In 2001, Health Canada granted access to marijuana for medical purposes by implementing the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (“MMAR”).  Under MMAR, patients and other private persons were permitted to produce their own supply.  In 2013, the Government of Canada announced that MMAR would be replaced with new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (“MMPR”), thereby treating marijuana similar to the...

Health Canada is licensing private producers to produce and sell medical marijuana under Canada’s new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (“MMPR”).   Since marijuana is a narcotic, the advertising and promotional activities available to marijuana producers licensed under MMPR are the same as those available to pharmaceutical companies in Canada. The Narcotics Control Regulation (Canada) (“NCR”),...

It is the final production model that must comply with the applicable Radio Equipment Certification requirements.  See Category I Equipment Standards List for specific information regarding what radio equipment is subject ot certification by Industry Canada. Radio equipment imported only for demonstration or trial purposes does not need to be certified.  However, such equipment may...

As of January 1, 2014, our office is moving to 340 Gilmour Street, Suite 400, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0R3.   The new office is in the boutique newly-renovated building we are sharing with Eugene Meehan’s Supreme Advocacy LLP law firm.  340 Gilmour St. is a heritage building beautifully renovated to be modern and bright. Our...

In 2013, the British Columbia section of the Canadian Bar Association called for introduction of franchise disclosure legislation into British Columbia and the BC Law Institute called for comments on a Consultation Paper published by them.  Members of the Canadian franchise law bar predicting franchise disclosure law in BC by 2016.

A testamentary trust is a trust arising on and as a consequence of the death of an individual.  Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) confirmed in a technical interpretation (2011-0422471E5) that an estate is treated by CRA as a testamentary trust for purposes of the ITA and will cease to exist only when all the assets are...

We frequently take calls from entrepreneurs wondering about the legal expenses they should expect to incur in starting a business.  Sometimes the business has been operated as a sole proprietor and the entrepreneur recognizes it is time to incorporate a business and other times the entrepreneur is starting a business fresh.  The calls typically follow...

Recently, we were retained to be Anki’s Canadian Representative in connection with its application to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) for wireless certification in Canada.  We are proud to be a small part of  bringing this exciting new technology to Canada.  Thank you, Anki! According to the product description on the...