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Legal Guide

The purpose of this publication has been to present a general overview of the legislative and regulatory framework faced by foreign businesses wishing to establish or acquire a business in Canada. It is beyond the scope of such a summary to review such legislation in depth, or to provide particulars of the legal and other considerations which should be reviewed when dealing with a particular industry. This publication does not constitute legal or tax advice to any person. Persons contemplating business activity in Canada should consult with their professional advisers to ensure that their endeavors are structured in compliance with local laws and to ensure maximum benefit.

Dentons Canada LLP

January 2015

Additional posts from the blog



Canada’s Anti-Spam Law – New Guidance on Offering Apps, Software

by Margot Patterson

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.



Environment Canada issues Hydrofluorocarbon reporting requirement

by Nalin Sahni

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.



“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

by Andy Pushalik

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.

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