Employee Ownership Trusts – Canada

Budget 2022 proposes to create the Employee Ownership Trust: a new, dedicated type of trust under the Income Tax Act (Canada), to support employee business ownership in Canada.

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BC Creates Homebuyer Protection Period

Amendments to the Property Law Act introduced on Monday, March 28, 2022, will enable the creation of a new Homebuyer Protection Period to protect people buying a home in a challenging real estate market.

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CANADA: Twenty percent Purchase Tax on Luxury Goods

The Canadian federal government has released draft legislation for a new tax on the sale of new luxury cars and aircraft with a retail sale price over CAD$100,000, and new boats over CAD$250,000. The tax will be the…

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Report on the Charities Program 2020 to 2021

If you are involved in the Charity sector, or work for or are engaged in the governance of a Canadian Charity, this report is an invaluable source of Canadian Charity related information.

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Plan for Success – Build an IP Strategy

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has launched a new online learning module to help guide you along the process of building an intellectual property (IP) strategy to align your IP assets and business goals in order to maximize…

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“IP Village” Set to Help Canadian SMEs

The soon to be established IP Village, is intended to help small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada, utilize and leverage intellectual property effectively, to gain business and market share advantage.

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Legal Assistant – Downtown Vancouver

We require a legal assistant to assist two lawyers in the areas of corporate / commercial law, intellectual property, and wills and estate planning.

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Registering as a Charity under the Income Tax Act

To be able to issue official donation receipts and to be exempt from taxation, the Income Tax Act requires that corporations created and operated exclusively for charitable purposes register with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as charities. For insight on…

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Testamentary Capacity – Who Can Make a Will

For over a century, the question of whether a person has the legal capacity to make a will, can be determined according to the test originally set out in the leading case of Banks v. Goodfellow (1870). That…

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“Cooling Off” BC Real Estate

To better protect consumers in British Columbia’s real estate market, the Government of British Columbia is introducing legislation that requires “cooling off periods” for resale properties and newly built homes. This change will be similar to the cooling…

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