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Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 2:37 PM

Lessons from Dr. Dre: Is your high-powered trademark ready for divorce or death? Womanwithheadphones

Dr. Dre is an American rapper and his solo debut studio album in 1992, The Chronic, made him one of the best-selling American music artists of 1993 and earned him a Grammy. ... [read more]

Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 12:32 PM

Juries: Trick or treat? | Marcel Strigberger

Juries first scared me at the age of 9. How? I grew up in Montreal, the son of immigrants from Belgium. One day my late father, a humble tailor, received a letter with an impressive-looking logo of the scales of justice. My dad, whose literary skills did not approximate his ability to alter a fine pair of trousers, asked me to read and translate it. I noticed the word “jury,” whatever that meant. I suspected it had nothing to do with hockey. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 2:55 PM

Tachie new acting president of Canadian Association of Black Lawyers

Raphael Tachie has been named acting president of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) following the appointment of former CABL president Lori Anne Thomas to the Ontario Court of Justice. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 2:51 PM

Dickinson Wright re-elects Shapiro

Business law firm Dickinson Wright has elected Mark Shapiro to serve another three-year term as managing partner and leader of the firm’s Canadian practice, effective Jan. 1, 2021. He has served in this role since 2015. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 1:36 PM

Boardroom sustainability depends on director competencies | Helle Bank Jorgensen

The writing is on the boardroom wall: Sustainability is no longer an afterthought or a nice to have; it is a strategic imperative. How a company deals with sustainability — proactively or reactively — impacts how the most material stakeholders, including shareholders, view the company and its directors.   ... [read more]

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 7:42 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Calculation or gains and losses - Corporations - Capital dividend

Appeal by Gladwin Realty from a decision of the Tax Court that dismissed its appeal from a notice of determination issued by the Minister of National Revenue with respect to its 2008 taxation year. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

All elections need clear rules Handsupinvoting.jpg

With all the focus on the upcoming U.S. elections, it seems like everyone is having conversations about mail-in ballots, voter registration, poll worker recruitment and potential delays in reporting results. Canada also has provincial elections coming up in Saskatchewan and British Columbia and by-elections in Toronto Centre and York Centre. A global health crisis will not slow down the democratic franchise. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 12:51 PM

Ownership registry needed to crack down on tax evasion, money laundering in Canada: coalition

A coalition of public-interest groups is asking the federal government to crack down on financial crime in Canada by establishing a cross-country registry on beneficial ownership of companies, but a leading tax lawyer is saying enforcement of current rules would be a more effective step than bringing in new legislation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 9:23 AM

Windsor Law report examines impact of pandemic on municipal governance Anneke Smit sm

Participatory democracy and community consultation have suffered in some Canadian cities as the pandemic puts municipal governance under unprecedented pressure, according to a report by the Centre for Cities at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 8:52 AM

CanArbWeek 2020, a recap in two parts: Part two arbitration_puzzle_sm

Virtual webinars and debates on a wide range of practical and academic arbitration topics were presented by no fewer than 14 different organizations during CanArbWeek 2020, held Sept. 21-25 on the Arbitration Place Virtual platform. The event attracted over 1,000 attendees from 22 countries. ... [read more]