Yearly Archives: 2018

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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Privacy breach by your rogue employee: Are you liable?

Collecting, storing, and using personal information is often the key to developing and delivering individualized products and services in our current economy. As consumers, businesses, and service providers alike become increasingly comfortable using electronic platforms to exchange or store personal …

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Cannabis Legalization: The New Frontier

This post is the second in a series from Alexander Holburn regarding the pending legal use of non-medical cannabis in BC. Click here to read a summary of the existing laws on cannabis and the pending changes coming soon under

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Cannabis Legalization: What To Expect

This post is the first in a series from Alexander Holburn regarding the pending legal use of non-medical cannabis in BC. Below is a summary of the existing laws on cannabis and the pending changes coming under the new federal

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