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COLLITO: TIMING ISSUES RELATED TO THE COLLECTION PROVISIONS OF THE INCOME TAX ACT - BY ALANNA MAR

August 16, 2019

PDF DOWNLOAD The Income Tax Act (the “Tax Act”) contains provisions that allow the Minister of National Revenue (the “Minister”) to collect amounts owed by one taxpayer ...

ACCESS TO INTERPROVINCIAL TRADE IN ALCOHOL IMPROVING - BY JOHN SIWIEC & TRENT MCBAIN

August 08, 2019

PDF DOWNLOAD In April 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in R v Comeau, 2018 SCC 15, regarding the constitutional right of the provinces to restrict the trade of alcohol ...

YOUR LIEN RIGHTS AS A CONTRACTOR, SUBCONTRACTOR, SUPPLIER, OR OTHER PARTY PROVIDING SERVICES OR MATERIALS TO A PROJECT UNDER THE CONSTRUCTION ACT (THE "ACT") - BY MATTHEW REARDON

June 24, 2019

PDF DOWNLOAD On any kind of construction project, getting paid when you have provided services or materials can be difficult. These situations can be at minimum annoying, and at their extremes, ...

The Eligibility Pendulum for Patents – Another Shift - BY ADRIAN C. O'DONNELL

June 21, 2019

PDF DOWNLOAD Over the past decade, the pendulum of how patents are assessed for eligible subject matter, under Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Code, has swung dramatically through a series of ...

PROMOTIONAL AND PROBLEMATIC DISCLOSURE - BY CONOR J. CRONIN

June 10, 2019

PDF DOWNLOAD Public companies (Reporting Issuers) must follow the disclosure requirements set out in National Instrument 51-102. The standards of such disclosure expected by Canadian regulators ...

MAKING A SUCCESSFULL REFUGEE CLAIM IN CANADA – BY WARREN L. CREATES

June 04, 2019

PDF DOWNLOAD The decision to flee a country and travel to Canada to make a refugee claim can be very difficult. Leaving one’s homeland for an uncertain future takes unspeakable courage, ...

NEW STREAMLINED SYSTEM FOR REMEDYING DOUBLE PATENTING IS ON THE HORIZON FOR CANADA – BY WENDY LAMSON

April 17, 2019

If you ask a patent practitioner in the U.S. what the most frustrating aspect of Canadian prosecution is, chances are they will say it’s Canada’s double patenting laws.  However, ...

WILLS: ENSURING FINANCIAL WELL-BEING OF FAMILIES - BY ANNE-MARIE MAGNERON

January 10, 2019

A Will may be necessary to ensure the financial well-being of an individual’s family so it is essential that it is valid which means that it must be executed properly. Preparing a Will and ...