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Legal Considerations for Foreign Investors in Canadian Companies

Understanding Regulatory Frameworks for Foreign Investment in Canada Navigating Federal and Provincial Legislation Investing in Canadian companies requires a thorough understanding of the country’s unique legal landscape. Canada is a federal state with 10 provinces and three territories, each with its own government and legislative authority. The Constitution Act, 1867, clearly delineates the division of...

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Guide to Health Canada’s Medical Device Establishment Licence (MDEL) in Canada

Understanding the Medical Device Establishment Licence (MDEL) Requirements Prohibition and Compliance for Class II, III, and IV Medical Devices In Canada, the sale and distribution of Class II, III, and IV medical devices are strictly regulated to ensure safety and effectiveness. Manufacturers and distributors must obtain a Medical Device Establishment Licence (MDEL) before they can...

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Guide to the Investment Canada Act

Understanding the Investment Canada Act Historical Background and Purpose The Investment Canada Act (ICA) was established as a critical piece of legislation to oversee foreign investment in Canada, ensuring that such investments are beneficial to the country. The Act serves as a gatekeeper, determining whether proposed foreign investments in Canadian businesses are of ‘net benefit’...

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