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Changes to Law, Major Case Decisions, Industry Trends, & Other Legal Issues

Owners Associations: Transition to Societies Act Deadline in 2018

By Andrea East
Categories: Blog, Business Law
All owners associations must file Societies Act transition paperwork by November 2018.

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Time is of the Essence: When Late is No Better Than Never

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
Contracts for the purchase and sale of real property and many other commercial contracts contain a clause that says in respect of certain or all contractual obligations that “time is of the essence.”

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Disinherited

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Unfortunately, spouses separate, children do not get along with their parents and vice versa.

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Canada Revenue Agency Adds Restrictions to Voluntary Disclosure Program

By Thomas Fellhauer
Categories: Blog, Tax
The Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) is a form of “tax amnesty” program available in Canada.

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Travelling to the United States with Your Nanny? Make Sure you Obtain the Proper Work Visa First

By Bryan Fitzpatrick
It is that time of year when families want to travel to warm places like Florida, Arizona and California, in order to get away from the Canadian winter. Often times families want to bring along their nanny.

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Piercing the Corporate Veil in Construction: When Work is So Bad it Amounts to Fraud

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
It can be frustrating for homeowners dealing with inadequate contractors that the controlling mind/primary owner of the company can hide behind their corporation to avoid personal liability.

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A Will – Not Just For the Wealthy

By Vanessa DeDominicis
“I don’t need a Will, I don’t have anything”……YES YOU DO!

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New Case out of the BC Court of Appeal Highlights the Challenges High Conflict Parenting Disputes

By Leneigh Bosdet
Categories: Blog, Family Law
On November 23 the Court of Appeal released the family law decision N.R.G. v. G.R.G. 2017 BCCA 407. This is a very important case.

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Auditor General Releases Report on Canada Revenue Agency Service Quality

By Zach Pashley
Categories: Blog, Tax
On November 21, 2017 the Auditor General released its 2017 Fall Report.

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