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Legalized Cannabis: The Retail Space

Cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018. Since legalization, there have been a number of developments in the retail sector that will be of interest to insurers and insureds. In particular, Ontario, Canada’s most populous province and an...

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Changes to Cannabis Retail Licensing Announced in Ontario

The landscape of cannabis retail regulation in Ontario is evolving on a daily basis. As new standards continue to emerge in this field, it is essential that those involved in the retail, real estate, and cannabis industries stay informed of...

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Ontario Re-lays Foundation for Brick and Mortar Sales of Recreational Cannabis

Ontario’s provincial government recently released Bill 36, the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 (“Bill 36”). If passed, Bill 36 will enact the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 (the “Licence Act”) and make numerous amendments to other pieces of Ontario legislation,...

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Changes Proposed to the Oversight of Retail Payments in Canada

This summer the federal Department of Finance released a discussion paper regarding the oversight framework for retail payment systems in Canada.   The paper proposes a number of changes to the way the retail payment systems in Canada are regulated.  These...

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CASL Reprieve – Private Right of Action No Longer Imminent

By an Order in Council released June 7, 2017, the federal government has suspended the private right of action under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (or “CASL”). The provisions, which were to come into force on July 1, 2017, would have provided...

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Ontario will Ban the Expiration of Reward Points

On December 8, 2016, legislation to ban the expiration of reward points received Royal Assent in Ontario. While not yet proclaimed into force, Bill 47 –  Protecting Reward Points Act (the “Act”) – will amend Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act, 2002...

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New Signage Laws Coming into Force in Quebec

On November 3, 2016, the Quebec government declared the coming into force of changes to signage laws under the Charter of the French Language and its Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business that had been announced last spring....

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“See-now-buy-now” and the Changes to the Fashion Retail Industry

Earlier this year the head of French fashion’s governing body (the Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode) rejected the option being explored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America to allow...

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Draft Regulations Relating to Signage in Quebec and French Language

On May 4, 2016, the Quebec government followed through on its plan to amend the Charter of the French Language (the “Charter”), publishing draft regulations which require the sufficient presence of French when a trademark in a language other than...

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Software Development and Licensing: What Retailers Need to Know

Every retailer today uses some form of software, whether it be a computer program running on local hardware, a hosted web site or an application running in the cloud or on a mobile device. Unfortunately, many retailers purchase such software...

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