Landowners – Requirement to file documents in the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR) by November 30, 2021

Effective November 30, 2020, the Land Owner Transparency Act (British Columbia) (“LOTA”) came into force, introducing certain disclosure obligations regarding beneficial ownership of land in British Columbia.

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Charity Law Update

Many of our clients operate or are involved in the administration of charitable entities, registered with the Charities Directorate of Canada Revenue Agency.  From time to time, we update our clients and those involved in the operation and…

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Why You Need a Will

When a person in British Columbia dies without a will, that person is said to have died “intestate.” When a person dies leaving a will that does not fully dispose of the estate, and the part that is…

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Business Structures in British Columbia

In the current article, we shall undertake a comprehensive review of essentially all of the various business and not-for-profit structures available in British Columbia.

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Charity Law – Canada

Finance Canada wants your input on charities in Canada, to prepare for the Canadian Federal Budget 2021. We would like to share with you, the link to the Government of Canada’s Let's talk Budget 2021 Pre-Budget Consultations and…

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Estate Planning – A Primer (British Columbia)

The uncertainty and disruption created by COVID-19, the prevailing unpredictable and uncertain political environment, and a wavering economy, not to mention potential additional levels and rates of taxation, naturally encourage people to think about their own personal affairs…

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British Columbia Introduces Benefit Companies Under the British Columbia Business Corporations Act

Effective June 30, 2020, a new type of British Columbia company, a “benefit company”, was introduced under the British Columbia Business Corporations Act.  While popular in the U.S., British Columbia is the first jurisdiction in Canada to introduce…

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Canada Adopts International IP Measures

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has announce that the Madrid Protocol, the Singapore Treaty and the Nice Agreement came into force in Canada today, June 17, 2019.

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Significant Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law

On June 17, 2019, certain amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act (the “Act”) and Trademarks Regulations (the “Regulations”), come into force, which amendments may impact your intellectual property. The Amendments The amendments to the Act and Regulations include…

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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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