In This Issue - #184 June 30, 2014

  1. Retirement Congratulations from the Pushor Mitchell LLP Team 
  2. Another Great Reason to Choose Pushor Mitchell - Matt Canzer 
  3. Historic SCC Ruling Grants Aboriginal Title To Lands In BC 
  4. Key Changes To Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program 
  5. Patent vs. Latent Defects and Caveat Emptor 
  6. The New Wills Estates and Succession Act “WESA” 
  7. Mistreatment of Taxpayers by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) 
  8. Do I Need A Prenup? Cohabitation And Marriage Agreements In British Columbia 
  9. Why Paying for Timely Legal Advice Saves you Money in the Long Run 
  10. In The Community – Alexa Geddes Winner of Pushor Mitchell LLP $10,000 Award 
  11. Legal Lite - 'Deerly' Defrauded? 41 Charged in $5M Car-Accident Insurance Scam 

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1. Retirement Congratulations from the Pushor Mitchell LLP Team

The lawyers and staff at Pushor Mitchell want to share with you that their colleague Allan Elliott has decided to retire from the practice of law effective June 30, 2014.

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2. Another Great Reason to Choose Pushor Mitchell - Matt Canzer

Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Matt Canzer to the firm as an associate lawyer.

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3. Historic SCC Ruling Grants Aboriginal Title To Lands In BC - by Theresa Arsenault, Q.C.*

On June 26, 2014, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada delivered an historic, unanimous decision in the Williams/ Tsilhqot’in vs. BC case, granting a declaration that the Tsilhqot’in First Nation has aboriginal title to 1750 square kilometers of crown land near Williams Lake in the interior of BC.

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4. Key Changes To Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program - by Alfred Kempf*

Program name change from Labour Market Opinion ("LMO") to Labour Market Impact Assessment ("LMIA")

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5. Patent vs. Latent Defects and Caveat Emptor - by Jeremy Burgess

The local housing market appears to be on the rise.

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6. The New Wills Estates and Succession Act “WESA” - by Vanessa DeDominicis

The substantive law is changing with regard to the presumption of survivorship.

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7. Mistreatment of Taxpayers by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) - by Thomas Fellhauer*

The door has opened a bit more for taxpayers to hold Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") and its agents accountable for the mistreatment of taxpayers.

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8. Do I Need A Prenup? Cohabitation And Marriage Agreements In British Columbia - by Monica McParland

You don’t need to be Gwyneth Paltrow or Brad Pitt to benefit from a “prenup”.

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9. Why Paying for Timely Legal Advice Saves you Money in the Long Run - by Jeremy Burgess

There is an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is almost never truer than when it comes to getting timely and competent legal advice.

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10. In The Community – Alexa Geddes Winner of Pushor Mitchell LLP $10,000 Award

Alexa Geddes, graduating with a BSc Honours with a major in biology and a minor in psychology from UBCO, is the winner of this year’s $10,000 Pushor Mitchell LLP Gold Medal Leadership Prize.

 

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11. Legal Lite - 'Deerly' Defrauded? 41 Charged in $5M Car-Accident Insurance Scam

Forty-one suspects have been charged for their alleged involvement in an insurance scam involving fake car accidents and piles of dead deer.

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