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New Private Right of Action in Canada for False or Misleading Electronic Advertising

Posted in Marketing & Advertising
This post has been prepared in collaboration with Chris Cole of Crowell & Moring law firm. Chris Cole is the Co-Chair of Crowell’s Advertising & Product Risk Management Group in Washington, D.C. In less than three months, Canada will introduce a private right of action arising from false or misleading representations made in electronic messages. These provisions target false… Continue Reading

On Second Thought: The Government of Canada Reverses Prior National Security Ruling

Posted in Foreign Investment
In what appears to be a dramatic shift in Canada’s foreign investment review policy, the federal government has recently approved the acquisition of ITF Technologies Inc. (“ITF”), a Montreal-based technology firm, by O-Net Communications Holdings Limited (“O-Net”), a Chinese developer of optical networking components, which is said to be effectively controlled by the Chinese government.… Continue Reading

Investment Canada Act: National Security Review Powers Rarely Invoked

Posted in Foreign Investment
Canadian government responses to two requests made by Fasken Martineau under the Access to Information Act (AIA) and the recent publication by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) of its Annual Report Investment Canada Act 2015-16 evidence that Canada’s power to conduct national security reviews under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) in respect of… Continue Reading

CASL, the Competition Act and Class Actions:  A Primer for Forthcoming Private Enforcement

Posted in Competition Litigation, Marketing & Advertising
Now that 2017 has arrived, we are less than seven months away from private enforcement (particularly through class actions) for false or misleading electronic messages. CASL’s  amendments to the Competition Act sought to address deceptive marketing practices in the electronic marketplace. Three reviewable practices were created – all within section 74.011 of the Competition Act –… Continue Reading

Competition Bureau Settles “Made in Canada” Advertising Dispute with Moose Knuckles

Posted in Competition Compliance Programs, Marketing & Advertising
The Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced on December 7, 2016 that the Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner) had reached a settlement with Moose International Inc. (Moose) regarding his concerns over Moose’s “Made in Canada” advertising and labelling with respect to certain of its premium brand parkas.  The settlement brings to an end legal proceedings between the parties… Continue Reading