Canada introduces major changes to the labor code

The Canadian government passed Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act of 2018, No. 2, which amends the Canadian Labor Code and the Employment Insurance Act. Bill C-86 creates pay equity legislation and introduces substantial changes to leave and termination policies. […]

Canada federal pay equity legislation enacted

Bill C-86 passed the Canadian Parliament on 3 December 2018, and is awaiting Royal Assent. The bill enacts the Pay Equity Act, which requires federal public and private sector employers that have 10 or more employees to establish and maintain a […]

Ontario passes Pay Transparency Act

On 6 December 2018, the Canadian government passed Bill 57. The bill postpones the implementation of Bill 203, the Ontario Pay Transparency Act, 2018, from 1 January 2019, to a later date to be named by the Lieutenant Governor. The […]


Canada to legalize recreational cannabis

Bill C-45, the Cannabis Federal Act, received Royal Assent on 21 June 2018. The Bill legalizes and regulates the production, distribution and sale of recreational cannabis across the country. The Act is expected to enter into force on 17 October […]