Business

  • May 24, 2024

    Ontario Convocation talks criminal charge disclosure, heats up over bullying, money for diversity

    A committee with Ontario’s law society is considering recommending that the regulator expand the amount of lawyer information it makes public — including if a member has been hit with criminal charges.

  • May 24, 2024

    The proposed enhancement of CRA’s audit powers, part two: Unpacking the new non-compliance regime

    In part one of this series (see below for the link), we discussed how Budget 2024 marks a significant turning point for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), introducing measures that substantially bolster its audit powers.

  • May 24, 2024

    Grand theft d’auto: Parallel universe parking | Marcel Strigberger

    “The road not taken ...” — Robert Frost. Actually, this story is about Oliver Frost, about a car not taken or, rather, not returned. This Frost of Montreal had his Honda CR-V recently pinched and, to boot, a few days later he received a parking ticket in the mail for $156. He complains wondering why his car was not flagged by the police in order to enable the parking officer to know the car was hot. If it were no doubt the officer may have thought twice about ticketing the vehicle. He may have said to himself, “Hmmm. Stolen car. What to do? Then again we are talking a fire hydrant. Let the owner work it out with the thief.” Who knows?

  • May 24, 2024

    Dentons Calgary expands with new partner

    Matthew Epp joined the Calgary office of Dentons as a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution group, a news release from the firm announced.

  • May 24, 2024

    Federal Court of Appeal upholds CRA decision to revoke fraternity’s charitable status

    In its decision released on March 21, 2024, Sigma Chi Canadian Foundation v. Canada (Minister of National Revenue - M.N.R.), 2024 FCA 59, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) upheld the Minister of National Revenue’s (the minister) decision to revoke the charitable status of a fraternal organization, Sigma Chi Canadian Foundation, (the appellant).

  • May 24, 2024

    The delisting of health-care providers by an insurer

    Being delisted by an insurance company is one of the worst things that can happen to a health-care practitioner or clinic (each of which is referred to below as a “provider”).

  • May 24, 2024

    Four-day work week: A trend on the rise

    Today’s world of work has undergone massive changes many companies would not have anticipated only a few years ago. From fully remote workplaces to pets in the office and more flexibility, the current workforce has undoubtedly stepped away from more traditional approaches to getting things done.

  • May 23, 2024

    Securities administrators release amendments for mutual funds moving to T+1 settlement cycle

    Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have published final amendments clarifying settlement guidelines for mutual funds that are voluntarily shortening their trade settlement cycles from two trading days to one (T+1), according to a release.

  • May 23, 2024

    Ontario court dismisses pension shortfall claim arising from 1998 Crown program divestment

    An Ontario Small Claims Court has dismissed a claim against Ontario and the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) concerning an alleged pension entitlement shortfall experienced by an employee following the 1998 divestment of a government division.

  • May 23, 2024

    $450M lawsuit against Nova Scotia would be cancelled under proposed settlement deal

    The government of Nova Scotia would avert a $450 million lawsuit as part of a proposed settlement with pulp and paper giant Paper Excellence Group related to longstanding environmental pollution from the company’s Northern Pulp mill and an effluent facility on Boat Harbour in Pictou County.

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