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Changes in Tax Filing Requirements for Trusts

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTMarni WhitakerCounsel Changes in Tax Filing Requirements for Trusts The Income Tax Act is being amended to impose additional filing requirements for certain trusts for the 2021 and subsequent taxation years.  Failure to comply with the new filing requirements can...

The Vaccine: Can Employers force Employees to Take It

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTChristine JonathanAssociate From the desk of: KEY CONTACTChristine JonathanAssociate The Vaccine: Can Employers force Employees to Take It As the nightmare of COVID continues to dominate all aspects of our daily lives, it does appear as though hope is on...

Trees and Property Rights

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTRon KanterCounsel Trees and Property Rights The City of Toronto protects trees through its Official Plan, Trees By-law and Tree Protection Policy.  Many other cities in southern Ontario have taken similar action.  The province has passed a law protecting trees...

Equalization of Net Family Property in Ontario

From the desk of: KEY CONTACT Ross Macdonald From the desk of: KEY CONTACT Ross Macdonald Equalization of Net Family Property in Ontario The Concept of “Equalization” Contrary to a common misconception, married couples do not acquire an interest in each other’s property just by...

Owner Operated Businesses Need A Shareholders’ Agreement

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTMichael CareyCounsel Owner Operated Businesses Need A Shareholders’ Agreement Corporations in Canada may be incorporated under the federal laws of Canada or the laws of a particular province. Each of these jurisdictions have a business corporations act which governs the...

Law and the Emerging Psychedelics Industry

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTMichael CareyCounsel Law and the Emerging Psychedelics Industry It may come as a surprise, but psychedelic drugs could be a legal business opportunity. Research on the medical uses of psychedelic drugs show promise for treatment of mental illness such as...

Recourse after a Tenant’s Bankruptcy: Guarantees and Indemnity Agreements in a Commercial Lease

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTHoward ManisPartner Recourse after a Tenant’s Bankruptcy: Guarantees and Indemnity Agreements in a Commercial Lease When negotiating a commercial lease, it is important for landlords to protect their rights by ensuring they obtain sufficient security from the tenant. The tenant...

Parental Alienation and Custody Battles

From the desk of: Parental Alienation and Custody Battles Parental Alienation  Custody battles are a difficult time for all parties involved. They become even more difficult when one parent alienates (unfairly manipulates a child to reject the other parent) a child against the other parent. ...

Spousal Support – The Threshold Question of Entitlement

From the desk of: KEY CONTACT Ross Macdonald From the desk of: KEY CONTACT Ross Macdonald Spousal Support - The Threshold Question of Entitlement The adoption of the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines has injected a much-needed level of standardization into what was previously an unsatisfactorily...

Canada’s Economic Response Plan For The Coronavirus Pandemic

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