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UN report accuses Canada of complicity in torture
Posted on 5 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

TORONTO (AP) - The Canadian government on Saturday criticized a United Nations agency for issuing a report condemning Canada for complicity in torture and human rights violations in Afghanistan and Syria. A report from the U.N. Committee Against Torture... Read More

Canada Proposes Anti-Spam Regulations
Posted on 29 Aug 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Canada's Department of Industry ("Industry Canada") and the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTTC") have proposed draft regulations to implement Canada's Anti-SPAM legislation, Bill C-28 - the... Read More

Stanley W. Elkind on New Developments Relating to Piercing the Corporate Veil in Canada: Choc v Hudbay Minerals Inc., 2013 ONSC 1414
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

by Stanley W. Elkind The idea of a corporation being an independent legal personality, distinct from its shareholders and directors, has been entrenched as a fundamental aspect of corporate law since the late 1800's with a case called Salomon v... Read More

Texas Battery Company Valence Victorious in Canadian Advanced Battery Patent Suit
Posted on 29 Mar 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

Valence Technology (Valence) is an Austin, Texas, energy storage technology developer that makes lithium iron magnesium phosphate battery modules. According to this piece in the Austin Business Journal , Valence recently won a four-year patent infringement... Read More

Tags: Canada , Patent

Canada's New Product Safety Law Takes Effect
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

View Media The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act ("CCPSA"), which received Royal Assent on December 15, 2010, came into force on June 20, 2011. Health Canada is responsible for administering the CCPSA, which replaces Schedule I of Canada's... Read More

Astra reviews options after Canada Nexium ruling
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC says it's reviewing its options including litigation after a Canadian court ruling that paves the way for approval of a generic copy of its Nexium ulcer medicine. Astra said Thursday that the... Read More

Iran sanctions top concern at G-8 meeting
Posted on 29 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

OTTAWA - (AP) Iran's nuclear program is of "critical concern" and will top the agenda when foreign ministers from the Group of Eight nations meet Monday to discuss global security, Canada's foreign minister said. Foreign Minister... Read More

Canada raises interest rates
Posted on 2 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TORONTO - (AP) Canada on Tuesday became the first Group of Seven nation to raise interest rates since the global financial crisis, but said any further hikes would depend on global economic conditions. The Bank of Canada increased its key interest... Read More