Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



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...

The New TSA "Countries of Interest" Airport Security Rules May Offend Canada's Human Rights Laws

I am not saying that airport security is not important. I am not intending to undermine the security of people who fly on airplanes (as I fly a lot).

That being said, the new Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) rules may...

The Canadian Defence Industry Needs the Canadian Government to Ask the Americans (Again) to Fix ITAR rules

On November 12, 2008, the Ottawa Business Journal ran an article entitled “Defence industry pushes for reform of U.S. export controls” abouts the Canadian defence industry’s desire for a flexible application of the ITAR rules...

Which Canadian Politicians Said What About NAFTA Before Senators Clinton and Obama

There is a lot of NAFTA-bashing by the left-leaning politicians on both sides of the Canada-United States border.  As a law professor teaching a course on NAFTA and bilateral trading arrangements at case Western Reserve...

NAFTA vs PNTR

The following editorial appeared on Boston.com, a web-site related to the Boston Globe.  The author makes a good point - however, Senators Clinton and Obama would not, as President, have the authority to kick China out of...

Changes to NAFTA Procurred By Threats Would Be Without Legal Effect

When Senator Obama talked about renegotiating parts of NAFTA, he said:

“I will make sure that we renegotiate ... I think we should use the hammer of a potential opt-out as leverage to ensure that we actually get labour and...

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...

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...

Compliance with U.S. ITARs Causes Problems for Canadian Companies - Part II - U.S. ITARS vs Human Rights Laws in Quebec/Canada

On January 17, 2008, the Quebec Human Rights Commission issued a press release regarding the settlement of the Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. case, which involved the company's decision not to hire a prospective intern who...

Entering Canada to Study or Work - Read this Guide

On December 24, 2007, the Canada Border Services Agency issued a new Guide "Entering Canada to Study of Work".  It is a helpful reference guide that informs visitors of the rules to make entry a more pleasant...

Ontario Announces Land Transfer Tax Refund Program Expansion

Effective December 13, 2007, the Government of Ontario will give first-time home buyers or newly constructed and resale homes a refund on up to $2,000 of the land transfer tax paid in connection with the acquisition. ...