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

Minimum Wage to Increase by 34% over Four Years

By Colin Edstrom
Premier John Horgan recently announced that the minimum wage rate in British Columbia will rise to $15 per hour by 2021

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Liability Waivers: If in Doubt, Get a New One

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
Liability waivers are a must for any company inviting members of the public to engage in a risky activity.

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Side with Victims, Not Bad Drivers: Say No To Caps

By Matthew Canzer
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
With a cell phone in every pocket, distracted driving accidents are on the rise and innocent people are getting hurt in more rear-end collisions than ever before.

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Questions About Title Insurance – For the Purchaser

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Title insurance is protection against loss arising from problems connected to the title to your property.

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Contracts of Purchase and Sale, Frustration, Relief from Forfeiture and the Foreign Buyer Tax

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
On July 25, 2016 the Property Transfer Tax Act introduced a 15% tax on foreign entities or taxable trustees in addition to ordinary property transfer tax.

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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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