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Canada lifts Sanctions vs Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Canada is repealing its sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia under the United Nations Act. Pursuant to United Nations Security Council resolutions 2283 (Côte d’Ivoire) and 2288 (Liberia), and based on … Continue reading

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Interim Rules Concern Canadian Drone Operators

While anticipated regulations have not yet been published, the Minister has provided an Interim Order restricting the flight of recreational drones in Canada. Continue reading

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Supreme Court Grants Leave in Trinity Western vs LSUC

The Supreme Court today announced that leave has been granted to appeal the decisions in Trinity Western University et al. v. Law Society of Upper Canada and Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University et al. The two appeals will be heard … Continue reading

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De-Listing Imminent for 3000 Canadian Non-Profits!

When the Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) came into force in 2011, it required all Federally incorporated non-profit corporations, including charities, to transition into the new regime by October 2014. This date has been pushed back several times, but a … Continue reading

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Dual Nationals Cautioned on US Travel

Executive Order banning entry to US for Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, causes confusion, litigation; risk for dual-citizens. Continue reading

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Yang Min, Hyundai Marine receive Bailouts

On January 25th the Government of the Republic of Korea announced a bailout package worth approximately USD$660 million for Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd., just two months after Taiwan announced $1.9 billion for its struggling carriers Evergreen and Yang Min. Continue reading

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Compulsory Insurance for Vessels carrying Passengers

The Government of Canada has published amendments to the Marine Liability Act  which will bring into force a system of compulsory insurance for all vessels in Canada that carry passengers. The MLA contains a comprehensive liability regime for losses arising from the carriage … Continue reading

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Ontario Court of Appeal applies “Strong” test for contractual jurisdiction

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed that parties who enter into contractual arrangements that include a forum selection clause must show strong cause why they should not be enforced if suit is brought in Ontario contrary to the agreement. … Continue reading

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Full Indemnity Costs for Frivolous Fraud Allegations

A June decision of Justice Turnbull was recently reported in which the Court sanctioned a plaintiff with rarely-seen “full indemnity costs” for making serious allegations of fraud and conspiracy, then dropping them on the eve of trial. The plaintiff had … Continue reading

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CIFFA to Members: Stop Filing eHBL on Back-to-Back Shipments

CIFFA recommended in this morning’s e-Bulleting that forwarders should stop filing eHBL on back-to-back shipments,  to avoid the risk that the goods will be delivered up to a trucker prior to customs release: Members have advised that the terminals (for example, CN) update … Continue reading

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