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Competition bureau goes after Avis and Budget for misleading advertising

The Competition Bureau announced last March that it has initiated proceedings against Aviscar, Budget and their parent company, Avis Budget Group Inc.. The Bureau alleges that the Companies engaged in false or misleading advertising in that they advertised misleading prices to consumers. The Bureau’s application seeks, among other remedies, a total of $30 million in administrative monetary penalties and refunds to affected customers.

 

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New CBSA transfer pricing policy creates opportunities and obligations for importers

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Transfer pricing has been a favorite Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) enforcement target for some time now. Payments made by importers because of income tax transfer pricing requirements can trigger obligations and liabilities under Canadian customs laws.

 

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Developing a corporate compliance program under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

CASL is now in force As of July 1st, individuals and organizations who send or receive commercial electronic messages (CEMs) in Canada must comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)’s anti-spam provisions. With CEMs being broadly defined, many organizations, including registered charities and not-for-profit organizations, are caught by CASL. Guidelines to help organizations develop corporate compliance […]

 

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New anti-spam legislation could bolster Canadian privacy commissioner’s call for greater PIPEDA enforcement powers

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation comes into effect later this year, and it packs a punch—fines of up to $10 million per violation for companies and up to $1 million per violation for individuals. The government was clearly prepared to give regulators substantial teeth to both encourage compliance and punish non-compliance.

 

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The Privacy Commissioner’s case for reforming PIPEDA

With 10 years of experience as Privacy Commissioner of Canada behind her, and her term reaching its end, Jennifer Stoddart has released a report titled “The Case for Reforming the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act” which describes how to modernize Canada’s private-sector privacy legislation to ensure it is able to meet the current and future challenges of the digital age and protect Canadians’ right to privacy.

 

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