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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]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 2:37 PM

Gowling WLG grows team

As of the first of the year, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP has 19 new partners. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 2:13 PM

Low fine collection by securities regulators not due to lax enforcement, observers say W. Fraser McDonald, Allen McDonald Swartz LLP

Over the past few months, there has been increasing focus on provincial securities regulators and their records of collecting fines from individuals convicted of securities fraud. Politicians and the media alike have called out the regulators for not adequately enforcing the fines they have levied. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 8:59 AM

The smart approach to foreign exchange in accounting of profits cases foreign_exchange_sm

The accounting of profits award in Dow Chemical Co. v. Nova Chemicals Corp. 2017 FC 350 is one of the largest awards for intellectual property infringement in Canadian history ($644 million). I have written about some aspects of the case previously; in this article, I will discuss Justice Simon Fothergill’s treatment of the issue of foreign exchange rates. ... [read more]

Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 1:53 PM

Blakes partner gets government appointment

Randall Hofley, a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, has been named as general counsel and senior enforcement adviser at the Competition Bureau Legal Services (CBLS). ... [read more]

Friday, January 05, 2018 @ 10:48 AM

Mulroney’s former chief of staff passes away

Stanley H. Hartt, who had a long career in politics, government and the law, has died. ... [read more]