Kelly Harris

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Les concours internationaux ne sont plus tenus d’être inscrits au Québec

La province de Québec est le seul territoire de compétence au Canada à administrer un régime d’inscription régissant les loteries et les concours. Jusqu’à présent, tous les concours publicitaires ouverts aux résidents du Québec dont le prix était d’une valeur...

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Consent and the business activities exemption: A dive into the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA)

Now in its Second Reading, Bill C-11, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (“CPPA”), is moving ever closer to adoption. The opening remarks by the Bill’s sponsor, MP Navdeep Bains, emphasized the law’s focus on control and consent with the aim...

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The dawn of Canadian Privacy Law 2.0: The Consumer Privacy Protection Act introduced

The long-awaited overhaul of federal private sector privacy law, as outlined in our previous blog post, is finally here. The Digital Charter Implementation Act was introduced for First Reading on November 17, 2020, as Bill C-11. If enacted, the new...

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The Bureau targets privacy: Facebook Inc. to pay the Competition Bureau a $9M administrative monetary penalty for misleading representations

On May 19, 2020, the Competition Bureau (“Bureau”) registered a consent agreement with Facebook Inc. (“Facebook”) after investigating Facebook’s privacy claims in respect of its platform and Messenger service. The Bureau found that Facebook’s claims regarding a user’s ability to...

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Hidden digital costs, unsubstantiated weight loss claims, and drip pricing the focus of the Competition Bureau’s newest Deceptive Marketing Practices Digest

The Competition Bureau of Canada (the “Bureau”) recently released the fifth volume of its Deceptive Marketing Practices Digest. In this latest edition, the Bureau has again focused on issues affecting consumers in the online marketplace, including deceptive privacy practices, unsubstantiated...

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Drip pricing: StubHub enters into $1.3M consent agreement with Competition Bureau

On February 7, 2020, StubHub Canada Ltd. and StubHub Inc. (collectively “StubHub”) entered into a consent agreement with the Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) after the Bureau’s investigation concluded that StubHub was advertising unattainable ticket prices on its websites, emails and...

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Privacy Commissioner consultation on AI

Continuing to highlight the need for reform, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) has initiated a consultation on recommendations they have presented to adapt the private sector privacy statute Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) to address...

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Privacy Commissioner consultation on AI

Continuing to highlight the need for reform, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) has initiated a consultation on recommendations they have presented to adapt the private sector privacy statute Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”)...

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Avez-vous votre slogan en français? Au Québec, l’affichage doit être conforme d’ici le 24 novembre 2019

Le délai de grâce accordé aux détaillants ayant pignon sur rue au Québec tire à sa fin. D’ici le 24 novembre 2019, un ou des termes génériques ou descriptifs ou un slogan en français devront accompagner tout affichage public arborant une marque...

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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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Charitable Fundraising Co-Promotions

Social impact and charitable organizations are increasingly partnering with for-profit companies to run charitable co-promotions, such as those bundling a donation with a purchase or those requesting that consumers contribute to a fundraising campaign. While the receiving organizations benefit from...

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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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Key Considerations When Accepting Donations and Sponsorships from Cannabis Companies

While cannabis was legalized last fall, there are considerable restrictions on producing, distributing, consuming and advertising cannabis, cannabis accessories and cannabis services in Canada.  Although federal cannabis legislation does not restrict industry players from making monetary donations to registered charities...

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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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BC Commissioner Releases Cannabis Sales Privacy Protection Guidelines

As a result of the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (the “OIPC”) published guidelines (titled “Protecting Personal Information: Cannabis Transactions”) that aim to clarify the rights and...

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Legalized Cannabis 101

Cannabis will be a legal product in Canada on October 17, 2018. Legalized cannabis raises a number of potential liability issues that should be on every insurer and insured’s radar. The New Regime An Act respecting cannabis and to amend...

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Cannabis Act Receives Royal Assent; New Cannabis Regulations Released

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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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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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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Update on CFIA Food Labelling Modernization Initiative

Launched in June 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)’s Food Labelling Modernization (FLM) initiative has been an ongoing project to overhaul food labelling in Canada. The foundation of these changes is the 2012 Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA)...

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Amazon to pay $1,000,000 to Competition Bureau for Unsubstantiated Sales Prices

Amazon has agreed to pay a $1,000,000 administrative monetary penalty and $60,000 in Competition Bureau costs, following the Bureau’s conclusion that Amazon did not substantiate its sale prices. Vendors, lenders and lessors should take special care when setting and advertising...

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Coming Soon: Personal Care Products Regulation Overhaul

Health Canada has released its Consultation Paper on the Regulation of Self-Care Products, the first step in a long anticipated regulatory overhaul of this category. The proposed framework, if adopted, will mean a sweeping overhaul of how cosmetics and personal...

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Calorie Menu Disclosures Coming to Ontario

Ontario legislation to overhaul in-store calorie advertising requirements There are some sweeping new food and beverage disclosure requirements coming into play for the food industry in Ontario. The Healthy Menu Choices Act, will come into force on January 1, 2017,...

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Competition Bureau Ramps Up Investigations into Donation Fraud

The Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) has recently been increasing its oversight over false and misleading representations made in connection with charitable claims. The Bureau is the government regulator responsible for investigating and enforcing deceptive marketing and advertising practices in Canada. ...

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Cost-Sharing Project Funding Revitalized under Growing Forward 2

Co-Author: Emma Nicholl, Articling Student The agri-food industry is set for exciting developments in 2016. The recent change in government has brought a renewed political focus on Growing Forward 2 (GF2), the policy framework for the agriculture and agri-food sectors...

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Food Labelling Overhauled

Federal and Ontario legislation to overhaul in-store advertising requirements and on-pack labelling disclosures For the first time in a while, there are some sweeping new labelling disclosure requirements coming into play for the food industry, at both the Ontario and...

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First Fine Issued Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

The CRTC has issued its first notice of violation under CASL and it carries a substantial penalty.  Quebec based Compu-Finder could pay an administrative monetary penalty of $1.1 million for four violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law.  CASL prohibits parties from...

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Advertising, Marketing and Product Regulatory Compliance

Thomson Reuters

Chapter 10 in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada, 2015 edition.

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Consumer Protection

Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, Commercial Law III, 2015 reissue

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Canadian Marketing, Advertising & Regulatory Law Update

Issue 12

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Canadian Marketing, Advertising & Regulatory Law Update

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Co-rédaction d’un exposé intitulé « A Comparative Study of Remedies Available in Misleading Advertising Cases — Canada » présenté dans le cadre d’un atelier sur la coordination d’une stratégie globale de gestion des litiges publicitaires qui s’est tenu lors du 3e forum d’experts sur les litiges et la résolution des différends publicitaires organisé par l’American Conference Institute, à New York les 19 et 20 juin 2012

Coordinating a Global Advertising Litigation Strategy, 3rd Expert Forum on Litigating and Resolving Advertising Disputes, American Conference Institute, New York, New York, June 19-20, 2012

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Canadian Marketing, Advertising & Regulatory Law Update

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