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Contest Links

CANADIAN CONTEST RULES & FORMS

Need contest rules and forms for a Canadian Contest?: I offer a selection of Canadian contest rules and forms for common types of Canadian contests. For more information see: Contest Forms.

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The following are some key Canadian promotional contest (sweepstakes) law related links:

GENERAL OVERVIEWS

Canadian Contest Law

Canadian Contest FAQs

Canadian Contest Law & Tips

Canadian Contest Tips

LEGISLATION

CASL (Canadian anti-spam legislation)

Competition Act

Criminal Code

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Trade-marks Act

COMPETITION BUREAU

Competition Bureau

General

The Little Black Book of Scams: Advertisement Material

Enforcement Guidelines

Application of the Competition Act to Representations on the Internet

Deceptive Notices of Winning a Prize – Section 53 of the Competition Act

Promotional Contests – Section 74.06 of the Competition Act

Telemarketing – Section 52.1 of the Competition Act

Bulletins

Competition Bureau Fee and Service Standards Handbook for Written Opinions

Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin

Pamphlets

Deceptive Prize Notices

False or Misleading Representations and Deceptive Marketing Practices

What You Should Know About Telemarketing

SOCIAL MEDIA SITES:
TERMS OF USE

Facebook – Promotions Terms

Google+ Contests and Promotions Policy

Pinterest – Promotions and Marketing Terms

Twitter – Guidelines for Contests on Twitter

CASL (ANTI-SPAM RESOURCES)

CRTC – CASL FAQS

CRTC – CASL Information Bulletins

CRTC CASL Regulations

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SERVICES

Contest Law

I offer a full range of Canadian contest legal services for compliance with the Competition Act, Criminal Code and other relevant laws.  My services include: preparing contests to comply with relevant federal laws, drafting short and long contest rules and statutory disclosure, reviewing promotional contest marketing and advertising materials for Canadian advertising law compliance and winner releases.

Advertising Law

I help clients practically navigate Canada’s advertising and marketing laws and offer Canadian advertising law services in relation to print, online, new media, social media and e-mail marketing.

My Canadian advertising law services include advice in relation to: anti-spam legislation (CASL); Competition Bureau complaints; the general misleading advertising provisions of the Competition Act; Internet, new media and social media advertising and marketing; promotional contests (sweepstakes); and sales and promotions. I also provide advice relating to specific types of advertising issues, including performance claims, testimonials, disclaimers and native advertising.

Competition Law

I offer business and individual clients efficient and strategic advice in relation to competition/antitrust, advertising, Internet and new media law and contest law.  I also offer competition and regulatory law compliance, education and policy services to companies, trade and professional associations and government agencies.

My experience includes counseling clients on the application of Canadian competition and regulatory laws and I have worked on hundreds of domestic and cross-border competition, advertising and marketing, promotional contest (sweepstakes), conspiracy (cartel), abuse of dominance, compliance, refusal to deal, pricing and distribution, Investment Canada Act and merger matters.

To contact me about a potential legal matter: contact.