On Basis of Gender Identity or Gender Expression
On May 17, 2016, the federal government introduced Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, proposed legislation adding gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA).
In Martel v. Kia Canada inc. 2016 QCCS 2097, Justice Chantal Tremblay of the Superior Court ruled on a motion by Plaintiffs to amend their claim after the class action was authorized.
In his April 27, 2016 judgment in LBP Holdings v Allied Nevada Gold Corp., Justice Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice refused to add the defendant issuing company’s underwriters as defendants to primary and secondary market misrepresentation claims under the Ontario Securities Act (“OSA”) in a putative class proceeding.
On 18 May 2016, the Securities and Futures Commission published an updated list of “specified shares” listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange which are subject to the Securities and Futures (Short Position Reporting) Rules (Cap 571AJ).
Small and medium sized enterprises mistakenly accept costs and financial risk when they agree to Incoterms without considering the consequences. SMEs should care about Incoterms because mistakes can be costly – very costly.
Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. is voluntarily recalling various Not-Ready-To Eat frozen food items due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.