Land Owner Transparency Act

The Government of British Columbia has committed to a 30-Point Plan for Housing Affordability.  A part of the recently announced plan, involves the ending the “hidden ownership” of real estate to make sure people are paying their fair…

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Legal Support Staff (Downtown Vancouver)

We are a small business oriented law firm located in downtown Vancouver, with a practice focused on corporate / commercial, real estate, estate planning and intellectual property matters, arising in both a domestic and international context. We are…

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We’re Hiring – Bookkeeper

We are looking for an organized, responsible and proactive bookkeeper to join our team, working for a downtown Vancouver business, estate planning and real estate law firm. Applicants must have excellent attention to detail, combined with the ability…

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Mortgage Stress Test – Update

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) announced a number of new mortgage rules which came into effect on January 1, 2018. The new rules, which affect all Canadians renewing or refinancing a mortgage, will require…

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Firm Moves – Paul Barbeau

March 2018 has been a busy month for Barbeau Evans LLP lawyer, Paul Barbeau.  Paul was appointed by the Hon. Andrew Wilkinson, as the Leader’s Representative to the Party Executive of the BC Liberal Party.  The Party Executive manages the…

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Charities Update – Canada

Recent Canadian Charity News: Official donation receipts must now include the name and website address of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Following the move to the canada.ca website, official donation receipts will need to be updated with the…

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Estate Executor Responsibilities and Liabilities

Introduction If you have been informed that you are the executor of a will, you should be aware that this role comes with various responsibilities and liabilities. Responsibilities and Liabilities The basic responsibilities of an executor are to…

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Purchase of Real Property and the “Lawyer Approval” Clause

In recent years, some Canadian cities have experienced a dynamic shift in their housing market. Market factors such as a strong global economy, an increased desire amongst foreign buyers to own Canadian real property, the influx of out…

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Barbeau Evans LLP – Fall 2017 Law Brief

To learn more about Multiple Wills and Probate Fees in British Columbia, the Foreign Buyer’s Tax, Anti-SPAM Law and the suspension of the Private Right of Action, as well recent developments at Barbeau Evans LLP, please see the:…

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Canadian Charity Compliance

The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) has produced a number of charitable registration and charity compliance videos, that are very helpful for Canadian charities dealing with the following issues: How Do I Chose the Right Charity; Gifting and Receipting;…

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