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Sanctions Enforcement Rising: Border Seizures and Forfeitures, Administrative Penalties and a New Reporting Obligation for Sanctions Evasion Offences

Jun 13, 2024

Changes to Canada’s sanctions regime under Bill C-59 will add reporting requirements for importers/exporters, create AMPs, and grant new CBSA seizure powers.

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Warning For Businesses: Companies Can be Liable for Tort of Bribery Even if They Did Not Intend to Pay or Receive a Bribe

Apr 12, 2024

Businesses with a duty to provide impartial advice must take steps to ensure the payments they make or receive are not later interpreted as bribes.

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CIRO Proposes Amendments to Strengthen Short Selling Regulations

Jan 17, 2024

On January 11, 2024, CIRO proposed amendments aimed at strengthening short selling regulations in Canada.

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CSA and CIRO Provide Update on Short Selling Regulatory Regime Review

Nov 20, 2023

On November 16, 2023, the CSA and CIRO published CSA/CIRO Staff Notice 23-332 Summary of Comments and Responses to CSA/IIROC Staff Notice 23-329.

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Competition Bureau gets into the weeds of the Cannabis Act

Sep 6, 2023

The Competition Bureau's submission to support Health Canada's legislative review of the Cannabis Act investigates the competitive dynamics of cannabis industry

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Good Smoke? More Guidance on Good Faith from the Ontario Court of Appeal

Feb 14, 2022

A recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal provides more guidance on good faith.

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Has COVID-19 Lit the Fuse on Insolvencies in the Canadian Cannabis Industry?

Apr 9, 2020

We look at the recent market analysis of the Canadian cannabis industry and challenges in cannabis restructuring.

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CSA Notes Inadequate Disclosure of Financial Interest in Cannabis M&A

Nov 15, 2019

Securities regulators provided guidance regarding disclosure of financial interests and conflicts of interest in Cannabis transactions

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24-Hour Rule: Court Confirms Limits of Medically Prescribed Cannabis Use in the Workplace

Jun 24, 2019

The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (“Supreme Court”) has issued an important decision about the limits of accommodating the use of medically prescribed cannabis by an employee working in a safety-sensitive position.