New Coming into Force Date for Divorce Act amendments

Amendments to the Divorce Act in former Bill C-78 were scheduled to come into force on July 1, 2020. As a result of delays to implementation efforts at both the provincial/territorial and federal levels caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new coming into force date of March 1, 2021 has been approved by Treasury Board.

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Notice to the Profession: Health Canada Fentanyl and Acetylfentanyl Certificates

Since February 22, 2018, all Fentanyl Certificates of Analyst that the Public Prosecution Service of Canada has received from Health Canada’s Drug Analysis Service have stated that they analysed the substance to be “Fentanyl or an isomer thereof.” The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Schedule I, item 16, does not list “isomers” as one of the included substances of Fentanyl.

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