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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]

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 9:05 AM

SCC’s Gascon encourages lawyers and judges to talk openly about anxiety, depression Exclusive

Judges of the Supreme Court of Canada are legal icons, so it’s easy to forget that they are human beings and struggle with the same afflictions as the rest of us. That’s why retired Justice Clément Gascon’s decision to reveal that he lives with anxiety and depression has been so salutary for the legal profession’s awareness of, and efforts to destigmatize, the mental health challenges so many lawyers and judges face. ... [read more]

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

FINANCE - Taxation - Non-assessable property

Appeal by the Assessment Management Agency from a decision of the Assessment Appeals Committee determining that certain oil storage tanks and chemical storage tanks owned by the respondent Husky Energy, were resource production equipment associated with non-producing oil wells and therefore not subject to assessment for the 2017 assessment year. ... [read more]

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 1:25 PM

Four new associates join Stewart McKelvey team

Stewart McKelvey announced that having passed their respective province’s bar, associates Kara Harrington and Matthew Jacobs have joined the firm’s team in St. John’s, N.L., while associates Jennifer Thompson and Brendan Sheridan have joined the firm’s Halifax group. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 5:54 PM

The 2019 federal election roundup Federal Election 2019

With Canadians gearing up for the final day of voting on Monday, we’ve put together a collection of insights we’ve published over the past month or so offering some informed perspectives on the important issues of the federal election. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Four new lawyers join Clark Wilson

Clark Wilson LLP announced that four lawyers have joined the Vancouver firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 3:44 PM

A tale of two taxpayers: The Fiscal Arbitrators client | Dale Barrett

In part one of this series, I considered the situation of a hypothetical wealthy client who was involved in a tax scheme promoted by a big accounting firm. In the end, the taxpayer signed a settlement with the CRA. Part two relates the story of a typical client of Fiscal Arbitrators (which can be found in Torres v. Canada 2013 T.C.J. No. 332). ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

Where political parties stand on tax breaks, incentives — other major parties Federal Election 2019

Canada’s political parties are lining up to make impressive promises to voters and the area of tax is front and centre. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 1:39 PM

Promises, promises: Where political parties stand on tax breaks, incentives Federal Election 2019

Given that Canada is in the home stretch of a federal election campaign, we’ve entered one of the more entertaining portions of federal politics — the parties are lining up to make impressive (and often untenable) promises to voters and the area of tax is, as usual, front and centre. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 9:14 AM

‘Hierarchy based on expertise’ model changes way tax law firm works Peter Aprile sm

The Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) new president, Colin Stevenson, who stepped into the role on Sept. 1, was inspired to make innovation the organization’s theme this year. This was motivated in part by the OBA’s innovator-in-residence, Peter Aprile, who, along with other legal professionals at Counter Tax, have undertaken a “hierarchy based on expertise” model at their firm. ... [read more]