Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



HST Place of Supply Rules for Lawyers and Those Who Provide Litigation Services

The HST place of supply rules include a specific rules for "services rendered in connection with litigation". This rule applies to lawyers, process servers, transcription service providers, those who provide expert opinions in...

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Issues First "Do Not Call" Fine

On July 8, 2009, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued the first Notices of Violation against two un-named telemarketers who have broken the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) Rules. I hope...

Canada Introduces Electronic Commerce Protection Act to Stop Spam

On April 24, 2009, Canada's Minister of Industry announced that the government has introduced Bill C-27 An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage...

Soon-to-be Imposed Fees For Incoming Text Messages Not Going Over Well

Industry Minister, Jim Prentice, has hinted (strongly) that Canadian telecom giants Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility could face new regulations if they do not reconsider their decision to charge customers for incoming text...

Canada's "Compete to Win" Report Recommends Opening Canada to Foreign Investment

On June 26, 2008, Canada's Competition Policy Review Panel issued its much anticipated "Compete to Win" Report.  The Report was presented to the Minister of Industry who will consider the recommendations.  Foreign...