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Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

Capacity limits eased for select settings where proof of vaccination required, Ontario announces

On Sept. 24, the Ontario government announced that capacity limits for “select indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required” would be “cautiously” eased due to stable public health indicators. According to a government release, capacity limits will be increased effective Sept. 25 at 12:01 a.m. ... [read more]

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 2:27 PM

New associate joins DLA Piper’s Toronto office

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomed Mackenzie Jordan to the firm’s Toronto office as an associate in the securities and capital markets group. ... [read more]

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 2:26 PM

Ex-ambassador joins Bennett Jones as senior adviser

Bennett Jones announced that Jonathan Fried has joined the firm as a senior adviser in Ottawa. ... [read more]

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 2:15 PM

Canada’s advance pricing arrangement program: Application and key considerations Businessman crossing between two blocks over money

In part one of our series, we explored Canada’s advance pricing arrangement (APA) program, specifically looking at the interplay between years under audit and prospective years, and the types of APAs that can be negotiated between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the taxpayer. In this second part, we will review how the APA is applied and explore key considerations when looking at whether or not a taxpayer is a good candidate for the APA program. ... [read more]

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 9:53 AM

INTERPRETATION - Surrounding circumstances - Commercial reasonableness - Extrinsic evidence and parole evidence rule - Relevance of negotiations

Appeal by Ontario and OLG from a decision dismissing their appeals from an arbitration award finding the appellants breached a Gaming Revenue Sharing and Financial Agreement with the respondent First Nations Partnership and awarding them damages. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 2:11 PM

Fighting fraud: Small business edition Fraudface

A phishing scam targets a small business. An employee steals from a small family-run business for over 18 months. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 2:03 PM - Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 3:50 PM

Flags still at half-mast, but have we stopped noticing? | Maggie Wente and Sarah Clarke

After the T’kemlups te Secwepemc Nation discovered 615 bodies of dead First Nations children in unmarked graves on the grounds of a former residential school near its community, the nation reeled. People hung orange shirts, and dropped off tiny shoes on the steps of churches and Parliament. People marvelled at this “dark chapter,” and at how they didn’t know. People marched. People emoted on social media for days. The nation seemed shocked and everyone said we wanted better. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 12:30 PM

Supreme Court of Canada won’t hear s. 12 Charter attack on regulatory mandatory minimum fines

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that it will not hear an appeal from a failed Charter challenge by a Quebec project manager slapped with a mandatory minimum fine for violating the province’s Building Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 11:14 AM

Paliare Roland team grows by three associates

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP announced that former articling and summer students Lauren Rainsford, Evan Snyder and William Webb have joined the firm as associates. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 11:12 AM

Gowling adds tax partner in Calgary

Gowling WLG welcomed Lesley Kim to its national tax group as a partner based in the firm’s Calgary office. ... [read more]