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Timely Topics with McCarthy Tétrault curates the latest market trends on a monthly basis to help you stay informed of developments that can affect your business. 

This newsletter is designed to provide general information only. This newsletter does not provide legal advice on specific issues. You are encouraged to consult with legal counsel should you require assistance in addressing a particular issue or concern.

2024 Editions

February 2024 Edition

February 2024 Edition

  1. Private Equity: On Target: 2024 Private Equity Outlook
  2. Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment: Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment Outlook 2024
  3. Tax: Tax Perspectives: Review of 2023 & 2024 Outlook
  4. Startups: Where is the startup ecosystem going in 2024? MT❯Ventures’ Three Predictions
  5. International Trade & Investment: Long-Awaited Guidance Released on Canada’s New Modern Slavery Legislation and its Reporting Requirements
  6. Banking & Financial Services: Fintech Regulatory Developments: 2023 Year in Review
  7. Artificial Intelligence:  Navigating the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act

 

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January 2024 Edition

January 2024 Edition

  1. Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment: Gradually, then Suddenly: Significant Competition Law Reform Arrives in Canada
  2. Artificial Intelligence: Equitable AI: How Bias-Conscious AI Leads to Smarter Investing
  3. Technology: Five Tech Law Cases Everyone Should Know Podcast
  4. U.S. and International Markets: Doing Business in Canada: Updated guide now available
  5. Immigration: What to Expect in 2024 – Canada’s New Immigration Landscape and Targets

 

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2023 Editions

November 2023 Edition

November 2023 Edition

  1. Cyber/Data: Sweeping privacy reform comes into force in Quebec – Law 25
  2. M&A: Practical takeaways when negotiating sandbagging provisions in Canadian Private M&A transactions
  3. Tax: Revised Draft Legislation for Share Buyback Tax
  4. Technology: Embracing the Future: How 5 Sector-Wide Changes are Reshaping the Tech Job Market in Canada

 

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September 2023 Edition

September 2023 Edition

  1. Copyright Does Not Protect Content Produced by Generative AI: Thaler v Perlmutter
  2. Developments in Canada’s Small Modular Reactor Ecosystem
  3. Legislators and Courts Across the Country Continue to Re-examine Canada’s Expropriation Framework
  4. Senate Releases Report Calling on Canadian Government to Fix its Sanctions Regime

 

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June 2023 Edition

June 2023 Edition

  1. Finally Finalized: Competition Bureau Publishes No-Poach and Wage-Fixing Guidelines
  2. Advertising Food and Beverage Products to Children
  3. The Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act
  4. Supreme Court of Canada Decision and the Impact on Arbitration Agreements

 

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May 2023 Edition

May 2023 Edition

  1. McCarthy Tétrault Federal Budget Round-Up
  2. Canada Unveils New Russia & Belarus Sanctions
  3. Is Cyber-Related Securities Litigation Coming to Canada?
  4. The Race to Green

 

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April 2023 Edition

April 2023 Edition

  1. ESG Loan Financing – Key Observations and Trends to Watch for in 2023
  2. Long-Term Supply Agreements and High Inflation
  3. Data Breach Class Actions: New Development has Repercussions Across Canada

 

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March 2023 Edition

March 2023 Edition

  1. Time Tracking Software to Combat Time Theft? Considerations for Employers
  2. AI: A Top Concern for Legal Departments
  3. Canada’s Critical Minerals Update: New Regulations for Alberta
  4. New Prohibition on Non-Canadians Purchasing Residential Properties

 

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February 2023 Edition

February 2023 Edition

  1. Tackling Canada’s Labour Shortage with Immigration Policy
  2. Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment: What to Expect in 2023 and Beyond
  3. Canada’s Trade and Technology Transfer Policies: Changes to Guide to Canada’s Export Control List
  4. North American Leaders’ Summit: A Focus on Trade, Competitiveness and Supply Chains
  5. Private Equity in 2023: A Changing Landscape
  6. The Opioid Crisis: New Requirements for Certain Ontario Employers

 

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January 2023 Edition

January 2023 Edition

  1. The Cost of Greenwashing
  2. Strengthening Canada’s Port and Railway Systems
  3. Sweeping Updates to the Investment Canada Act
  4. Labour & Employment Updates
  5. Canadian Strategy for the Indo-Pacific Region

 

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2022 Editions

December 2022 Edition

December 2022 Edition

  1. Canada and its allies implement multiple rounds of sanctions against Iran
  2. Forced Labour and Modern Slavery Update – Canadian Firms Now Facing Greater Scrutiny of Their Supply Chains
  3. Directors and Officers in the Hot Seat: Maximum Fines Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act Now $1.5-million
  4. Virtual Questioning - Here to Stay
  5. Government of Canada Orders Divestitures in the Critical Minerals Sector

 

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November 2022 Edition

November 2022 Edition

  1. Canada headed for recession in 2023: how are organizations preparing themselves?
  2. Canadian securities regulators streamline rules for capital-raising
  3. Regulatory changes for employers hiring temporary foreign workers
  4. The U.S. introduces regulatory framework for digital assets: what does this mean for Canada?
  5. A modern corporate governance model: what does it mean for legal professionals?
  6. Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec, is back on the table following Québec’s election

 

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October 2022 Edition

October 2022 Edition

  1. Labour Unrest in Canada: A Rise in Illegal Strikes?
  2. Employment-related Class Actions: What We’re Seeing
  3. An Update on ESG/Sustainability: The Impact of Activism
  4. Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance: Opportunities for the Clean Hydrogen Market
  5. A Looming Recession: Which Industries are Most Impacted?
  6. Queen Elizabeth II’s Passing Triggers an Update in Canadian Legal Terminology

 

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September 2022 Edition

September 2022 Edition

  1. Canada’s Increase in Bankruptcies: What Does it Mean?
  2. The Dawn of AI Law: The Canadian Government Introduces Legislation to Regulate Artificial Intelligence in Canada
  3. The Rise of Shareholder Activism in Canada and the U.S.: It’s Time to “Listen and Engage”
  4. Employee E-Consent: What You Should Know
  5. Is Canada’s Healthcare System in Crisis?

 

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August 2022 Edition

August 2022 Edition

  1. COVID-19: Recent Developments Regarding Vaccinations
  2. Skilled Talent Shortages Across Industries May Mean Employers Turn to Foreign Talent
  3. Is There Currently a Pro-Union Movement in Canada?
  4. Privacy Legislation Overhaul - Bill C-27
  5. Supply Chain Update: New Regulations and Trends
  6. Greenwashing: Regulations Expected to Come

 

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