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Last night, the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador secured a convincing mandate from the people of the province, winning 31 of 40 seats in the province’s provincial election. In winning a...

On November 16, 2015, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger outlined his government’s agenda for the next session of the Manitoba legislature in the Speech from the Throne. 

In the last Throne...

A new Franchises Act was passed by the B.C. legislature on October 20, but has not yet been proclaimed. Government is now seeking input on a proposed regulation on disclosure until January 15,...

RCC Budget Perspective:

Faced with a continuing revenue shortfall due to low oil prices, Finance Minister Joe Ceci presented a 5-year economic plan in his first Provincial Budget...

This note will not go into election dynamics and results, which have been extensively covered elsewhere but will deal instead with the implications of the election outcome for retailers, followed...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was agreed to in principle by TPP negotiators in Atlanta this morning.

This historic agreement represents over 40% of the world’s economy. It includes 11...

The Government of British Columbia introduced a new Franchises Act in the legislature on Monday. The legislation is expected to pass the legislature this fall and become law in 2016 as both the...

Effective October 1, 2015, Ontario’s minimum wage will increase by 25 cents to $11.25 per hour. This represents a 2.2 percent increase to the province’s minimum wage.

Students under 18 who...

On May 8, 2015, the Superior Court of Quebec confirmed that the addition of any extra charges to the advertised price of a product or service is prohibited, even if a customer or client has prior...

In a victory for the position taken by the majority of retailers, voters in Metro Vancouver have defeated a plebiscite question to partially fund transportation infrastructure projects through a...

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