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Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 2:15 PM

Canada’s advance pricing arrangement program: Application and key considerations Businessman crossing between two blocks over money

In part one of our series, we explored Canada’s advance pricing arrangement (APA) program, specifically looking at the interplay between years under audit and prospective years, and the types of APAs that can be negotiated between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the taxpayer. In this second part, we will review how the APA is applied and explore key considerations when looking at whether or not a taxpayer is a good candidate for the APA program. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 12:30 PM

Supreme Court of Canada won’t hear s. 12 Charter attack on regulatory mandatory minimum fines

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that it will not hear an appeal from a failed Charter challenge by a Quebec project manager slapped with a mandatory minimum fine for violating the province’s Building Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 11:12 AM

Gowling adds tax partner in Calgary

Gowling WLG welcomed Lesley Kim to its national tax group as a partner based in the firm’s Calgary office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 4:35 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 5:42 PM

Federal justice agenda features bills which died in last Parliament, many Liberal election pledges Canadian Bar Association president Stephen Rotstein

The justice agenda of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s newly elected minority Liberal government is expected to include some justice-related bills that died in the 43rd Parliament — pushing forward with judicial discipline reforms, as well as a ban on so-called “conversion therapy,” for example — along with legislative measures to deliver on the party’s many campaign pledges. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 2:25 PM

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer adds business law associate

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP welcomed Erin Moch who has joined its business law group as an associate. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 1:41 PM

Anti-money laundering risks: Changes to online gambling Two men betting on online football

The online gambling market in Canada is rapidly transforming and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance is a crucial component to ensure a safe transformation. At least 50 per cent of Canadians actively gamble online, making Canada the eighth most popular country for online gambling. ... [read more]

Monday, September 20, 2021 @ 2:16 PM

New tax partner for Blaney McMurtry

Blaney McMurtry announced that Igor Kastelyanets has joined the firm as a partner. ... [read more]

Friday, September 17, 2021 @ 2:17 PM - Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2021 @ 3:15 PM

Platforms of Greens, People’s Party differ starkly but might be influential in a minority Parliament

Two of the federal parties that are led by lawyers are not expected to win the election Sept. 20, but the policy platforms of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) and the Green Party could be influential if another minority government is elected. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 16, 2021 @ 1:21 PM

Liberal, NDP platforms propose criminalizing harassment of health workers for COVID restrictions

With the pandemic-focused federal election campaign set to end with a vote on Sept. 20, both the Liberals and the NDP pledged this week to criminalize protesters who harass health-care workers or impede access to hospitals, with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau further promising that, if re-elected, his government will protect businesses facing lawsuits for implementing restrictive anti-COVID-19 health measures. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 16, 2021 @ 9:22 AM

Royal Society of Canada recognizes York University professor

The Royal Society of Canada has presented the Yvan Allaire Medal for outstanding contributions in governance of public and private organizations to York University law professor Poonam Puri. ... [read more]