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Food Labels Best Before 2022

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) modernizes the food label once again to align with consumer demands and international standards. On June 22, 2019, the CFIA pre-published proposed changes to the Food and Drug Regulations (“FDR”) and the Safe Food...

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BC Liquor and Cannabis Branch Updates Online Sale and Delivery of Alcohol Policy

On May 24, 2019, the British Columbia Liquor Control and Cannabis Regulation Branch (the “BC Liquor Branch”) updated its policies to clarify who will be held liable for non-compliance with the Liquor Control and Licensing Act (the “Act”) during the...

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The Competition Bureau is Wide Awake: Hudson’s Bay Company to Pay $4.5 Million for Deceptive Advertising and Pricing Practices of its Sleep Sets

Hudson’s Bay Company has agreed to pay an administrative monetary penalty of $4,000,000 and $500,000 towards Competition Bureau costs to resolve a proceeding which started in 2017 relating to Hudson’s Bay Company advertising and pricing practices for its sleep sets...

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Cannabis Legalized with Strict Advertising and Packaging Rules

Cannabis will be a legal product in Canada on October 17, 2018, albeit with rigorous regulatory restrictions, including highly restrictive packaging and advertising rules. This comes after significant dialogue between the House of Commons and the Senate, and almost three...

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Ad Standards Introduces New Influencer Disclosure Guidelines

On March 28, 2018, Ad Standards introduced new Disclosure Guidelines (the “Guidelines”). Developed with the cooperation of influencers and advertisers, the Guidelines are intended to provide suggested best practices for when, and how, to disclose any material connection between an...

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Ontario Amends Gift Card Regulation

On July 1, 2018, amendments to the general regulation under Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act, 2002 (the “Ontario CPA”) will come into force.  The amendments carve out cards issued by federally regulated financial institutions (“FRFIs”) from the application of the Ontario...

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It’s Official: Mandatory Data Breach Notification Coming on November 1, 2018

Last week, the Government of Canada published an Order in Council that will bring into force, as of November 1, 2018, the much anticipated mandatory breach notification and record-keeping requirements under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”)....

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Hail Mary Pass to Supreme Court Missed Its Mark: Application to Stay CRTC Order Prohibiting Simultaneous Substitution during the Super Bowl Dismissed

Canadians watching “The Big Game” last night on U.S. network television were able to see the much-anticipated commercials from the American broadcast feed.  But, that outcome was not guaranteed, nor is it a certainty for future years. On January 24,...

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Potential ban on cosmetic animal testing in Canada: Bill S-214, Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

Bill S-214 (“Bill”) proposes a prohibition on testing cosmetics on animals and selling cosmetics manufactured using cosmetic animal testing. Introduced by Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen back on December 10, 2015, the Bill would amend the Food and Drugs Act. It...

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Rewards Points Regulation in Ontario Coming Into Force January 1, 2018

Happy new year, indeed. As we first reported in a bulletin last year, Ontario is moving to ban the expiration of rewards points based on the passage of time, and implementing other controls and restrictions on rewards/loyalty programs in the...

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