Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada Takes North American Security Re Controlled Goods Very Seriously

On January 18, 2011, I co-chaired a program entitled "Perspectives on the Revised ITAR Provisions on Dual and Third Country Nationals" that was hosted by the Canadian Embassy in Washington and co-sponsored by the American Bar...

A Few of Obstacles Re Canada-EU CETA Negotiations Re Government Procurement Chapter

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will be under the microscope during the week of January 17-21, 2011 as the sixth rounds of negotiations take place in Brussels. One of the difficult...

The U.S. and EU Join Japan's WTO Complaint Against Ontario's Green Energy Act

Canada's Globe & Mail newspaper is reporting that "U.S., EU join fight over Ontario’s green energy plan". Shawn Murphy reports "The United States and the European Union emerged on Thursday as latest countries to say they have key...

Domino Effect: British Columbia Municipalities Concerns About Canada-EU CETA Negotiations May Mean More Trouble for Campbell Government

An interesting article has been posted on Pacific Free Press entitled "Stopping CETA Undermining Canadian Law". No wonder it caught my attention. For a copy, please go to...

Suppliers to the Ontario Government Will Have to Start Charging HST As Early As May 1, 2010

As the present time, the Ontario Government does not pay goods and services tax on any supplies of property and services. The reason is that the Federal Government does not currently pay goods and services tax is that it cannot,...

Canada and United States: Friends & Trading Partners Agreeing To Renew Vows

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said on February 4, 2010 that "the United States is committed to a rules-based trading system where the American people - and the Congress - can feel confident that when we sign an agreement...

Even Canada's Department of National Defence Takes Steps to Avoid U.S. Export Controls Headaches

The Ottawa Citizen newspaper published an article written by David Pugliese on January 25, 2010 entitled "Navy says no to buying American U.S. restrictions on technology can lead to delays". This article contains great reporting...

Government Procurement Bid Challenge Deadlines Require Careful Attention

On July 22, 2009, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) made its decision in PR-2009-002 SIVA & ASSOCIATES v. Canada and determined that SIVA did not file its government procurement bid challenge within the 10 day...

New Twist in "Buy America" Discussions Between Canada and the United States

I was surprised to read today's on-line National Post and see and article entitled "Bid to kill 'buy U.S.' hinges on provinces". To read the article, please go to the following link -...

Canada's "Canadian Products Promotion Act" is a Private Members Bill to Watch

A Canadian Bloc Québécois Member of Parliament tabled in Canada’s House of Commons  Bill C-306 “an Act respecting the use of government contracts to promote economic development (the “Canadian Products Promotion Act”) (also...

Canada's "Made in Canada Act" is a Privte Members Bill to Watch

A Canadian New Democratic Member of Parliament tabled in Canada’s House of Commons  Bill C-312 “an Act respecting the use of government procurements and transfers to promote economic development” (“Made in Canada Act”) as a...

Potential Bidders May Go To CITT If Canadian Government Contract Is Improperly Cancelled

A potential bidder, bidder or contract awardee may have a remedy at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) if a solicitation by the Canadian Government is improperly cancelled in order to divert the funds to...

Canada's Ambassador Pens Against Senate Buy America Provisions in Stimulus Bill

Canada's Ambassador to the United States, Michael Wilson, has written a letter to Senator Harry Reid and Senator Mitch McConnell, the respective leaders of the Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, asking the Senators to...

Canadian Association and Manufacturers Are Concerned About "Buy America" Restrictions Related to U.S Stimulus Monies

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has written a letter warning of the "Buy America" provisions in Stimulus legislation.  Perrin Beatty, writes:

Dear Canadian Chamber of Commerce member:

 

As you are probably aware, an...

Predictions: Enforcement of Anti-Bribery Rules to Be Priority

I have come across a posting on wrageblog setting out the top ten trends for anti-bribery enforcement in 2009.  The list set out below comes from the DOJ’s Mark Mendelsohn and summarizes what was said at an...

Toronto Mayor Proposes International Foreign Investment Opportunities

On September 29, 2008, Mayor David Miller unveiled a proposal to attract private investors from overseas to Toronto.  His proposal is to create two new arm's-length corporations for Toronto.  The new entities, to be...