Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations Discussions regarding the draft Governor in Council regulations issued pursuant to Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Provision regarding definition of "Family Relationship" and "Personal Relationship" (s. 2); Business to Business exemption (s. 3(a)(ii)); Referral Relationship (s. 4(1); Conditions for Use of Consent in s. 5(1)(b) and Specified Computer Programs; Scope of commercial electronic messages, service and transactional messages and warranty, recall, safety and security messages definitions and exemptions under s. 6(5); affiliated entity references in messages seeking consent; exemptions for out-of-country messages and closed message systems; transfer of consents to successor entities; "Conspicuously Published" exception; scope of "Business Card" exception (s. 10(9)(d)); Transition and Coming into Force provisions.
Policies or Program
Discussions with federal officials in the Departments of Employment and Social Development, Citizenship and Immigration, Industry Canada and Privy Council Office regarding the establishment of the British Columbia Excellence Centre to facilitate entry into Canada of foreign nationals to work in software development on a rotational basis under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.
Industry Canada consultation on the Digital Economy entitled “Improving Canada’s Digital Advantage: Strategies for Sustainable Prosperity” as it relates to the creation of a national Digital Economy Strategy.
Intellectual Property policy affecting information technology companies.
Internet safety and security policy affecting information technology companies.