The Government of Canada has agreed to RCC’s and other industry groups’ request to suspend CASL’s lawsuit provisions.

This means that individuals or groups will not be able to file for damages for alleged violations of the law. Enforcement will remain solely with the CRTC and the Federal Government.

These “private right of action” provisions would have created significant business uncertainty by allowing individuals to file for up to $1 million per day per contravention in addition to actual damages. They were scheduled to come into force on July 1.

RCC has been advocating that these provisions be delayed until the Government has had the opportunity to review the law. This review is scheduled for later this year.

The decision was made public yesterday, June 7, and a press release was issued.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact: Jason McLinton, Vice President, Grocery Division and Regulatory Affairs at: [email protected] or 613-656-7903