Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Ontario's Court of Appeal Unanimously Rules that the National Post Newspaper Must Hand Over Documents Provided by a Source

On February 29, 2008, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a decision of a provincial judge who quashed a search warrant obtained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to obtain an envelop that had been used to deliver a...

Bill C-9 (ICSID Bill) Update

Canada is one step closer to passage of Bill C-9 "An Act to implement the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention)".  On February 28, 2008, Bill C-9...

Timing is Everything - Democratic Candidates Threaten NAFTA Within Hours of Canada Announcing Budget Measures for Border Security

TIMING IS EVERYTHING – DEMOCRATIC CANDIATES THREATEN NAFTA WITHIN HOURS OF CANADA ANNOUNCING BUDGET FOR BORDER SECURITY

Friday, February 29, 2008.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, is Counsel in the International Trade Law Group at...

Have Senators Clinton and Obama Done Their NAFTA Homework?

HAVE SENATORS CLINTON AND OBAMA DONE THEIR HOMEWORK?

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, is Counsel in the International Trade Law Group at Lang Michener LLP and an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in...

Canada's Bill C-43 Incorporates Hidden Advance Data Element Requirements

On February 15, 2008, Bill C-43 "An Act to amend the Customs Act" was tabled for first reading in Canada's House of Commons.  In the middle of Bill C-43 is the following innocuous provision:

"6. The Act is amended by adding...

Canada Announces Launch of Free Trade Agreement Negotiations with Jordan

On February 20, 2008, Canada's International Trade Minister announced the launch of free trade agreement negotiations between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  A free trade agreement between Canada and Jordan...

A Class Action Law Suit for Canadians Who Eat Chocolate

It was reported today that a class-action lawsuit was filed in Canada against several Canadian chocolate makers, alleging a conspiracy to fix prices.

The suit names the Canadian divisions of four major chocolate manufacturers -...

Private Health Care Providers May See Opportunities on the Horizon in Quebec

On February 19, 2008, a task force  proposed “profound” changes to Quebec's health care system, including a greater role for the private sector.   The head of the task force is former Liberal minister and insurance...

British Columbia Includes A Carbon Tax in February 19, 2008 Budget

On February 19, 2008, the Province of British Columbia announced in its the 2008 Budget that it proposes to introduce an escalating Carbon Tax over the next five years.  The news release about the Carbon Tax includes the...

The EU Roars Back at the Latest WTO Doha Agriculture Draft

On February 18, 2008, the article reproduced in full below appeared in Canada's Globe & Mail newspaper.  The article reports on the very negative response by a majority of the EU countries the Revised Draft Modalities for...

Questions Are Being Asked Whether Fiji Blocked an International Bar Association Delegation

The following news is making its way around international legal circles and is important in light of our commitment to the rule of law:

FIJI BLOCKS ENTRY OF VISITING BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, Feb. 16, 2008) – A...

Canada Has Announced New Strict Anti-Money Laundering Regulations - But they are Secret for the Next 6 Days

On February 14, 2008, Canada's Minister of Finance and Minister of Public Safety announced that new regulations that will restrict the activities of those parties who engage in money laundering activities.  The announcement...

My first blog entry

Greetings from the land of smiles (although lately the land of frowns given the political and economic situations).  Thank you Cyndee for inviting me to join the Trade Lawyers Blog and I intend not to limit the scope to...

News reports - WTO Rules Against China on Auto Parts

News reports indicate that the WTO Panel established to look into a complaint by the U.S., Canada and the E.C. regarding a Chinese tariff on auto parts has issued an interim ruling condemning the tariff.  The three...

Potential Setback in the Resolution of the Dual Nationality ITAR Issue

Should Canadian businesses who sell military and defense goods to the United States and Canadian subsidiaries of U.S. companies be concerned about the reported arrest of a dual American-Chinese former employee of Boeing on...

Canada-CARICOM FTA Not Proceeding Quickly

On July 20, 2007, Prime Minister Harper announced that Canada would commence negotiations of a free trade agreement with the CARICOM countries (Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat,...