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  • 2 Oct 2023 11:00 AM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    REGISTER NOW: CAN-TECH Law 2023 Fall Conference

    When: October 25 - 26
    Where: Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto

    REGISTER HERE to join your peers and take advantage of this opportunity to gain solutions to current and complex issues arising in technology law.

    Register for our exclusive dinner event following the cocktail reception on October 25 and build on your opportunity to network with peers, engage in insightful discussions, and relax in a refined space after a day filled with learning and interaction.


     CPD Confirmed:

    1 Hour of EDI.

    1 Hour and 30 Minutes of Professionalism.

    18 Hours and 15 Minutes of Substantive.

    Leading topics will include:
    • Legal Generative AI: Managing Practice and Ethical Risks for Lawyers
    • Regulatory Reporting Report Card: guidance from behind the curtain on data breach
    • Lifecycle of Technology Contracts: Navigating Provisions from Negotiation to Litigation
    • The Law of Robotics: Technological and Legal Challenges Impacting Humanity?
    • Children's Privacy: Codes and Beyond
    • IP in the Metaverse
    • Regulatory Landscape of Digital Tokens in Canada: From Bitcoin to NFTs
    • Quebec Privacy Update
    • Understanding Obligations, Weighing Risks and Preparing for Change under the Proposed Critical Cyber Systems Protection Act
    • Governing Laws: Hear from Local Tech Counsel on What You Risk When You Stray from Your Province
    • Strengthening the External and In-House Counsel Partnership: Insights and Operational Realities
    • Ransomware Attack: Can You Negotiate Your Way Out?
    • How to Tackle Micro-Inequities as Lawyers: Practical Tips for Your Workplace
    • Generative AI: Show and Tell
    Final Program Details



    Member Conference only:

    • CAN-TECH Law Member : $1,695 + tax
    • CAN-TECH Law Member (In-house/Gov) : $975 + tax
    • Student : $300 + tax
    Member Conference and 2024 membership renewal:
    • CAN-TECH Law Member Bundle (Under 5 Years: $1,845 + tax
    • CAN-TECH Law Member Bundle (Over 5 Years: $1,970 + tax
    • CAN-TECH Law Member Bundle (In-House/Gov) : $1,150 + tax
    • Student Bundle : $330 + tax
    Non-member Conference only:
    • Non-member : $1,895 + tax
    • Non-member (In-house/Gov) : $1,275 + tax
    • Student : $300 + tax

    Non-member Conference and 2023/2024 membership:

    • Non-Member Bundle (Under 5 Years) : $1,845 + tax
    • Non-Member Bundle (Over 5 Years) : $1,995 + tax
    • Non-member Bundle (In-house/Gov) : $1,175 + tax
    • Student Bundle : $330 + tax


    Join us for an exclusive dinner event following the cocktail reception at the CAN-TECH Law Fall Conference. This dinner is not just about the delightful three-course meal or the two complimentary drink tickets; it's an opportunity to network with peers, engage in insightful discussions, and relax in a refined space after a day filled with learning and interaction. 


    • Dining Experience: Enjoy a meticulously crafted three-course meal that showcases a blend of traditional and contemporary culinary techniques.
    • Beverage Selection: We've curated a range of beverages to complement your meal, including fine wines and refreshing sparkling drinks, ensuring there's something to suit every palate.
    • Networking Opportunities: The CAN-TECH Law Conference Dinner is more than just food and drink; it's a platform for meaningful interactions. Engage in insightful conversations, share experiences, and build connections with fellow attendees, industry leaders, and speakers.

    Date & Time: October 25, 2023 - 7-9 p.m.

    Location: The Great Hall, Hart House

    Price: $130 plus HST

    • Three-course dinner.
    • Fine wine and drink options.
    • Networking and socializing with colleagues thought-leaders alike.

     Sponsored by:



    Interested in sponsoring the 2023 CAN-TECH Law Fall Conference? See the above link for details on sponsorship opportunities, or email for more details.

  • 1 Oct 2023 4:18 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Dive into the world of artificial intelligence with the Women in TECH Book Club Event, reading "Klara and the Sun."

    Join us in celebrating the power of literature and technology with the Women in Technology (WIT) committee of the CAN-TECH Law Association for a special book club evening. On November 1, starting at 6 pm at C'Est What?, 67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B5, we'll gather to discuss the captivating novel "Klara and the Sun," engage with fellow technology enthusiasts, and enjoy a delightful selection of appetizers and drinks. This event is more than just a book club; it's an opportunity to explore the intersection of technology and humanity, network with like-minded individuals, and immerse yourself in an inspiring fusion of intellectual exploration and social connection. Whether you're passionate about artificial intelligence, curious about legal perspectives, or simply love a good book, this evening is designed for you.

    Cocktails, Canapés, and Book Discussion: 6 p.m.

    Location: C'est What?, 67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B5

    Cost: $35

    What's Included:

    • A copy of the book "Klara and the Sun" by Kazuo Ishiguro (pick up at Osler offices in First Canadian Place) - A $35 Value
    • A VAST selection of appetizers and canapés catering to all dietary restrictions.
    • A drink ticket for any drink of your choice

    About the Book:

    "Klara and the Sun" explores themes of artificial intelligence, humanity, and the essence of consciousness. Engage in a stimulating discussion about the novel's profound insights and connect with fellow technology enthusiasts.

    How to Register:

    Register Here to secure your spot. Seats are limited to 30 attendees, so register immediately.

    Book Collection:

    Email (with a cc’ to to advise on when you would like to collect your book.

    Pick up your copy at the Osler Toronto office: Osler Hoskin and Harcourt, First Canadian Place, 100, 1 King St W Suite 6200, Toronto, ON M5X 1B8.

    No Refunds:

    Please note that there are no refunds for this event.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Thank You to Our Sponsors!

  • 29 Sep 2023 11:12 AM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Courts continue to approve various internet-based modes of serving process in litigation

    Over the many years this newsletter has been published, the editors have tried to monitor and occasionally report on cases where courts approve internet-based methods of substituted service (i.e., where personal service cannot be achieved on a party, a court-approved way of bringing court documents to the party’s attention).

    For more details, please click here.

  • 29 Sep 2023 11:11 AM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Said to be an interim measure until AI specific legislation comes into effect

    While the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (being one part of Bill C-27, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022) winds its way through Parliament, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry has released what is called the “Voluntary Code of Conduct on the Responsible Development and Management of Advanced Generative AI Systems.”

    For more details, please click here.

  • 29 Sep 2023 11:09 AM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Privacy law changes will have a significant effect outside of the province and brings huge possible penalties

    The next phase of updates to both the public and private sector privacy laws in Quebec came into effect on September 22, 2023.

    For more details, please click here.

  • 29 Sep 2023 11:08 AM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    OPC concluded that Canada Post did not have implied authorization for the creation of targeted marketing lists derived from a range of sources, including envelopes and packages.

    For more details, please click here.

  • 29 Sep 2023 11:06 AM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Nova Scotia court awards heavy damages and injunctions for defamation of foreign national

    In Abdelkader v. Khalil, Justice Gail Gatchalian of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia presided over a summary judgment motion in a defamation action. The plaintiff was a high-ranking employee of the government of Egypt, who lived in Cairo.

    For more details, please click here.

  • 20 Jun 2023 5:38 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    The Department of Finance Canada has launched a wide-ranging consultation, seeking input on a range of topics that will be of interest to technology lawyers and their clients.

    For more details, please click here

  • 20 Jun 2023 5:37 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Materials gathered from internet improperly admitted in contested family law case

    In J.N. v. C.G., the Ontario Court of Appeal heard an appeal from a lower court judge’s decision awarding the mother of two children decision-making authority regarding whether the children should receive the COVID vaccine. The father (from whom the mother was divorced), who wanted the children vaccinated, had applied for decision-making authority but was opposed by the mother, who did not want the children vaccinated. In support of her argument the mother filed numerous unsworn “reports,” excerpts from publications that purported to be medical journals, and opinions given by people whose professional qualifications (if any) were not established or verifiable. The trial judge relied on these as essentially providing expert evidence, at least to the effect that the efficacy and safety of the COVID vaccines was not established and that suggestions that they were had been authoritatively disputed. On the father’s appeal, the Court of Appeal ruled that the judge had erred in so doing, in reasons that are worth quoting at some length:

    For more details, please click here

  • 20 Jun 2023 5:36 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Decision, in a de novo hearing, turned on lack of evidence related to “inadequate consent”

    On April 13, 2023, the Federal Court of Canada released an important decision as part of the still ongoing saga related to the “Cambridge Analytica” incident involving Facebook. The decision by Justice Manson follows the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s application for a determination that Facebook had violated the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. 

    For more details, please click here

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