Ontario Employers: New Smoking and Vaping Laws Come Into Effect on July 1, 2018
June 22, 2018 - The SFOA replaces Smoke-Free Ontario Act and the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015, which did not adequately address vaping, e-cigarettes, or cannabis.

Government of Canada Responds to ETHI Committee Report on PIPEDA Review
June 22, 2018 - In its response letter, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, generally stated that the Government of Canada shares the ETHI’s view that changes to the Canadian privacy regime are required.

Senate Passes Historic Cannabis Legislation Putting End to 95 Year Prohibition
June 21, 2018 - The bill will next receive Royal Assent before coming into force via an order in council in the coming eight to 12 weeks.

Canada’s Historic Bill C-45 Breaks Ground for the Cannabis Industry
June 21, 2018 - Canada’s Senate passed a historic bill – Bill C-45 – making Canada the second country in the world and the first G7 nation to legalize and federally regulate commercial production and sale of cannabis outside of medical use.

Time Limit for Filing a Complaint of Psychological Harassment Increased from 90 Days to Two Years
June 20, 2018 - On June 12, 2018, the National Assembly unanimously adopted Bill 176 entitled An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance.

CSA Provides Guidance on Securities Law Implications for Token Offerings
June 20, 2018 - Staff Notice 46-308 provides additional guidance on the applicability of securities laws to offerings of coins and tokens, including those commonly referred to as “utility tokens.”

Three BLG partners recognized at 2018 Lexpert® Zenith Awards
June 20, 2018 - Cynthia Clarke, Subrata Bhattacharjee and Mathieu Piché-Messier are recipients of the 2018 Lexpert® Zenith Awards.