Corporations, Ownership Transparency and the New Rules

The legal, regulatory and compliance landscape in Canada has changed, and will likely continue to change, for corporations, their shareholders and their advisors. As of June 13, 2019, the Federal Business Corporations Act (Canada) (the “CBCA”) was amended…

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Beneficial Property Ownership Reporting Threshold Lowered in British Columbia

British Columbia has lowered the threshold at which shareholders of a property-owning corporation must be disclosed to its public registry of beneficial and indirect land owners to 10 per cent.

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Anti-Avoidance Rules in the Property Transfer Tax Act (British Columbia)

Commentary on the Anti-Avoidance Rules contained in the Property Transfer Tax Act (British Columbia).

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Abuse of Powers of Attorney

The uses and abuses of powers of attorney, according to British Columbia law.

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Shadow Flipping and Contract Assignment in the Vancouver Real Estate Market

Real Estate, Shadow Flipping and Contract Assignment in the Vancouver Market

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Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016

British Columbians who own homes valued up to $1.2 million may be eligible to receive a full home owner grant this year.

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Removal of Duplicate Title

The legal effect of removal of the duplicate certificate of title from the Land Title Office.

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British Columbia PST Implementation Day

Today, April 1, 2013, is the official implementation day for the new Provincial Sales Tax ("PST"), and returns British Columbia to a two-tax PST and Goods and Services Tax ("GST") system. The province has now returned to a…

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