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Canada is Not the 51st State

Gordon B. Greenwood

It is not uncommon for some Canadians to become annoyed at Americans who tend to view Canada as the 51st State.  What is actually more annoying, is when Canadian journalists …

Many of you know that in October of 2016 the Minister of Health launched a Healthy Eating Strategy for Canada.  As part of this strategy Health Canada is in the …

Our managing partner recently wrote a blog about the disparity between the rules governing truth in advertising by advertisers, but the lack of rules governing truth in criticism of those …

In my penultimate blog (Advertising self-regulation part 5) in this series, I discussed the Appeal process of the Advertiser Dispute Procedure under Advertising Standards Canada (ASC).  In this …

Virtually everyone thinks of misleading advertising as originating only with a manufacturer or seller of a product and designed to deceive the public into buying their wares.  However, I have …

In my last blog (Advertising self-regulation Part 4) I discussed the Advertiser Dispute procedure under Advertising Standards Canada (ASC).  But what happens if you, as an advertiser, bring …

A responsible advertiser ensures that advertisements are compliant with the applicable legislation and, if they are in any of the five regulated categories (see my previous blog – Advertising –

Although advertisements in five regulated categories (see my last blog) need to be pre-cleared before they can be aired in Canada, you may still see ads in non-broadcast media (such …

As I discussed in my last blog, the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards (the “Code”) sets out the criteria for acceptable advertising in Canada. The Code is administered by Advertising …

We are heading into the closing moments of the 3rd period of this blog…

 

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