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Q: For foreign businesses operating in Canada, do they follow Canadian province laws or those of their own country?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar

A: They could be required to follow both. This is a complex question and could require consulting with attorneys in both jurisdictions. If it comes to issues such as real estate leases, employment law, environmental compliance, those could likely be governed by the laws of Canada, unless otherwise agreed upon. But there could be aspects of your business governed by the laws of the nation where your business is incorporated or has its principle place of business. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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