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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New Disclosure of Benficial Ownership in British Columbia

The British Columbia New Democratic Party Government, has introduced legislation, to force the disclosure of the benefical ownership of real estate and shares of Britis Columbia corporates.

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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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Joanna Elliott, BBA, LL.B. (Hons) Joins Barbeau Evans LLP

Joanna Elliott is the newest addition to our team, joining our firm in September of 2017 as a Legal Assistant.  Joanna is a recent international Law School graduate, who is currently working through the accreditation process to becoming a…

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Isn’t Uber Green Enough?

This article examines the legal issues of car share service Uber, in Vancouver.

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B.C. Society Act Revamp

The British Colombia Society Act, which dates back to 1977 and not being substantially revised since then, is undergoing a comprehensive overhaul, following the bill receiving Royal ascend on May 14th, 2015.

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Annual Requirements for British Columbia Companies

This article sets out the information that every director and shareholder of a company incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) should regarding the annual company maintenance requirements.

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Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

Canada and China have both now ratified the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement ("FIPA", also referred to as "???????" in China), with the result that, as of October 1, 2014, FIPA is now in full force and…

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Charity Law Bulletin – Canada

This bulletin highlights some of the topical issues that concern a registered charity.

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FACTA and the Canadian Legislative Response

The Canadian Government, through the Minister of Finance, has tabled legislative proposals and explanatory notes relating to the Canada - United States enhanced tax information exchange agreement, which addresses the Canadian concerns arising from the Fair and Accurate…

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