Employers Should Review Workplace Policies following Cannabis Legalization

Following the recent legalization of recreational cannabis  in Canada, now is a good time for Canadian employers to review their workplace policies to ensure they respond to possible cannabis consumption by employees. Employers are reminded to:

  • Update Policies. Employers should
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DUI Offences and Canadian Immigration

There has been a change to how DUI offences are classified in Canada, further preventing entry into Canada of US individuals with DUI convictions.

In the past, foreign workers from the United States with one DUI offence would usually be …

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Health Canada Proposes Regulations to Restrict the Potency of Edibles, Beverages and other Cannabis Products

Details on the next phase of rules regarding the legalization of cannabis in Canada were unveiled today with Health Canada’s publication of the proposed regulations for additional cannabis products, including edibles, beverages, ingestible and inhalable extracts, and topical creams.

The …

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CSA Staff Notice 51-357 “Staff Review of Reporting Issuers in the Cannabis Industry”

The Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) recently published a notice based on a review conducted by the securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Québec. The CSA reviewed the disclosure of 70 reporting issuers operating in …

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New Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act (Bill 48) – What Employers and Foreign Worker Recruiters Need to Know

On November 8, 2018, the Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act (Bill 48) (the “Act”) received Royal Assent. The Act aims to provide additional protection for foreign workers by including a complaint process and employer and recruiter registry, in an effort to …

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Trademarks They Are A-Changin’

Earlier this month, the federal government confirmed that fundamental changes to Canada’s trademark laws will come into effect on June 17, 2019. Amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act and Trademarks Regulations will harmonize Canadian trademark laws with international trademark norms …

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Why Growing the Devil’s Lettuce Could Cause You to Lose Your Green

A recent survey conducted by an online real estate brokerage found that nearly half of all respondents would reconsider purchasing a property if they knew marijuana – even a legal amount – had been grown inside the home.[1]

Nevertheless, …

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Working in Canada Under the “New NAFTA”

On September 30, 2018, after almost 14 months of negotiation, Canada and the United States successfully reached an agreement for Canada to join the preliminarily agreed upon pact with Mexico to update and revise the North American Free Trade Agreement …

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Can Cannabis Workers and Investors Enter the United States?

On October 17, 2018, the federal government legalized recreational cannabis across Canada. The new recreational cannabis industry is governed provincially. There has been recent concern of workers and investors in Canada being declared inadmissible to the United States for involvement …

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Proposed National Instrument 52-112: Non-GAAP And Other Financial Measures Disclosure

Background

In January of 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) published CSA Staff Notice 52-306 Non-GAAP Financial Measures (the “Staff Notice”) for the primary purpose of providing guidance to reporting issuers in Canada with respect …

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