Canada’s sweeping trade deal with the European Union is expected to be implemented early next year. As reported previously, the government of Canada has tabled Bill C-30 to ratify CETA, which proposes significant changes to the Patent Act and the PM(NOC) regime, as well as geographic indications under the Trade-marks Act.
Bill C-30 will receive Royal Assent, and become law in Canada, once it passes through both the House of Commons and the Senate.
On December 13, 2013, Bill C-30 passed a second reading in the House of Commons by a comfortable margin of 266 to 39. Bill C-30 … Continue Reading
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The Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe has been appointed the new Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment (CSEC).
The Commissioner’s role is, among other things, to provide independent review of the CSEC’s activities and undertake investigations in response to complaints.
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