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Iran sanctions top concern at G-8 meeting

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 Lawrence Cannon said he'll press for stiffer sanctions...

Canada raises interest rates

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 rate by a quarter point to .50 percent from a record...

Astra reviews options after Canada Nexium ruling

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 Federal Court of Canada has dismissed its request...

Texas Battery Company Valence Victorious in Canadian Advanced Battery Patent Suit

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 suit against Montreal-based Phostech...

Canada's New Product Safety Law Takes Effect

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 Hazardous Products Act. The law is intended...

Canada Proposes Anti-Spam Regulations

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 Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (the "Act"...

UN report accuses Canada of complicity in torture

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 issued Friday said Canadian military commanders...

Stanley W. Elkind on New Developments Relating to Piercing the Corporate Veil in Canada: Choc v Hudbay Minerals Inc., 2013 ONSC 1414

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 Salomon & Co Ltd [1897] AC 22. This decision...