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Published on: 15 Jun 2021 By

The SCC’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act Decision: A win for climate change protection, but what’s next?

On March 25, 2021 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision References re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, 2021 SCC 11.[1] While the question before the Court was the scope of the  federal government’s jurisdiction, the practical effect of the decision was describing…

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Published on: 2 Jun 2021 By

Securities regulators target Poloniex, an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange

Canadian regulators have escalated their confrontation with unregistered Crypto-Platforms.1 On May 25, 2021, the OSC issued a Notice of Hearing and Statement of Allegations2 accusing Polo Digital Assets, Ltd., a Crypto-Platform operating under the name Poloniex, of registration and disclosur…

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Published on: 13 Apr 2021 By

Why Canada’s regulatory crackdown on unregistered cryptocurrency exchanges is good news for investors

In Staff Notice 21-329 Guidance for Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms: Compliance with Regulatory Requirements (“SN 21-329”), the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued an ultimatum to crypto asset platforms operating within Canada or with Canadian users: Register, or else. Published o…

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Published on: 9 Apr 2021 By

Cy-prés distributions – Honouring “as close as possible”

In a previous blog post we had discussed the origin of cy-près distributions and their benefits. In sum, cy-près distributions help to enforce one of the public policy rationales behind class actions: behaviour modification by holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Where it is no …

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Published on: 26 Feb 2021 By

Product recalls: Determining if you’re affected and if you have a legal claim

Health Canada expands growing list of hand sanitizer recalls… What to know about Canada’s onion recall… Fresh imported peaches recalled due to salmonella If you search the term “recall” on a Canadian news website, chances are you will find a lengthy list of headlines like these. But despite …

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Published on: 24 Feb 2021 By ,

I received a payment from a class action. How do I know if it is legitimate?

Voir en français At one time or another, you may have received notification that you are eligible to participate in a class action. The notice will tell you how to file a claim, usually by completing an online form on a website dedicated to the administration of the class action. Sometimes y…

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Published on: 22 Feb 2021 By

User beware: the dangers of sharing personal health information with mobile apps

UPDATE: the FTC has now finalized its settlement with Flo Health, Inc., which requires Flo to notify affected users directly about the disclosure of their personal information to unauthorized third parties. If you are concerned or notified that your personal information may have been impacte…

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Published on: 18 Feb 2021 By

Product recalls: What recalls mean and where to find information about them

Hand sanitizer recall sparks concern … Red onion recall expands across Canada due to Salmonella outbreak… Additional ranitidine products recalled worldwide If you search the term “recall” on a Canadian news website, chances are you will find a lengthy list of headlines like these. But despit…

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