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Monday, November 02, 2020 @ 1:11 PM

Federal Court of Appeal upholds application of anti-avoidance rule to limited partner Cityscape

On Sept. 14, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision on Gladwin Realty Corp. v. Canada 2020 FCA 142. The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the taxpayer’s appeal from the Tax Court of Canada, denying the tax benefit obtained through a complex series of transactions under the general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR). ... [read more]

Monday, November 02, 2020 @ 1:02 PM

The lawyer-paralegal relationship in B.C. | Jennifer Brun paralegal_sm

Lawyers and paralegals in British Columbia have been working together to provide client services for as long as there have been formal education programs for paralegals. This partnership brings together complementary skill sets, each founded through education, experiential training and ethical standards. Paralegals are defined by the BC Paralegal Association as those who “have legal training and knowledge of the substantive and procedural aspects of law and are capable of independent legal work, performed subject to the general supervision of a lawyer.” ... [read more]

Monday, November 02, 2020 @ 9:26 AM

Aird & Berlis adds tax partner

Aird & Berlis announced that Clifford Rand has joined as a partner and member of the firm’s tax group and tax controversy/tax litigation group. ... [read more]

Monday, November 02, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

FINANCE - Taxation - Real or immoveable property assessment - Market value

Appeal by the taxpayer from a decision of the Appeals Committee upholding the 2016 municipal tax assessment of the land of a Refinery. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 1:38 PM

Popular misconceptions about court transcriptionists cassette

Authorized Court Transcriptionists (ACTs) hear a lot of things that make us either cringe or laugh about how we are perceived. We all need to laugh once in a while, even when it hurts, so here we go! ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 2:52 PM

Trump versus Biden presidency: A tale of two taxes U.S. map in shape of faces

If you are a U.S. citizen living in Canada you should be safe from the serious situations that are unfolding south of the border every day. Whether it’s the seemingly unstoppable rise in COVID-19 cases or the unruly politics, the United States is becoming less and less appealing for a number of U.S. citizens. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 1:34 PM

Dentons adds trusts and estates partner in Toronto

Dentons Canada announced that partner Blair L. Botsford has joined its national trusts, estates and wealth preservation group in Toronto. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 1:30 PM

Money laundering, gambling in e-sports M&A: Costs of non-compliance esports_winning_sm

The height of the coronavirus pandemic led to a cancellation of most, if not all, of traditional sports activities and that, in turn, led to a surge in demand for e-sports gaming. ... [read more]

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 9:58 AM

Access to Justice Week events focused on creating more inclusive system | Julie Sobowale

October 26 marks the beginning of Access to Justice Week, held from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30, in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Each province will highlight the work of community justice organizations and pro bono organizations. Throughout the week a series of online national events will focus on educating the public, lawyers and community organizations on how to improve access to justice in their local communities.  ... [read more]

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 9:56 AM

Business ethics and the law | Vanisha H. Sukdeo

The meaning of the term “ethics” varies across disciplines from philosophy, political science, business and law. What does it mean when we speak about “business ethics” in relation to the law? When companies lead with ethics, they attempt to abide by not just the legal requirements that bind their company but the underlying principles that shaped the law at its creation. ... [read more]