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ACCELERATE OKANAGAN NEEDS YOU!

By Blair Forrest
Categories: Firm News
If you are an entrepreneur, please help AO and the #OKGNtech community by completing this survey.

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Pushor Mitchell Partner Blair Forrest Voted Chair of Accelerate Okanagan Board

By Blair Forrest
Categories: Firm News
Blair Forrest has been voted Chair of Accelerate Okanagan's 2016/2017 Board of Directors.

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If You Use E-Mail, Your World Is About To Change!

By Blair Forrest
On July 1, 2014, most sections of Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) will come into effect.  Among other things, there are important new requirements for continuing to use e-mail and other electronic messages for “commercial” purposes.  In most cases, businesses and other persons disseminating such “commercial electronic messages” will need the consent of the recipient.

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B.C. Securities Commission Proposes New Equity Crowdfunding Rule

By Blair Forrest
Categories: Blog, Securities
On March 20, 2014 the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), along with the securities regulators in Québec, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Nova Scotia, published a Notice and Request for Comment for a proposed a new exemption from the prospectus requirements to enable private companies to raise smaller amounts of money from members of the public over the internet.

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Expanded Registration Rules Apply To Many Private Corporations

By Blair Forrest
Categories: Blog, Securities
In Canada, securities regulation consists of three main components: prospectus requirements, registration requirements and (for reporting issuers such as publicly listed corporations) continuous disclosure requirements.  The prospectus requirements and registration requirements apply to all trades of securities, whether the trade involves securities of a public entity or a private entity. (For more information on prospectus [...]

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30% Tax Refund for Investors!!

By Blair Forrest
Categories: Blog, Tax
Under a relatively little known provincial investment capital program, B.C. resident investors can get a tax refund for 30% of the amount of their investment.  Here’s how it works:

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