New food safety rules can extend to carriers

[*ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN TODAY'S TRUCKING - July 20, 2018*] Canada’s Safe Food for Canadians Act and its regulations will officially become law on Jan. 15, 2019. And while it won’t apply outright to most carriers who transport food, some operations might still face new requirements. Essentially, the act is meant to streamline existing food safety … Continue reading New food safety rules can extend to carriers

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Canadian Federal Not-For-Profit Corporations: Compliance after Conversion

In 2011, Canada introduced its new modernized statute setting out the rights, restrictions, and governance requirements for federal not-for-profit corporations (“NFPs”): the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”). The CNCA replaced Part II of the Canada Corporations Act (the “CCA”), the governing legislation for federal corporations without share capital, which had been in place since 1917, … Continue reading Canadian Federal Not-For-Profit Corporations: Compliance after Conversion

Duty of Care of Food Producers to Others in the Supply Chain

In 2008, certain ready to eat (“RTE”) meats manufactured by Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc. (collectively, “Maple Leaf”) were contaminated with listeria at dangerous levels, that resulting in some people falling seriously ill and some dying after consuming the meat. Maple Leaf voluntarily closed its production plant and recalled the … Continue reading Duty of Care of Food Producers to Others in the Supply Chain

So, You Bought a Business. Now What? Transitioning a Business to New Owners

You’ve spent considerable time and money negotiating the purchase of a business, and the deal has finally closed. One of the next steps is to make sure that the business keeps running smoothly and remains a going concern, to ensure that your investment will be worthwhile in the long run. A smooth transition from the … Continue reading So, You Bought a Business. Now What? Transitioning a Business to New Owners

Are You in Compliance with Canadian Cabotage Laws?

In the transportation industry, the word “cabotage” is used to refer to the transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country by vehicle, trailer or container (“conveyance”) registered in another country and/or by a foreign driver or crew. Accordingly, there are two categories of cabotage laws: those affecting the equipment used … Continue reading Are You in Compliance with Canadian Cabotage Laws?

Do Employers Have Obligations to Whistleblowers in Ontario?

The current state of whistleblower protection laws in Canada are often described as sparse in comparison to other countries.  This article will focus on the legislation that is in effect in Ontario and how employers with operations in Ontario should be addressing requirements under that legislation. It will not discuss the protections in place with … Continue reading Do Employers Have Obligations to Whistleblowers in Ontario?