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Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 1:08 PM

Income tax clearance certificates and right of liquidators to indemnification Hand signing document

Subsections 159 (1), 159 (2) and 159 (3) of the Income Tax Act (ITA) and their Quebec equivalents operate to impose personal liability for income tax and other amounts due by a deceased taxpayer on a legal representative who distributes property of the deceased in his or her possession or control without obtaining a clearance certificate from the CRA. ... [read more]

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 1:02 PM

Eleven simple but effective law firm marketing resources | Jana Schilder

You don’t have to spend a fortune to start marketing your law firm. Here are 11 free or almost free places to start. ... [read more]

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 6:24 AM

Environmental controversies take centre stage as Supreme Court of Canada opens winter session SCC

The constitutionality of Ottawa’s carbon pricing regime and Ontario’s sex offender registry are both under the microscope in the Supreme Court of Canada’s winter session, which will also examine whether British Columbia can validly make environmental regulations that could impede the planned expansion of the controversial Trans-Mountain (TMX) pipeline. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 09, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

New managing partner for Cox & Palmer in Fredericton

Cox & Palmer announced that Daniel Stevenson has been named managing partner of its Fredericton office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 08, 2020 @ 9:13 AM

Norton Rose promotes 14 lawyers in Canada to partner

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced the promotion of 14 lawyers in Canada (53 worldwide) to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2020. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 11:37 AM

Six promoted to partner at Stewart McKelvey

Stewart McKelvey announced that six lawyers have been admitted as partners, effective Jan. 1, 2020: ... [read more]

Monday, January 06, 2020 @ 2:42 PM

Multiple masters: A modern lawyer’s dilemma | Gary Joseph

The website for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) states that it exists to govern the legal profession in the public interest. LSO governs its members through the Rules of Professional Conduct (the Rules). Professional standards for lawyers are governed by these regulatory codes but also by legal standards determined and imposed by the courts and by statute. The distinction between regulatory and court-imposed standards are often theoretical but at times not. The most recent example of where these standards may conflict can be found in the now resolved dispute between lawyer Joseph Groia and the LSO. ... [read more]

Monday, January 06, 2020 @ 8:32 AM

Equine law: Protecting you and your four-legged friend Horse heads

Equine law is the practice of law that involves all types of horses, horse-related professions, activities, industries, businesses, facilities and organizations. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 2:23 PM

Freehold mineral owners in Saskatchewan may face taxation changes Crystals

The Mineral Taxation Act, 1983 (Taxation Act) applies to approximately 40,000 freehold mineral titles in Saskatchewan. It sets out the principles for determining the extent of freehold mineral ownership and provides for taxation of freehold mineral titles in rural Saskatchewan. The government of Saskatchewan is now considering amendments to the Taxation Act through Bill No. 181. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 @ 8:20 AM

New Toronto tax partner, associate for Bennett Jones

Bennett Jones announced that new partner James Morand and associate John Brao have joined the firm’s Toronto office. ... [read more]