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Thursday, May 28, 2020 @ 1:16 PM

Canadian courts adapt to challenges of COVID-19 closed_COVID_sm

Over the past few months, Canadians have experienced unprecedented changes in all facets of their lives. As businesses, from restaurants to banks, have quickly shifted their operations to help flatten the curve, so to have our nation’s courts. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 28, 2020 @ 10:40 AM

McInnes Cooper lawyer appointed to CBA board

McInnes Cooper announced that Susan M. Johnson, a lawyer in the firm’s Halifax office, has been appointed to the national board of directors for the Canadian Bar Association (CBA).  ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 @ 9:12 AM

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE - Dumping and subsidies - Calculation of normal value

Application by Angang Steel and Angang International for judicial review from a final determination of dumping made by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency. ... [read more]

Monday, May 25, 2020 @ 4:45 PM

Canada Revenue Agency extends filing deadlines to Sept. 1 for corporations, trusts

To assist COVID-19-hit businesses and tax preparers, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced May 25 it has extended some filing deadlines for corporations and trusts to Sept. 1, 2020. ... [read more]

Monday, May 25, 2020 @ 11:45 AM

CRA tax disputes and COVID-19 Tax planning laptop

As the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak makes far-reaching changes across Canadian society, the tax system is feeling the effects. In particular, it has immediately suspended swaths of the dispute resolution mechanisms under tax legislation. This has upsides and downsides for taxpayers involved in contentious tax matters. ... [read more]

Monday, May 25, 2020 @ 8:51 AM

Leading the way forward: Modernizing access to justice | Colin Stevenson

The winds of change have been blowing hard lately, but the saying “it’s an ill wind that blows no good” suggests that even something as thoroughly devastating and unwelcome as the COVID-19 pandemic can hopefully facilitate some positive change in the justice system. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 @ 3:11 PM

Double taxation risk for Canadian independent contractors with California clients California flag2

Today it’s becoming easier to work for anyone you want and from anywhere. This has proven to be of benefit during the current pandemic. The downside is that it is also easier to find yourself in unknown territory and I don’t mean geography. Such remote transacting can lead to tax exposures that will catch you off guard, especially if you’re an independent contractor who is Canadian ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 @ 2:57 PM

COVID-19 shows why catastrophically injured should know about structured settlements Signing document

The settlement of a personal injury claim can be a life-changing financial decision for any injured person, yet many will make that decision without having been informed of all aspects of the law and regulations that impact personal injury settlements before their settlement is finalized. One example of this potential informational blind spot is a structured settlement. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 @ 9:17 AM

REAL PROPERTY TAX - Exemptions - Charitable institutions

Appeal by the City of Winnipeg and the City Assessor from prerogative relief granted in favour of the respondent, ImagineAbility Incorporated. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 @ 8:35 AM

Avoiding mistakes: Estate planning technology plus and minus nails_bent_sm

As we discussed in the first article of this series, claims against wills and estates practitioners in Ontario have been on an upswing in the last decade. This is our second article on how technology can protect against malpractice claims. ... [read more]