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Admittedly, Crossfit is known for being slightly cult-like. Devotees to the exercise regime based on “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movements” are not casual about their commitment to the sport (yes, it’s a competitive sport)
When he’s not practicing law, Pushor Mitchell LLP Associate Matt Canzer is working to address the issue of homelessness amongst Canadian Veterans. Disturbed by media reports of suicides and declining community support available, Matt reached out to Veterans Emergency Transition Services (www.vetscanada.org) and agreed to help establish a provincial team in British Columbia. He now […]
What a great night out that was! I owe you $100 for my concert ticket, and you owe me $150 for dinner and drinks. Why don’t you just give me $50 and we’ll call it even Steven? While most people don’t think twice about settling their debts this way, parents who owe each other child […]
When a company’s financial situation becomes turbulent, it might be tempting for directors to ensure that creditors are paid before remitting source deductions (i.e. income taxes, GST, employment insurance premiums, and Canada Pension Plan contributions) to the government. To discourage this reprioritization of the company’s resources, directors can be held personally liable for the corporation’s […]
Should consumers be charged GST on marihuana? Yes, according to the Tax Court of Canada in Hedges v. The Queen, 2014 TCC 270, because marihuana is legally available for purchase without a prescription and without a Ministerial exemption. Most goods and services are subject to a 5% GST. Some supplies, like basic groceries and prescription […]
Whether a worker is engaged as an employee or as an independent contractor has several legal consequences. Although the parties usually sign a seemingly clear written contract, the Tax Court of Canada is regularly called upon to review the working relationship to determine whether the work was insurable and pensionable employment under the Employment Insurance […]