Canada – Budget 2022 Implementation

Bill-19 includes an outright ban on foreign investment in Canadian housing for the next two years, as well as the luxury tax on the sale of new luxury cars and aircraft. It also allows the government to seize…

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Federal Anti-flipping Tax Intended to Cool Housing Prices

The Federal Budget issued on April 7, 2022 proposes that all profits from the sale of residential properties held for less than 12 months would be considered business income. This rule would apply to all properties sold on…

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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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