Canada Border Services Reminds LPRs Travelling to Canada by Air of ETA Requirements

The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued a reminder to Lawful Permanent Residents (“LPRs”) of the United States regarding new guidance for travelling to Canada by air.  The Electronic Travel Authorization (“eTA”) is a new Canadian entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air, which went into effect on March 15, 2016.

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British Columbia (Police Complaint Commissioner) V the Abbotsford Police Department: Determining Whether an Appeal is Civil or Criminal in Nature

The British Columbia Court of Appeal in British Columbia (Police Complaint Commissioner) v The Abbotsford Police Department, quashed an appeal of an order that directed sealed materials relating to confidential informants be returned back to police departments.

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Proposed New French Language Requirements for Businesses in Québec

Proposed New French Language Requirements for Businesses in Québec

After losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, the Québec government announced its intention in June 2015 to make modifications to Québec’s Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business (“Regulation”).

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FinCEN Finalizes AML “beneficial Ownership” Identification Requirements

FinCEN Finalizes AML “beneficial Ownership” Identification Requirements

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the U.S. agency tasked with issuing anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, recently finalized long-pending regulations that would require that banking organizations, securities broker-dealers, mutual funds, futures commission merchants and introducing brokers in commodities (“covered financial institutions”) identify the beneficial owners of their legal entity customers.

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