The Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

The year’s most popular blog posts from McCarthy Tétrault.

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Tougher Requirements for Metal Mines – Metal Mining Effluent Regulations Amended

The federal government published new regulations amending the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER) in the Canada Gazette. The amendments cap a long period of government consultation and corresponding advocacy by industry.

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Bill 141 adopted, reforming the Quebec financial sector legal framework

The main purpose of Bill 141 is to modernize the regulation of the financial sector and improve consumer protection by amending several laws governing the financial sector. 

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USMCA: Four Important Changes to Intellectual Property Rights

Canada, the United States and Mexico reached an agreement in principle on the successor to NAFTA, dubbed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In this post we highlight four important changes to intellectual property rights.

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Open Banking Update: Canada 2020 Issues Open Banking Report

While still a relatively new concept in Canada, open banking has the potential to transform the financial services sector. The federal government is currently undergoing a review of open banking to assess whether it could have a positive impact on consumers while considering the risks to consumer privacy, data security, and financial stability. 

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United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: After a year, new terms have been agreed upon to replace NAFTA

On the cusp of yet another missed deadline, the U.S. and Canada reached an agreement on terms to allow Canada to join the U.S. and Mexico in a revision to the North American Free Trade Agreement. 

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