Canadian Reporting for 1500 Substances Due July 17, 2017

Environment Canada’s Chemical Management Plan continues its assessment of current substances in Canada with a substantial new mandatory reporting obligation for importers and users of approximately 1500 chemicals.

China Climbs Four Places in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.

Baker McKenzie launches Global Anti-Corruption Risk Map

Baker McKenzie has created a one of its kind Anti-Corruption Risk-Map. The risk maps provide information on primary anti-corruption legislation and enforcement agencies, offences, defences and penalties in 55 countries.

Pollution Prevention Plans Coming For Triclosan

Environment Canada has published its proposed risk management measures for embattled Triclosan

The Right to Remain Silent: Canadian Employer Mishandles Workplace Investigation (and Pays for It!)

An Ontario court held that the employer did not have sufficient cause for dismissing an employee on the basis of his pending criminal charges and allegations by another employee of potentially related conduct, where the employer had failed to carry out a proper investigation into the matter.

Breaking Up With Ashley Madison: Limits on Retaining Information About Past Users

When a person deactivates, deletes or disengages with his or her profile on an online service, what happens to that person's personal information? When a person leaves, does personal information stay?

Automotive and Electrical Equipment BNST Use Extension in Canada

Environment Canada appears to be stepping back from its ambitious goal of the virtual ban of benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction prod­ucts with styrene and 2,4,4-trimethylpentene (BNST) in Canada.

Canadian Court rules “culpability is not a finite” in charitable donation scheme

In a recent sentencing decision, the British Columbia Supreme Court sentenced two brothers to over four years for their roles in orchestrating a charitable donation scheme.

Canada: If They Say So- New Restrictions on the Transfer of “Hazardous” Recycling

Canada has amended its Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations which define and regulate wastes and recyclable materials which are deemed “Hazardous” under the Export Regulations.

Courts give the green light for fraud-based class actions in Canadian insolvency proceedings

In a 2016 decision, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench lifted a stay to permit a proposed class action to proceed against two bankrupt individuals who had been the officers, directors and shareholders of companies developing real estate projects in the province of Alberta.

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