Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Cannabis & Life Science Law 2. Canadian Securities Law 3. First Reference 4. The Docket 5. Great LEXpectations

Cannabis & Life Science Law
Cassels on Competition: June 2022

In this edition: Significant Competition Act amendments now in effect, Rogers/Shaw merger update, Canada prohibits Canadian telecommunications service providers from deploying Huawei and ZTE, competition litigation updates from British Columbia and Ontario, and more…

Canadian Securities Law
Regulators Issue Temporary Exemptions from the OEO Trailer Ban

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently announced a temporary exemption from the order execution only (OEO) trailer ban in order to facilitate client transfers and rebates of trailing commissions. Other Canadian securities regulators, including the British Columbia Securities Commission and Alberta Securities Commission, have released similar exemptions. …

First Reference
Bill C-26: Introduction of new mandatory breach reporting requirements in Canada

On June 14, 2022, the House of Commons of Canada introduced Bill C-26, a new cybersecurity bill that will require mandatory reporting of cyberattacks against systems of critical importance to Canadian interests. Bill C-26[1] enacts the Critical Cyber Systems Protection Act (“CCSPA”), which provides a framework for the protection of cyber systems that are vital to Canada’s national security or public safety. …

The Docket
Changing Minds on Decriminalization

So, episode 134 – a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show and have already rated and reviewed the podcast – right? You should. Your weekly law podcast (that only sporadically releases episodes) is back! Emilie and Mike do a 15 minute rapid fire review of all everything that has happened since the last episode and then Mike is joined by …

Great LEXpectations
New Queen’s Bench Practice Direction

June 24, 2022 – Distribution of Written Court of Queen’s Bench Judgments – judgment will now be released for publication within 24 hours or the next business day, rather than the previous three day timeframe. This Practice Direction comes into effect June 30, 2022.


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