Canadian Business Law, 3rd Edition - "Dig Deeper" Links

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Chapter 1: Foundations of Business Law in Canada

Page 7: See the full text of the Civil Code of Quebec on the Quebec government’s website.

Page 10: The authority of Canada’s federal parliament is outlined in Section 91 of the Constitution Act, 1867, which includes numerous areas directly related to conducting business, including banking, intellectual property, and regulating trade.

Page 15: Various viewpoints on how the Charter of Rights and Freedoms has changed many aspects of Canadian society, including business:

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Chapter 2: Resolving Disputes and Navigating Canada’s Court System

Page 34: The website of the Law Society of Ontario (formerly Law Society of Upper Canada) provides a lawyer referral service and information on the regulation of lawyers and paralegals in Ontario. The LSO also certifies lawyers to carry on practice as specialists. You can use the LSO’s database to search for a lawyer or paralegal according to area of practice or specialization.

Some additional provincial law societies:

Page 39: Find help on representing yourself in Small Claims Court on the Attorney General’s website and the Law Help Ontario website.

Page 42: The Court Services section of the Attorney General’s website provides an introduction to civil legal actions in the Superior Court.

Page 59: Find information on the ADR process on the ADR Institute of Canada website and at adric.ca.

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Chapter 3: Tort Law

Page 73: The Cyberlibel website provides information on protecting businesses from vicarious liability for employees’ defamatory remarks.

Page 84: The Canada Business Network offers ideas and resources for business owners to manage risk in their day-to-day operations:

Page 91: The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada offers tips to help businesses avoid contravening privacy laws.

Page 96: The Insurance Bureau of Canada offers information on risk management, internal fraud, crisis preparedness, and other relevant topics.

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Chapter 4: Understanding Contracts

Page 130: The federal government assists provincial governments with disaster relief for businesses. Links are included for BC and Ontario programs:

Page 134: See the full text of the Arbitration Act, 1991.

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Chapter 5: Working with Contracts

Page 148: The e-laws website has the full text of the Electronic Commerce Act, 2000.

Page 150: The Canada Border Service Agency offers a step-by-step guide to importing commercial goods into Canada.

Page 151: Keeping current with industry regulations and standards is crucial to ensuring a business avoids legal exposure.

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Chapter 6: Facilitating Business, Protecting Consumers, and Safeguarding the Marketplace


Page 188: The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services website provides up-to-date information on services that the Ontario government offers consumers.

Page 190: Consumer Protection Ontario provides consumers with helpful information about debt collection in “Collection Agency: Your Rights,” online.

Page 191: Health Canada provides extensive information on the regulation of food and drugs on its website.

Page 192: Health Canada provides background information about the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act in the Consumer Product Safety section of its website.

Page 198: The Competition Bureau website provides tools and services to help businesses comply with the Competition Act:

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Chapter 7: Forms of Carrying On Business

Page 211: The Canada Business Network website provides information on different business forms and government requirements for registration.

Page 215: The business services page on the ServiceOntario website provides forms and information related to registering a business name as well as other legal compliance reporting.

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Chapter 8: Banking, Financing, and Debtor-Creditor Law

Page 272: For an example of a financial services agreement, check the TD Canada Trust website.

Page 283: Learn more about Equifax and TransUnion, two of the larger credit reporting agencies, from their websites:

Page 289: You can find information on bankruptcy, obtaining a trustee, and bankruptcy searches on the Bankruptcy Canada website and the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada website.

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Chapter 9: Workplace Law

Page 333: The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s guidelines and policy papers are available on its website.

Page 335: A copy of the employment standards poster is available on the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s website.

Page 335: The Ministry of Labour website is constantly updated with new information on employment standards.

Page 342: The Ministry of Labour website provides information on workplace health and safety requirements.

Page 345: The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board website contains useful fact sheets on occupational diseases.

Page 346: The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board website provides information on how to maintain a healthy and safe workplace environment.

Page 354: To learn more about unions, visit websites for Labour Relations Boards and Federations of Labour in various Canadian provinces. Some are included here:

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Chapter 10: Property Law

Page 385: The Insurance Bureau of Canada website has detailed checklists that help businesses manage insurance risks.

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Chapter 11: Intellectual Property and Business Law in the Digital Age

Page 403: The Canadian Intellectual Property Office website has a database of patent descriptions and images for over 90 years of patents.

Page 406: You can search registered trademarks in Canada at the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

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