Mondaq Canada: Consumer Protection
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
A man's quest for cheaper beer has led the Supreme Court to revise the interpretation of s. 121 of the Constitution Act. Unfortunately, it will not bring him cheaper beer!
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The applicant stated that such language was absent in this case.
Clyde & Co
The Consumer Protection Act does not invalidate waivers issued by recreational businesses to protect them against liability for injuries suffered by visitors to their premises.
Lerners
In 2017, two Superior Court judges held that certain provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 precluded an occupier from relying on a waiver in the recreational sports context ...
McCague Borlack LLP
Section 3(3) of the OLA allows an "occupier" to modify the duty of care owed to entrants.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") published a Seniors Strategy in March, 2018 focused on investor protection for the aging population (an estimated 1 in 4 Ontarians will be aged 65 or older by 2041).
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 23, 2018, Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission jointly released a new draft guidance document titled Guidance on the Application of Human Factors to Consumer Products.
Lavery, de Billy
The duty to inform is one of the main obligations sellers owe to their purchasers. This applies in the context of civil law, business law or consumer law.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In Schnarr v Blue Mountain Resorts Limited, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned two lower court decisions that threatened to significantly weaken the effectiveness of waivers of liability.
Clark Wilson LLP
SFU is where progressive education, research and community outreach intersect, evidenced by its consistent ranking as one of Canada's top comprehensive universities.
Dentons
Nova Scotia's Omnibus Bill 72 - the Education Reform Act, SNS 2018, c. 1 - received Royal Assent on March 9, 2018.
Bennett Jones LLP
Bill 31: A Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses Act passed First Reading on November 29, 2017, in the Alberta Legislature and received Royal Assent very quickly thereafter on December 15, 2017.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On December 29, 2017, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the "Tribunal") released its decision in U.M. v. York Region District School Board.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In Limestone District School Board v Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Limestone Local, a decision released on November 14, 2017, Arbitrator William Kaplan stated that providing...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
School boards and school authorities across Ontario will be required to develop and maintain a policy or policies to support students in schools with "prevalent medical conditions."
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The decision confirms that sick leave benefit is inextricably tied, not to status, but to performance of work.
Aird & Berlis LLP
As described in recent posts (here and here), Ontario has implemented new provisions of the Ontario Consumer Protection Act (CPA) that will prohibit a range of door-to-door consumer transactions.
Torkin Manes LLP
Major amendments to the Consumer Protection Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c.30, Sched. A., Ontario Regulation 8/18, "Requirements for Direct Agreements Subject to Section 43.1 [of the Consumer Protection Act]" and O. Reg 17/05, took effect on March 1, 2018.
Stewart McKelvey
Being both employers and service providers, universities face exposure to human rights complaints on dual fronts.
Stewart McKelvey
Freedom of expression on campus is not a new issue, but it bubbled up as a hot topic in 2017.
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Dentons
Nova Scotia's Omnibus Bill 72 - the Education Reform Act, SNS 2018, c. 1 - received Royal Assent on March 9, 2018.
Crawley Mackewn Brush LLP
On July 14, 2016 the Ontario Securities Commission launched the Office of the Whistleblower, which administers the Whistleblower Program, the first paid whistleblower program by a securities regulator in Canada.
Cassels Brock
Bill 59, Putting Consumers First Act (Consumer Protection Statute Law Amendment), 2017 (Bill 59), received Royal Assent on April 13, 2017.
Dentons
On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled the government's 2018-19 pre-election fiscal plan, 2018 Ontario Budget: A Plan for Care and Community.
Torkin Manes LLP
Our February article on the 2018 Federal Budget outlined changes to simplify the system that regulates donations to qualifying foreign universities (previously called "prescribed universities").
Stewart McKelvey
An Indigenous law professor filed a human rights complaint against the University of British Columbia claiming the university discriminated against her in failing to consider her less traditional scholarly work...
Howie, Sacks & Henry
"You're expecting?!" Your mind starts to race after you blurt out this question and you anxiously look for a signal to tell you how to react.
Lerners
Operators of ski hills, and other land owners, can breathe a little easier. In Schnarr v. Blue Mountain Resorts Ltd., the Court of Appeal confirmed the right to contract out of the duty of care set out ...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Schnarr v. Blue Mountain Resorts Limited, the Court determined that occupiers of recreational properties, such as ski resorts, are entitled to include limitation of liability clauses ...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In relation to the insurance sector, the proposed FSCO guidance is merely one example of an accelerating global shift in regulatory focus from principally on solvency regulation to increasingly...
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