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Tuesday, August 09, 2022 @ 12:26 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Indigenous fisherman’s claim falls within ‘exclusive’ jurisdiction of Tax Court, court rules

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal brought by the Attorney General of Canada, ruling that it is “plain and obvious” that part of a claim brought by an Indigenous fisherman “discloses no reasonable cause of action because it raises issues that fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tax Court.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 09, 2022 @ 12:07 PM

Grassroots campaign wants to reform ‘dangerous’ non-disclosure agreements in Canada, abroad Julie Macfarlane, Can’t Buy My Silence

The use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) has exploded in recent years, moving far beyond their original intent of protecting trade secrets to cover allegations of sexual misconduct and other incidents of harassment in both the workplace and beyond. But a new international campaign, co-founded by a Canadian law professor, is setting out to reform how they are used. ... [read more]

Monday, August 08, 2022 @ 2:39 PM

Family enterprise advising: Importance of soft skills in succession, intergenerational planning Silhouette of chess pieces

Family enterprise advising aims to minimize the conflict between various stakeholders, with the goal of ensuring the family business’s long-term success and protecting various family assets and wealth. This article highlights the “soft skills” behind succession and intergenerational planning. ... [read more]

Monday, August 08, 2022 @ 11:50 AM

Becoming a non-resident with TFSA, RRSP accounts Giant dollar sign with Canadian flag on it

Many individuals take advantage of registered savings plans in Canada. The most commonly known plans are Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) and Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs). There are certain rules and restrictions to be aware of for Canadians who have such plans and become non-residents for tax purposes. In a previous article, “Moving to the U.S. and Retirement Plans,” we looked at a few planning strategies regarding registered plans in the context of immigrating to the U.S. ... [read more]

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 11:37 AM

Ten results of the great home-office blur | Gary Goodwin

Now that office and home blurred into this wondrous mix of continuous office work and housework, one wonders about the future. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 1:47 PM

From the schoolyard to the bench: Bullying in legal profession Giant finger pointing at man

A good lawyer can argue almost any point, but it is difficult to argue with statistics, and statistics show that people who practice law are among the most at-risk professionals for depression, substance abuse, mental illness and even suicide. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 9:29 AM

Midnight in the garden of good and evil | Murray Gottheil

There is nothing funny about child abuse, so I hesitate to tell this story. But there is a point to it, so please bear with me. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 03, 2022 @ 11:34 AM

Pitfalls of succumbing to temptation to check e-mail | Rob De Toni

With such easy access to our work e-mail, it’s really not that difficult to get lured in by the temptation to check them outside office hours, or (gasp!) even when we are on vacation. I am ashamed (err … human) to say that I was recently reminded of the pitfalls of succumbing to that temptation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 03, 2022 @ 9:49 AM

Legal finance firm hires legal counsel for Montreal office

Legal finance company Omni Bridgeway announced that it is expanding its Canadian operations with the hiring of Laura Scheim as associate investment manager and legal counsel. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 28, 2022 @ 3:24 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Fiscal report shows Ottawa on sustainable financial path, but concerns raised for provinces

The federal government and Canada’s public pension plans are in good fiscal shape — but that is not necessarily the case for the provinces and territories. ... [read more]