It’s time to revisit the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

Last week we had the pleasure of sitting in on a webinar hosted by Livingston International regarding the next phase of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, and it made us think that perhaps it's time to revisit this topic. Some background: the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are a consolidated set of regulations … Continue reading It’s time to revisit the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

Interested in doing business in Canada? You’ll want to read this.

We're always looking for concise, up-to-date information that we can offer our clients who want to expand into the Canadian marketplace. So we were excited to find this great guide from Borden Ladner Gervais that answers many of the questions we're regularly asked. Topics in this guide include: Foreign investment regulation, Financing Canadian operations, Litigation, … Continue reading Interested in doing business in Canada? You’ll want to read this.

Exciting times – and big headaches – for neural technology.

It's mind-blowing for those of us who were born before microwave ovens and cellular phones. Both Facebook and Neuralink are building technology that literally reads your mind. Facebook is funding research on brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that can pick up thoughts directly from neurons and translate them into words in real time. And Elon Musk's Neuralink … Continue reading Exciting times – and big headaches – for neural technology.

More about toiletries with plastic microbeads.

Toiletries containing plastic microbeads are now illegal for sale in Canada. The law came into effect on July 1, 2019. This follows a ban on manufacture and import of these products that came into force on July 1, 2018. Natural health products and non-prescription drugs that contained microbeads were exempt from the 2018 rule, but … Continue reading More about toiletries with plastic microbeads.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): are you compliant?

On July 1, 2014, Canada enacted anti-spam legislation (CASL) designed to protect Canadians’ electronic transmissions while ensuring Canadian businesses could remain competitive in the global marketplace. In short, CASL prohibits the: Sending of commercial electronic messages without the recipient’s consent (permission), including messages to email addresses, social networking accounts, and text messages to cellular phones, … Continue reading Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): are you compliant?