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Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 12:48 PM

McLachlin on A2J, climate change, sexual assault, AI, pro bono, lawyers’ ‘vital’ role Beverley McLachlin

The Charter may offer an avenue for combating climate change, former Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin says as climate litigation ramps up here and in the rest of the world. “I think the main obligation, constitutionally, for tackling this major problem rests with the federal government and the provinces — but courts are part of the picture because the [Charter s. 7] right to life, liberty and security of the person is something that all of us are entitled to, and climate change may tie into that,” Canada’s former top judge suggested in a wide-ranging LexisNexis Canada webinar on access to justice Oct. 10. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

Time for fact check about making the rich pay Businessman handing money to another

In the federal election campaign, there was a not so subtle implication that “the rich” don’t pay their fair share of taxes. During the English leadership debate I lost track of the times political leaders mentioned the need for the wealthy to pay more. But the hard numbers don’t bear this out. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Borden Ladner Gervais welcomes counsel to Toronto tax group

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced the firm is pleased to welcome Andrea Dickinson, who joins as counsel in its Tax Group in Toronto. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 8:26 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Notice of Appeal - Striking out a pleading

Appeals by 14 members of a partnership from a Tax Court decision striking their notices of appeal. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

Late filing of form T1135 in Moore v. The Queen Hands filling out form

Canadian residents, which include corporations and individuals, as well as certain partnerships or trusts that own specified foreign property (SFP) that has a cost of over $100,000 at any time during the year, must complete form T1135, the Foreign Income Verification Statement. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 12:20 PM

Clément Gascon reflects on 5 years at SCC; says access to justice ‘huge challenge’ for bar, bench TLD Exclusive

Lawyers could face mandatory pro bono obligations if they don’t rise to the “huge challenge” of facilitating civil access to justice for Canadians who can’t afford their services, newly retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Clément Gascon tells The Lawyer’s Daily. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 8:13 AM

REAL PROPERTY TAX - Collection and enforcement

Appeal by a homeowner from refusal of relief against the City during municipal tax enforcement proceedings. ... [read more]

Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 1:50 PM

Robins Appleby adds partner and associates

Business law firm Robins Appleby is welcoming one new partner and four associates to the firm. ... [read more]

Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 8:23 AM

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST) - Tax Court of Canada - Motions - Admissions

Motion by the appellant Georgeson Shareholder Communication Canada Inc. (Georgeson) for judgment allowing its appeal and vacating the assessments made by the Minister of National Revenue. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

Digital estate myth #3: Digital executor solves the problem digital_things_sm

Digital assets remain one of the least understood aspects of estate planning and estate administration. ... [read more]