BC Foreign Buyer’s Tax is Constitutional

On July 5th, 2021, the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled that the province’s foreign buyer’s tax is constitutional.

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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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Land Owner Transparency Registry

Pre-existing owners that are "reporting bodies" (as defined in the legislation) with an interest in land are required to file a transparency report by November 30, 2021.

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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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Elder Abuse in British Columbia – A Summary

This article looks at the general legal and regulatory environment relating to Elder Abuse in British Columbia, and specifically that abuse arising from the improper use of a Power of Attorney.

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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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Unfulfilled Contractual Obligations and COVID19

COVID-19’s impact on the fulfillment of contractual terms and a person’s rights and responsibilities under that contract, is a common question and concern these days. COVID’s impact on the economy, supply chain, social interaction, and society generally has…

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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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Expediated Registration Process for Contested Trademark Applications

The trademark registration process in Canada can be a lengthy process, beginning with a 15 to 18-month examination period before a trademark examiner informs you whether your trademark is registrable. Historically, if the examiner raised an issue with…

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