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Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

Chief Justice Wagner improves public communication, brings new ideas, change to top court, CJC and NJI TLD Exclusive

Richard Wagner, Canada’s reform-minded top judge, has already overseen changes at the three major legal institutions he leads — the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC), and the National Judicial Institute (NJI) — and there are more changes to come, he advises in a wide-ranging exclusive interview. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 @ 3:18 PM

Fasken’s pension and benefits group gains Calgary partner

Fasken announced that partner Michael Wolpert has joined the firm’s pensions and benefits group in Calgary. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 @ 9:08 AM

Cameco tax case: A story of profit and loss at arm’s length global_transfer_sm

It was a landmark transfer pricing case. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) had reassessed the taxpayer, Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest producers and suppliers of uranium, for additional income from sales of uranium to and from its foreign affiliates. If CRA had been successful in this and reassessed Cameco in the same manner for its 2003 to 2017 tax years, Cameco would have faced total taxes and penalties of around $2 billion. ... [read more]

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 9:26 AM

Multijurisdictional and separate situs estate planning global_houses_sm

Our clients are increasingly mobile and often have connections to multiple jurisdictions. This mobility often entails property ownership in a foreign jurisdiction — clients retain property in their country of origin after they become resident in another jurisdiction or Canadian residents purchase vacation homes in other locations or inherit property abroad. ... [read more]

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

Tenancy in common offers oil and gas joint ventures little protection oilandgas_business_sm

Oil and gas contracts in the joint venture context often provide that parties own assets as “tenants in common” (see for example the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen Operating Agreements). In addition, the default position under the Law of Property Act, RSA 2000, c L-7 is that co-owners of property hold their interests as tenants in common (s. 8), unless the parties vary the relationship by contract. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 12:25 PM

Blaney McMurtry adds tax, estates lawyer as partner

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

Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 12:01 PM

Federal Court launches webcast pilot project

In an effort to enable access to hearings, the Federal Court is launching a webcast pilot project with its first trial scheduled to begin on Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m. (PST). ... [read more]

Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 9:37 AM

Feds consulting on changes to ‘unfair’ salary overpayment policy David Rotfleisch, taxpage.com

The federal government is proposing changes to tax rules so people who receive a salary overpayment will only have to pay back the net amount to their employer, a move experts are calling long overdue. ... [read more]

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 12:55 PM

Robins Appleby names two new partners

Robins Appleby LLP announced that Ellad Gersh and Charlie Kim have joined the firm’s partnership. ... [read more]

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 9:44 AM

When to protect tax information as legal advice combination_safe_sm

In Canada (MNR) v. Atlas Tube Canada ULC 2018 FC 1086 [Atlas Tube] the Federal Court held that the Canada Revenue Agency was entitled to receive an accounting due diligence report undertaken by a taxpayer in the context of a 2012 corporate acquisition. In doing so the Federal Court took an expansive view of the field of taxpayer information available to the CRA, implicitly underscoring an important advantage that lawyers bring to multidisciplinary teams working on corporate transactions, namely solicitor-client privilege. ... [read more]