Introducing: Member Exclusive Guidebooks

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Now Available: Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL)

Guidelines for Responsible Transmission of Electronic Messages (CEM's)

Retail Council of Canada (RCC) in collaboration with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg has updated its popular Member Exclusive Guidebook on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. RCC’s first Anti-Spam members’ only Guidebook was published in 2014.

This second release includes key updates on CRTC guidance around compliance programs and record-keeping, as well as some considerations around recent cases.

RCC will be hosting a Webinar in February to review the Guidebook and answer member questions on this important legislation.


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Now Available: Safe Food for Canadians: Meeting Regulatory Requirements

ATTENTION: Retailers who sell food in Canada, especially leaders of quality insurance, regulatory compliance.


The biggest changes in the last 25 years are soon to be implemented by the Government of Canada. Affected will be the management and operational practices for retailers who sell, ship or import food products between provinces. Increased food traceability requirements as well as penalties for non-compliance are being introduced that you MUST be aware of. To help members comply, Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has both prepared a bilingual Member Exclusive Guidebook to explain the new regulations.


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Now Available: Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

This Guidebook answers retailers’ 29 most frequently asked questions about importing and exporting European goods and provides handy charts to make navigating CETA easier. Find out about the new opportunities for your business that the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) has created.


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Now Available: Ordinary Selling Price Representations in Canada 

Learn how to avoid issues in complying with the Canadian Competition Act’s regulations governing representations about sales and savings.