There is a trend at Montreal Trudeau International Airport – Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) officers are asking women who return to Canada with expensive purses (Dior, Prada, Coach, Channel, etc.) to go to secondary inspection.
On April 22, 2016, the Federal Government of Canada (in particular, the Department of Finance) launched public consultations on the elimination of unrecoverable customs duties (MFN rate) payable on imported manufacturing ingredients by manufacturers in the agri-food sector.
On April 13, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party took action which some found surprising and others predicted. It found the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield did not contain adequate protections and needs further improvement.
In earlier editions of this blog, we first summarized the new law and then addressed the intellectual property rights changes it contained.
Corporate compliance programs come in all shapes and sizes and apply whether your company is privately owned or publicly traded.
It was widely hoped that the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, 2008 SCC 9 (“Dunsmuir”) would simplify the judicial review of administrative action by limiting the scope of review to two standards: reasonableness and correctness.
On April 11, 2016, the Federal Reserve Board published a final rule that allows banking organizations under its jurisdiction the flexibility to include some state and municipal securities in meeting certain of its liquidity requirements. It is effective July 1, 2015.
In United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 1518 v. Sunrise Poultry Processors Ltd., 2015 BCCA 354, the British Columbia Court of Appeal considered whether the Personal Information Protection Act, SBC 2003 63 (PIPA) prevents labour arbitrators from disclosing personal information about grievors and witnesses in an arbitration award.
Interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB) is part of the Basel capital framework’s Pillar 2 (supervisory review process) and subject to the Basel Committee’s guidance set out in the 2004 Principles for the management and supervision of interest rate risk (the IRR Principles).
On April 20th, the Federal Government introduced legislation to implement a bail-in regime for domestic systemically important banks (D-SIB).