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Doing Business in Canada 2016: Read the latest updates to our popular guide

Posted in Acquisitions, Competition, Cross-Border Transactions


McCarthy Tétrault’s Doing Business in Canada provides a user-friendly overview of central aspects of the Canadian political and legal systems that are most likely to affect new and established business in Canada. The newest edition reflects legislative changes including:

  • Changes to the Competition Act and Investment Act Canada;
  • and an updated Mergers and Acquisitions chapter including new rules on takeover bids in Canada.

General guidance is included throughout the publication on a broad range of discussions. We also recommend that you seek the advice of one of our lawyers for any specific legal aspects of your proposed investment or activity.… Continue Reading

Doing Business in Canada: Read the latest updates to our popular guide

Posted in Acquisitions, Canadian Market Entry, Employment and HR, Franchising

McCarthy Tétrault’s Doing Business in Canada is an indispensable reference tool for lawyers and business persons regarding the legal aspects of establishing or acquiring a business in Canada. The newest edition reflects legislative changes including:

  • Canadian anti-spam legislation (CASL)
  • updates on investment thresholds related to the Competition Act and Foreign Investment laws
  • Supreme Court decisions and legislation affecting copyrights
  • new information for employers regarding unjust dismissal complaints
  • updates on anti-treaty shopping measures introduced in 2014

We encourage you to consult one of our lawyers to gain a more comprehensive analysis of the legal implications of your proposed investment.

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Amendments Regarding the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Posted in Acquisitions, Employment and HR, Franchising, Transactions

On December 31, 2013, a new set of amendments to applicable legislation came into force regarding the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

The changes include requirements that employers:

  • complete a new form of labour market opinion (LMO) application;
  • keep copies of any documents pertaining to compliance with conditions prescribed by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) for six years;
  • demonstrate information they provided in an LMO application was accurate; and
  • make “reasonable efforts” to ensure that the workplace is free of abuse.

The changes, which are generally aimed at protecting vulnerable employees, are also of significance to businesses considering mergers … Continue Reading