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In This Issue - #247 September 2019

  1. Tax on Split Income (TOSI):  Why Does the Federal Government Single Out Small and Medium-Sized Family-Owned Businesses that Provide Services?
  2. Does Natural Death Have to be Reasonably Foreseeable for One to Qualify for Medical Assistance in Dying?
  3. Commercial Tenancies: Removing an Overholding Tenant
  4. Inheriting Property Jointly With Other Beneficiaries And The Importance Of Co-Ownership Agreements
  5. White-out Of Beneficiary’s Name – An Effective Disinheritance?
  6. Discharging a Builders’ Lien on Posting of Security: How Much is Enough?
  7. Mark Danielson Appointed to Board of Directors of Canadian Home Builders’ Association (Central Okanagan)
  8. Pushor Mitchell Presents Cheque for over $4,000 to Central Okanagan Food Bank
  9. Angela Price-Stephens Appointed to the Advisory to Judicial Council Committee
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1. Tax on Split Income (TOSI):  Why Does the Federal Government Single Out Small and Medium-Sized Family-Owned Businesses that Provide Services?

by Thomas Fellhauer

Usually tax laws apply to everyone.  However, in 2017, the Federal Government introduced a special tax on dividends that treats family-owned private businesses that provide services more harshly than other businesses that sell goods. ...

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Thomas Fellhauer
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2. Does Natural Death Have to be Reasonably Foreseeable for One to Qualify for Medical Assistance in Dying?

by Paul Tonita

I have been following the evolution of medical assistance in dying in Canada since before the Supreme Court of Canada released its reasons for judgment in the Carter decision. ...

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Paul Tonita
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3. Commercial Tenancies: Removing an Overholding Tenant

by Jeremy Burgess

The rights and remedies that attach to commercial tenancies are generally prescribed by the lease agreement giving rise to the tenancy. ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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4. Inheriting Property Jointly With Other Beneficiaries And The Importance Of Co-Ownership Agreements

by Vanessa DeDominicis

Whenever property is ‘co-owned’ by anyone other than a husband and wife, I always strongly recommend that a Co-Ownership Agreement be put in place. Family cabins at the lake, Big White ski condos, property inherited by estranged beneficia ...

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Vanessa DeDominicis
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5. White-out Of Beneficiary’s Name – An Effective Disinheritance?

by Angela Price-Stephens

In the recent case of Levesque Estate (Re), 2019 BCSC 927 Justice Gomery considered whether the beneficiary, whose name was obscured by white-out, was effectively disinherited. ...

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Angela Price-Stephens
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6. Discharging a Builders’ Lien on Posting of Security: How Much is Enough?

by Jeremy Burgess

When a builders’ lien is filed, it can cause all manner of disruptions to financial, contractual and business relations ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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7. Mark Danielson Appointed to Board of Directors of Canadian Home Builders’ Association (Central Okanagan)

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

Mark Danielson, an associate lawyer with Pushor Mitchell LLP, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Canadian Home Builders' Association (Central Okanagan). ...

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Pushor Mitchell LLP
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8. Pushor Mitchell Presents Cheque for over $4,000 to Central Okanagan Food Bank

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

Internal fundraising efforts at Pushor Mitchell raised over $4,000 for the Central Okanagan Food Bank. ...

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Pushor Mitchell LLP
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9. Angela Price-Stephens Appointed to the Advisory to Judicial Council Committee

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

This Committee is an important component of the decision-making process for appointing new Provincial Court judges. ...

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