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Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

Ex-AG alleges PM, senior officials tried to ‘politically interfere’ in SNC case; Trudeau ‘completely disagrees’ Jody Wilson-Raybould

In an accusation strenuously denied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould alleged that before he removed her as attorney general of Canada last month, she and her then-chief of staff experienced sustained “very inappropriate” political interference and escalating “extraordinary” pressure from senior government officials, including the prime minister and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, to reverse her decision last fall not to shelve the criminal bribery prosecution of Montreal-based construction giant SNC-Lavalin in favour of a negotiated deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). ... [read more]

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 2:03 PM

Cox & Palmer adds two associates to St. John’s office

Cox & Palmer announced that Elliott Bursey and Luke Hayden have joined the firm’s St. John’s office as associates. ... [read more]

Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 10:42 AM

CRA less concerned with correctness than size of reassessments | Dale Barrett

In any self-reporting or honour system like we have in Canadian taxation, there must be a means by which the state can verify the correctness of information provided. Enter the audit — a component of such a system, which is both necessary to encourage taxpayer honesty by deterring cheating and necessary to uncover inadvertent errors. ... [read more]

Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

FINANCE - Taxation - Charitable Overpayment - Remedy - Refund

Application by ImagineAbility for an order of mandamus compelling the tax collector for the City of Winnipeg to correct the tax rolls and compelling the City to refund school taxes it paid. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

Equity compensation for independent contractors equitysharing

Tech startups often compensate independent contractors or vendors with equity, such as stock options or restricted stock. Businesses can acquire needed services without dipping into their coffers, and contractors can make an investment with minimal cash and potentially realize significant returns. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

Multijurisdictional and separate situs estate planning: The details global_houses_sm

Owning property in another jurisdiction often means more complexity, and those who do should have a co-ordinated and comprehensive estate plan to deal with their multijurisdictional lives in order to avoid often hidden pitfalls. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 12:59 PM

The difference between a cryptocurrency and a crypto commodity crypto_tax_sm

When bitcoin peaked at almost US$20,000 in late 2017 and cryptocurrencies came to the forefront of global news, much speculation and consideration was given to viability, growth and the future of cryptocurrencies. While regulators were concerned with protecting investors, we focused on understanding digital currencies to properly advise our clients. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 9:38 AM

Federal Court’s chief justice says webcast pilot part of modernization project Paul Crampton sm

The Federal Court’s recently launched webcast pilot project may be centred around “access to justice,” but according to Chief Justice Paul Crampton, it’s also part of a larger modernization plan that will include a new website, electronic access to records and improved scheduling capabilities. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 2:30 PM

Gowling WLG adds Montreal business law associate

Gowling WLG announced that Mathieu Santos-Bouffard has joined the firm as an associate in the business law team in Montreal. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 12:37 PM

Aird & Berlis names three new partners

Aird & Berlis LLP announced that Meghan Cowan, Marni Pernica and Vedran Simkic have become partners of the firm. ... [read more]