McCarthy Tétrault publishes comprehensive guide to help organizations prepare for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

Toronto, February 11, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault released its new Anti-Spam Toolkit designed to help organizations understand and adapt to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) coming into force on July 1, 2014.

Considered to be one of the toughest laws of its kind in the world, CASL will require Canadian businesses, not-for-profit organizations and individuals that send commercial electronic messages in Canada to implement significant changes to the way they conduct these communications.

McCarthy Tétrault’s Anti-Spam Toolkit will help with compliance efforts. It includes the following tools to use in compliance programs:

  • Analysis of the law, including the messaging, computer program and Competition Act provisions
  • A questionnaire to help companies begin their compliance efforts
  • A checklist covering key CASL requirements
  • A decision tree to help assess compliance of specific messages

McCarthy Tétrault has acted as counsel to businesses, not-for-profits, individuals and industry organizations. Our lawyers are the country’s leading practitioners on CASL compliance challenges.

To learn more about the law and the McCarthy Tétrault Anti-Spam Toolkit, please visit our CASL compliance page located at

To request a toolkit, please contact:

Barry Sookman
Partner, Toronto
[email protected]

Kirsten Thompson
Counsel, Toronto
[email protected]

Charles Morgan
Partner, Montréal
[email protected]

Cathy Samuel
Partner, Calgary
[email protected]

David Crane
Partner, Vancouver
[email protected]

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.