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The Investment Canada Act
The Canadian government is anxious to foster a business climate that is receptive to investment from outside the country. At the same time, it is determined to monitor the level of new foreign investment in Canada and to screen a limited number of such investments - generally speaking, transactions ... read more.
Oil and Gas Law in Canada
Volatility in energy prices, economic growth in Asia and other developing regions contributing to increased oil demand, and geopolitical instability in some energy-producing countries, have led to increased interest in Canadian oil and gas resources. While Alberta continues to be the Canadian industr... read more.
Personal Income Tax Considerations
If a foreign enterprise finds it necessary to transfer an individual to Canada, the individual’s Canadian tax consequences will depend upon whether or not he becomes resident in Canada for tax purposes.... read more.
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CASL also prohibits installing a “computer program” – including an app, widget, software, or other executable data – on a computer system (e.g. computer, device) unless the program is installed with consent and complies with disclosure requirements. The provisions in CASL related to the installation of computer programs will come into force on January 15, 2015....
On April 7, 2014, the Minister of the Environment issued a Notice with respect to hydrofluorocarbons (the “Notice”), pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Notice imposes reporting requirements on those who imported, exported, or manufactured certain hydrofluorocarbons (“HFCs”) from 2008 and 2012. A non-exhaustive list of HFCs subject to these reporting requirements can be found in Schedule 1 of the Notice....
In an interesting decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that an employer is not liable for discriminatory and harassing texts sent by a rogue employee to another of its workers....