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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 2:24 PM

Tax expert Roy joins Langlois’ Quebec City office as partner

Bernard Roy has joined Langlois lawyers’ business law group in its Quebec City office, as a partner. ... [read more]

Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

Employers must be ‘cognizant’ of additional liabilities in wrongful dismissal, says lawyer James_LeMesurier_sm

Damages for wrongful dismissal are not limited to what an employer must pay a fired worker for reasonable notice or the remainder of a contract, says counsel for a woman awarded compensation after being dinged with New Brunswick taxes on a payout from a lost job in low-tax Nunavut. ... [read more]

Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

The pan-Canadian framework on climate change: Ontario v. Ottawa environment_canada_sm

The federal government created an eloquent solution to the problem of carbon emissions and climate change. Their backstop Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GHG) allows the provinces to create a number of homegrown solutions in order to deal with emissions within their own jurisdictions. The Ontario government appears to be in the enviable position of avoiding the political cost of pricing carbon and can throw the entire responsibility on the federal government. ... [read more]

Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8:08 AM

REAL PROPERTY TAX - Assessment - Valuation of land - Business property

Appeal by City Centre Equity and two others from a decision by the Assessment Appeals Committee of the Saskatchewan Municipal Board of Revision. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 9:58 AM

GOODS AND SEVICES TAX (GST) - Collection and remittance - Deemed trust

Application by the Crown for money that a bank received from a customer in payment of a loan secured by a mortgage. The customer collected but failed to remit GST. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 9:14 AM

The pan-Canadian framework: Carbon cap and trade carbon_capandtrade_sm

As previously discussed, Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (Act) contains two mechanisms for pricing carbon. The first involves straight taxation. The second mechanism uses cap and trade. ... [read more]

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

The proof is in the pudding when it comes to CRA penalty relief tax_proof_sm

The late Christopher Hitchens once declared, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” This could well be the unofficial motto of the Canada Revenue Agency’s taxpayer relief program. ... [read more]

Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 8:26 AM

The legal twists and turns of fundraising on social media fundraising_socialmedia_sm

Fundraising on social media encompasses a wide range of online communication, including blogs, websites, social networking sites, text messaging and email.The following is a non-exhaustive list of legal issues that charities and their legal counsel may want to consider when fundraising on social media. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 9:49 AM

PUBLIC PENSION PLANS - Canada Pension Plan - Calculations - Contributory self-employed earnings

Appeal by the taxpayer from a Tax Court decision dismissing the appellant’s appeal from a reassessment and confirming that he was liable for a CPP contribution in relation to income allocated to him after he retired from a partnership. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 8:22 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Computation of tax - Individuals - Tax credits - Child tax benefits

Appeal by Almadhoun from a Tax Court decision finding she was not an eligible individual for the purpose of receiving child tax benefits (CTB). ... [read more]