BUSINESS AND CORPORATE | AUGUST 2018

Freedom of Expression

RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN SETS PRIVACY AGAINST FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

The European Union’s Court of Justice’s decision on the right to be forgotten has been called “one of the most significant mistakes the court has ever made.” Doug Beazley explores how the decision might translate to Canadian jurisprudence.

White Collar crime

FIRMING UP CANADA’S STANCE ON IMMUNITY AND LENIENCY

Canada soft on white-collar crime? That’s the perception in many circles, and stories like the immunity granted to Loblaw Companies and George Weston Ltd. after they admitted to price-fixing do little to alter it. Ann Macaulay takes a look at proposed immunity and leniency legislation.

CETA Trade agreement

BUSINESS MOVES: NAVIGATING CETA’S MOBILITY PROVISIONS

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement will make it easier for goods to move between member states. It will also make it easier for people. The CBA Immigration Law Section has developed a guide to navigating CETA’s mobility framework.

CETA Trade agreement

CORRUPTION LAW TEXTBOOK UPDATED

The 2018 edition of Global Corruption: Law, Theory and Practice by Professor Gerry Ferguson at the University of Victoria is now available online. The CBA Anti-Corruption Team acted as sponsor and reviewed the first edition of the book.  The book can be found on the ACT website on cba.org, as well as on the CCCA website.

CBA INFLUENCE

Canadian Parliament Buildings

The CBA’s business-related sections made a number of submissions to government in the past few months. Want to know more? Have a look at these CBA Influence blog posts:

Abuse of dominance guidelines need work

A shorter deadline won’t make tax reports more accurate

First rule of immunity and leniency program: Do less harm

Are market studies in the Competition Bureau’s remit?

Draft M&A guide takes positions inconsistent with jurisprudence

Search engines’ raison d’être at the base of online privacy debate

Response to CCMR draft prospectus: Harmony is the key

SEEN & NOTED

THE GREEN RUSH: THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY ROLLS ON

Mindy B. Gilbert and Patricia L. Olasker, partners at Davies in Toronto, take a look at the state of the Canadian cannabis industry as legalization approaches.

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DATA PROTECTION IMPACT ASSESSMENTS UNDER THE GDPR

Keith D. Rose of McCarthy Tétrault looks at what the European Data Protection Regulation will mean for Canadian firms.

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