Starting a business?

Whether you have decided to start a business because you are seeking financial freedom, looking to be your own boss or pursue a lifelong dream you must ensure that you are prepared and have planned out this life changing venture. There are important steps one must take when starting their own business, from financing your...

The new Spectrum Management System and the RSP-100

On January 20, 2016 Innovation, Science and Economics Canada (formerly Industry Canada) gave notice that they are  releasing the following documents: Radio Standards Procedure RSP-100, Issue 11, Certification of Radio Apparatus, which sets out the requirements for certification of radio apparatus and broadcasting equipment; and Declaration of Conformity DC-01, Issue 6, Procedure for Declaration of...

New – Reporting Requirements for Prospectus Exemptions

Further amendments were made to the Prospectus Exemptions on July 7th 2016. The Ontario Securities Commission has introduced a new harmonized report of exempt distribution. The amendment aims to reduce reporting requirements for foreign issuers conducting offerings into Canada and creates a new reporting form (Form 45 -106F1). Previously, all issuers and underwriters were required...

New – General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus

On November 13, 2014, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) released a new issue of RSS0Gen – General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus, which describes the various technical requirements and processes required when establishing compliance of radio apparatus that is used for radio communication technology other than broadcasting.  These amended requirements...

Notice re RSP – 100 – Certification of Radio Apparatus

Companies applying to certify radio apparatus and broadcasting equipment should ensure that they follow the updated RSP – 100 – Certification of Radio Apparatus released by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) in November, 2014. On November 13, 2014, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada released “The Radio Standards Procedure for Certification...

Allard et al v. Canada Federal Court Decision Favours Patient’s Rights and LPs

Today, Judge Michael Phelan delivered his long awaited decision. Judge Phelan ruled that prohibiting medical marijuana patients from growing their medical marijuana violates their Section 7 rights under Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He declared the MMPR unconstitutional and therefor invalid; however, he suspended his declaration of invalidity for six months to allow the...

The Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) is adopting four new private placement exemptions: • a crowdfunding exemption; • an offering memorandum exemption; • a family, friends and business associates exemption; and • an exemption that allows a reporting issuer to issue securities to its existing security holders. Crowd Funding Exemption The emergence of crowdfunding as not...

Radio equipment of any kind, including bluetooth and Wifi devices, must meet specific Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) regulatory requirements and technical standards before it can be imported, sold or used in Canada. The process of demonstrating compliance to Industry Canada is called “certification”. Over the last few years, we have...

The Supreme Court of Canada’s release of the R. v. Smith decision yesterday morning was greeted with much excitement by patients, activists and Licensed Producers (“LPs”) under Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (“MMPR”).  For patients and activists the significance and impact of the decision are fairly obvious.  For LPs, the significance is a little less...