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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 9:19 AM

Secrets of the carbon tax carbontax_business_sm

Coming soon to a province near you, unless it is felled by a constitutional challenge, is a new hidden tax designed to combat global warming. Veteran tax practitioners, and Canadian manufacturers, remember with no affection whatsoever the old federal sales tax which was replaced with the GST regime by Prime Minister Mulroney. One of its main criticisms was the fact that it was levied on third parties (manufacturers) to be passed on to the ultimate consumers who have no way of knowing what taxes they were paying. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 8:51 AM

Clear head needed for complex cannabis licensing regs cannabis_retail_sm

Lawyers who offer legal services to clients involved in cannabis retailing will need to have a clear head when navigating a labyrinth of legislative, leasing and ownership issues relative to achieving a viable cannabis production and retail outlet. Knowledge of federal, provincial and municipal legislative restrictions and a realistic assessment of negotiating leverage requires an understanding of the legislative scheme for securing retail licences as well as local retail conditions which may determine success or failure of the retail outlet. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 8:36 AM

CORPORATIONS - Oppressive or unfairly prejudicial conduct

Appeal by MacMillan, Highlands LLC, and Highlands LLP, from an oppression ruling in favour of two shareholder petitioners of Purcell Basin Minerals, Radford and Lacey. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 1:52 PM

Where Ford government’s Bill 47, a.k.a. Bill 148 repeal, is taking us bunchalawyers_sm.jpg

On Oct. 23, 2018, Ontario Premier Doug Ford tabled Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, set to repeal a large portion of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, which was passed into law by the previous provincial government just 11 months ago. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 11:48 AM

Privacy watchdog should get big teeth to fight cybercrime, Senate banking committee advises Senator Douglas Black

A Senate committee is recommending that Parliament give Canada’s privacy commissioner new authority to make binding orders and impose hefty fines on companies that fail to keep the private data of Canadians secure — reforms that have been opposed by the organized bar. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 10:34 AM

Selection rules for Quebec business immigrants | Colin Singer

Since the coming into effect of the Cullen Couture Agreement in 1978, the Quebec government has extensive powers in immigration, to administer the admission of foreign nationals to its province. On April 6, 2016, Quebec government tabled new legislation: Quebec Immigration Act. On July 18, 2018, it tabled new regulations: Quebec Immigration Regulation, providing for a significant overhaul of its immigration programs, which are both now in force. ... [read more]

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 12:47 PM

Lerners adds litigation, family law associates

Lerners LLP announced that Julia Boddy and Jennifer Black have joined the firm’s Toronto office as associates. ... [read more]

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

Privacy culture: The new corporate redesign privacy_culture_sm

The rise in privacy breaches has caused consumers to become increasingly concerned about the way in which organizations are handling their personal information. As consumers experience a paradigm shift towards the need for trust and transparency before handing over their personal information, organizations need to adjust the way they perceive compliance with privacy legislation and standards. ... [read more]

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 10:55 AM

Commercial associate joins DLA Piper’s Montreal office

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Marie Ribière has joined the firm’s Montreal office as an associate in the commercial group.   ... [read more]

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

Bubble burst: Tax relief for investment fraud losses bubble_burst_sm

While recent Canada Revenue Agency administrative statements provide welcome guidance to taxpayers defrauded in a fraudulent investment scheme, the case law has been less favourable. ... [read more]