Foreign Pardon and Canadian Immigration

We have been noticing a growing number of foreign nationals who do not disclose their foreign pardons to Canadian employers. The non-disclosure could have severe immigration implications on foreign nationals. A foreign pardon is not automatically recognized in Canada. Given …

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The Beginning of Cannabis Product Liability Class Proceedings in Canada and the U.S.

As Canadian and U.S. legislation paves the way for more cannabis production and use over time, an increasing number of cannabis companies will be looking to grow and distribute their products. With market demand growing, cannabis producers, like any other …

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Changes to the Post Graduate Work Permit Program for International Students

The Post Graduate Work Permit Program (“PGWP Program”) allows international students who have graduated from a Canadian designated learning institution to temporarily work in Canada for up to three years. Upon gaining qualified Canadian work experience, the international …

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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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