In This Issue - #185 July 31, 2014

  1. Monthly Lawyer Profile - David Brown 
  2. What Happens If I Die Without A Will? Legislation Changes And How They Affect Distribution 
  3. Harley-Davidson Recall 
  4. Personal Optional Protection Provides Important Protection for Business Owners Who Might Be Injured On The Job 
  5. Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit Organizations Must Take Action by October 17, 2014 
  6. An Employee By Any Other Name: CRA Assesses “Employer” for EI and CPP Premiums 
  7. Cyclists: Enjoy the Ride in Safety 
  8. Canada’s Anti-Spam, Pro-Consent Legislation 
  9. A Summer Sojourn Down The Mighty Yukon 
  10. In The Community - 32nd Annual Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon 
  11. Legal lite - Folks in Colorado Are Buying Tons of Pot, Literally 

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1. Monthly Lawyer Profile - David Brown

Why did you become a lawyer?

When I was in my undergrad at university, I was intent on working in finance. It turns out I'm terrible in math and calculus.

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2. What Happens If I Die Without A Will? Legislation Changes And How They Affect Distribution - by Vanessa DeDominicis

What happens if you die without a Will? Unfortunately, people continue to die without a Will. The biggest change to intestacy rules under the new WESA legislation affects spouses.

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3. Harley-Davidson Recall - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

Harley-Davidson has announced a recall of over 66,000 motorcycles due to a defect that can cause the front wheel to suddenly lock up.

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4. Personal Optional Protection Provides Important Protection for Business Owners Who Might Be Injured On The Job - by Wesley Forgione

In May, I wrote on the necessity for sole active principals to ensure they are properly registered and compliant with WorksafeBC to ensure they are covered in the event of accident. This month the topic of coverage will be Personal Optional Protection (“POP”).

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5. Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit Organizations Must Take Action by October 17, 2014 - by Thomas Fellhauer*

Any federally incorporated not-for-profit organization that was incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act on or before October 16, 2011 must take action to transition to the Canadian Not-For-Profit Corporations Act by October 17, 2014.

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6. An Employee By Any Other Name: CRA Assesses “Employer” for EI and CPP Premiums - by Matthew Canzer

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 Act and the Canada Pension Plan.

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7. Cyclists: Enjoy the Ride in Safety - by Jeremy Burgess

During the summertime, there’s almost no better way to enjoy the sunshine than a ride on your bicycle. Whether you are training for a GranFondo or Iron Man event or simply enjoying a casual ride on the weekend, cycling is a great way to enjoy the summer and a fantastic alternative to driving.

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8. Canada’s Anti-Spam, Pro-Consent Legislation

In our May 30, 2014 issue, Blair Forrest reminded our readers of the impending arrival of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) effective July 1, 2014.

This month we take a closer look at the consent provisions of CASL and provide some general information for those businesses and individuals who are interested in sending “commercial electronic messages” (“CEM”) to clients.

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9. A Summer Sojourn Down The Mighty Yukon - by Brent Coyne

For most people, a vacation entails relaxing in hot weather, a vacated schedule and a full glass of one’s choicest libation. However, for some of the more adventurous amongst us - vacation is a prime opportunity to “push” one’s self in a different direction from the normal day to day routine.

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10. In The Community - 32nd Annual Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon

The Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon takes place Friday, August 15th through Sunday, August 17th starting and ending in Downtown Kelowna.

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11. Legal lite - Folks in Colorado Are Buying Tons of Pot, Literally

As Colorado has been selling legal pot to the general public for more than six months now, a new government study has found that residents and visitors alike are smoking tons of pot. Not figurative tons.

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