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Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 3:34 PM

Morneau addresses venture capital, angel investments and tax policy

In order to talk about venture capital and angel investments, on Oct. 20, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau visited the country's best-known technology startup region, Waterloo, Ont. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 3:46 PM

Morneau explains capital gains tax policy about-face

For the past two days, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been making announcements to clarify the government's proposed changes to the tax system. On day three of his public relations campaign, Morneau addressed the issue of income and capital gains. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:22 PM

Justice Minc has high hopes for Concordia’s jurist in residence program Morton Minc

Justice Morton Minc wants to educate and influence the next generation of lawyers before they even get to law school. That’s why he’s excited to be serving as the first jurist in residence at Montreal's Concordia University. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Along with the name change, law society should also look at title insurance | Julius Melnitzer

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) will be changing its name. Let’s hope it doesn’t use the occasion to toss its sticky if not seamy underside into the compost bin. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 3:21 PM

Federal government clarifies tax changes

The federal government is once again attempting to get the message out that updates to the tax system are indeed designed to make wealthier Canadians pay their fair share and are not intended to penalize middle class business owners. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 3:08 PM

SCC to hear novel case on lawyers’ liability for client referrals that go bad Doug Mitchell

The Supreme Court of Canada has announced it will address for the first time the legal jeopardy and financial liability faced by lawyers when their referrals of clients to other service providers turn sour. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 12:51 PM

Ontario challenges legal technology firms to use artificial intelligence Chris Bentley

There is $80,000 in seed funding to be won by Ontario-based technology companies that can apply artificial intelligence (AI) to legal innovation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 8:47 AM

Tax treatments of professional corporations: How to change

Professional corporations allow lawyers to enjoy the tax benefits of a small business corporation, although not the limited liability protection. The professional corporation is the most tax efficient structure available for a sole proprietorship or small partnership. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 1:13 PM

Self-represented litigants invited to Ontario law schools for awareness event Julie Macfarlane

Law schools across Ontario will have fuller classes than usual on Oct. 4. That’s when self-represented litigants will be taking in lectures alongside regular students. Classroom attendance is just one of the activities planned for Self-Represented Litigants Awareness Day. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Hi Tech: Outdated technology bad for your client, firm and the law | Luigi Benetton

BlackBerries still serve their owners well. But other outdated technologies still being uses by Canadian lawyers can cause consequences worse than teasing. ... [read more]