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Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 8:11 AM

Securities regulators warn about risks of trading cryptocurrency Louis Morisset

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has issued a warning to investors and dealers about futures contracts involving cryptocurrencies, such as the digital currency bitcoin. While such contracts may be traded on regulated exchanges and cleared by regulated central counterparties, cryptocurrencies carry a high level of risk unsuitable for all investors, they cautioned. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 12:13 PM

New members join Gilbert’s LLP

Toronto-based Gilbert’s LLP has welcomed two new partners and a new associate. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

Monaghan Reain Lui Taylor LLP names new partner

Emily Stock is the newest member of Monaghan Reain Lui Taylor LLP — better known as MRLT. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 3:19 PM

McCarthy Tétrault associate awarded Meritorious Service Medal

Governor General Julie Payette has awarded the Meritorious Service Medal to Adam Goldenberg for his efforts to ensure remote First Nations communities are served by qualified teachers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 3:12 PM

New Vancouver-based partner at BLG

Sarah Bird is now a partner and member of the corporate commercial group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

Canada’s provincial business immigration programs turn to two-step process

Provincial entrepreneur programs increasingly require candidates to spend up to two years in Canada on a conditional temporary work permit before being issued a nomination for permanent residence. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

Net neutrality: Ensuring free flow of information while protecting ISP networks

Net neutrality received considerable attention at the end of 2017 after the announcement from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission stating its intention, and later its decision, to repeal U.S. net neutrality regulations passed by the Obama administration. At present, there appears to be little appetite for similar action scaling back of net neutrality from the Canadian government or the CRTC. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 8:22 AM

Tax Views: Complex, uncertain split income rules not a good start to 2018 | Vern Krishna

We start the new year enthusiastic about our achievements in Canada. We are also mindful of the chaos that the minister of Finance caused last year with his tax reform proposals to promote so-called “fairness” for the middle class. The new taxes on split income (TOSI) target income shifting among shareholders of private corporations, such as professional corporations. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 3:36 PM

Clark Wilson LLP adds three partners, three associates

The employment roster at Vancouver-based Clark Wilson LLP has changed, with the naming of three partners and the hiring of three new associates. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 3:20 PM

Six Stewart McKelvey associates named partner

Stewart McKelvey is starting off the new year by adding six new partners in three of its Atlantic Canada offices. All were associates at the firm. ... [read more]