Canadian Legislation and Regulations

No matter how big the business, understanding and complying with Canada’s various forms of legislative and regulatory requirements can be daunting. With Federal and Provincial governments each having their own and sometimes competing set of regulations, the risk of non-compliance for businesses is real. This is further complicated by the differing regulatory requirements that occur by industry, product, service offering, and even the type of legal entity under which a business operates. Add to this, the cross-jurisdictional requirements that a national operation has to navigate and the complexities can become dizzying.

Take for example, a health-related business: approvals and packaging are governed at the Federal level, but consumer protection regulations fall under the Provincial governments across the country. And if you operate with a distribution network or franchise that spans multiple jurisdictions, the levels of compliance only compound.

The key to compliance is expert planning. The reality is that business requirements and regulations in Canada are not abating, but rather becoming increasingly prescriptive and complex.  This creates a significant challenge for businesses earnestly attempting to comply. Strategic preparation is critical to navigating the Canadian legislative and regulatory landscape.

At Osler, we support businesses of all sizes and from all industries through the complex web of rules and regulations. We act as your strategic business partner and work with you to understand your short and long term needs, goals and objectives. We can support you in generating the policies, standard operating procedures and documentation you need to show diligence in a regulatory setting. Our experts can also help train your organization about the legal requirements that are key to compliance. We do this, in part, by assessing what processes and resources you already have in place and customizing processes that help you to ensure your immediate and ongoing compliance. And we assist in integrating these processes into your day-to-day operations, tailored to both your core operational needs and the long-term prosperity of your business. Our experts at Osler know how to advise on your compliance issues, so that you can focus on your business.



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