Proposed Amendments to the Societies Act

The Societies Act (the “Act”) came into force on November 28, 2016. BC societies had until November 2018 to transition under this new Act. The Ministry of Finance has now published a list of proposed amendments to the Societies Act

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New Open Work Permits for Vulnerable Workers – What Employers Need to Know

Introduction:

In general, temporary foreign workers in Canada on an employer-specific Work Permit are only authorized to work for the employer named on their Work Permit. In order for temporary foreign workers to change jobs, they need to obtain a …

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New Canadian Cannabis Regulations for Second Wave of Cannabis Products

Health Canada has released the amendments to the Cannabis Regulations to control the legal production and sale of cannabis edibles, extracts, and topicals. The Regulations will come into force on October 17, 2019, in substantially the same form as the …

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Changes to BC Employment and Labour Legislation Now in Force

On May 30, 2019, the Provincial Government was able to hold a vote and pass into law the changes to the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Code on the last day of the sitting of the Legislature until …

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Sweeping Changes to Canada’s Trademark Laws

The key date of 17 June 2019 is almost upon us; this is when a number of changes to Canadian trademark rules and regulations will come into effect. Many of these changes were first proposed in 2014 so the long-awaited …

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Act Now Before Canada’s Trademark Laws Change

One month from now, on 17 June 2019, the federal government is changing a number of the Canadian trademark rules and regulations. The wide scope of amendments may have a significant impact on your business, particularly if you currently own …

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Bill 24: BC Business Corporations Act Amendments to Improve Corporate Transparency

Introduction

On June 13, 2019, sections of Bill C-86, or the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, that amend the Canada Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”), will come into force. You can read more about the new changes …

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Bill 8 – Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2019 Synopsis of Changes

Bill 8 – Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2019 had its First Reading on April 29.  Expandable ‘Explanatory notes’ are provided within this First Reading version of the bill.

News release: Ministry of Labour news release, “Changes to employment

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Update on Proposed Changes to the BC Labour Relations Code

There are a few proposed changes to the BC Labour Relations Code which may be in effect as early as the end of this month.

A link to the changes is provided for below.

A quick summary of the key changes …

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Bill C-86 and C-97 Amendments to the CBCA

Introduction

Concerns of the ease of money laundering and tax evasion have haunted Canadian companies and the government for years. In response to those concerns, the Canadian government is implementing new rules on corporate governance through two new pieces of …

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