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Canada – Updated National Security Guidelines – Canada signals focus on sensitive technology, personal...

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On 24 March 2021, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (“Minister”) issued updated Guidelines on the National Security Review of Investments (“Updated Guidelines”). The Updated...

Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement enters into force

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Global Affairs Canada announced that the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA) entered into force on April 1, 2021 – preserving preferential market...

International: G7 Statement Commits to Continued Russia Sanctions over Crimea

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In an 18 March 2021 statement released by the German Foreign Ministry, the Group of Seven (G7) nations have announced that they remain fully...

Canada: Canada imposes sanctions on four individuals and one entity linked to Xinjiang

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Effective March 22, 2021, Canada has imposed new sanctions against four Chinese officials and a Chinese entity under the newly enacted Special Economic Measures (People’s...

Canada opens consultation regarding future trade negotiations with the UK

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In the March 13, 2021, Canada Gazette, Global Affairs Canada announced a consultation soliciting the views of Canadians on possible bilateral trade agreement negotiations with the...

Canada: Canada introduces modified proposal to limit 50% stock option deduction

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In brief On 30 November 2020, the Canadian government introduced an updated proposal to cap the amount of the 50% stock option deduction for employee...

United Kingdom & Canada: The UK and Canada impose additional sanctions against Myanmar officials...

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UK sanctionsOn 18 February 2021, the UK announced sanctions against Myanmar military generals for serious human rights violations, which come into force immediately. The Foreign Secretary...

Canada: Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression calls for new federal body to regulate social...

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The Canadian government plans to introduce legislation this year to regulate social media companies, with a focus on online hate and harassment. After nine months of study and deliberations, the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression has settled on a series of principles and recommendations that are aimed at influencing legislation.

Canada: Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression calls for new federal body to regulate social...

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The Canadian government plans to introduce legislation this year to regulate social media companies, with a focus on online hate and harassment. After nine months of study and deliberations, the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression has settled on a series of principles and recommendations that are aimed at influencing legislation.

International: Building a New Workforce Reality

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In brief There is no question that the pandemic has changed the future of work. From an increased focus on health and safety to transitioning...
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