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Member Exclusive – Legal and Regulatory Virtual Seminar – February 10

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Join us for our Legal and Regulatory Virtual Seminar, taking place on February 10, 2021, from 1 pm to 5 pm EST.


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1:00 pm – Introduction

Peter Maddox, DSA Canada President.





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1:10 pm – Competition Bureau Update

Lawrence Zuker, Senior Competition Law Officer, Canadian Competition Bureau

Guidance on the Competition Bureau’s policies and procedures relating to the administration of sections 55 and 55.1 of the Competition Act.




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Fadi Amine, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP

An important conversation about recent product-related class actions in Quebec and how they impact your business.




Jack millar 2 012:05 pm – Dispute Resolution Clauses/Independent Contractor Status

Jack Millar, Senior Partner, Millar Kreklewetz LLP

A look at two of the most dynamic and important issues for the modern direct selling industry.




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2:30 pm – Influencer Marketing

Catherine Bate, Chief Legal & Policy Officer, Ad Standards Canada

Learn more about the rules that apply to influencer marketing, and how to stay on the right side of applicable laws.




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3:00 pm – Income Disclosure Statements/Distributor Compliance

Michael Weinberger, Associate, Siskinds

Make sure you are informed about your income disclosure requirements and managing distributor compliance.




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3:25 pm – The Latest in Product Regulation

Lewis Retik, Partner, Gowling WLG

A discussion of the challenges and opportunities created by Canada’s product approval process, particularly as it relates to health products.




Brian avalara white 013:50 pm – Sales Tax Update

Brian Brown, Strategic Partner Manager, Avalara

An opportunity to gain an up-to-date understanding of the sales tax landscape in Canada.




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Wendy Hulton, Partner, Dickinson Wright LLP

This timely session will consider forthcoming changes to Canada’s privacy laws, as well as the latest on employment agreements.




4:40 pm – Question and Answer Period


5:00 pm – Seminar Ends


This is an excellent opportunity for all employees of DSA member companies to gain insight on important legal, compliance and regulatory issues impacting direct selling. Attendees will have the ability to ask questions and share solutions.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
  • Time: 1 pm – 5 pm EST
  • Venue:  Zoom meeting

For questions about this event, please contact Tara at tara@dsa.ca or 647-960-6908.

Register by February 9, 2021, by clicking on the link below.