In This Issue - #186 August 29, 2014

  1. Business After Hours at Pushor Mitchell LLP 
  2. Presentation Series for Employers - Navigating the Seas of Change: Employment Law Today 
  3. Monthly Lawyer Profile - Jesse Bernhardt 
  4. Amendments To The Citizenship Act. Will You Still Be Canadian? 
  5. Cost of an Injury Lawyer 
  6. Do I Really Have To Pay? Spousal Support In British Columbia 
  7. Real Estate Development Marketing Act – Amendments to Policy Statements 
  8. Executor’s Duties, Post WESA 
  9. Sale Of Property: Is It Taxed As Income Or Capital? 
  10. KCR Immigrant Services Offers A Workshop For Temporary Foreign Workers 
  11. Interesting Cases / Transactions - Pushor Mitchell Lawyers Successfully Defend The PHA Against The City Of Penticton 
  12. Legal Lite - Disneyland's 59th Anniversary: 10 Legally Weird Disney Incidents 

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1. Business After Hours at Pushor Mitchell LLP

Please join us for refreshments and networking opportunities with the business community at the annual Kelowna Chamber of Commerce September Business after Hours at Pushor Mitchell LLP.

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2. Presentation Series for Employers - Navigating the Seas of Change: Employment Law Today - by David Brown

Pushor Mitchell is pleased to announce to local businesses its new employment law series, Navigating the Seas of Change: Employment Law Today.

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3. Monthly Lawyer Profile - Jesse Bernhardt

Why did you become a lawyer?

I have always enjoyed business. As a lawyer I have a chance to be involved with many different business ideas and to advise businesses at all stages of growth.

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4. Amendments To The Citizenship Act. Will You Still Be Canadian? - by Sandra Hakanson

On June 19, 2014, amendment to Canada’s Citizenship Act received final passage and Royal Assent. While some of these changes take effect soon, most of them will take effect in 2015.

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5. Cost of an Injury Lawyer

Let’s face it; nobody wants to pay for legal services if they do not have to, but if you have been injured in an accident you may have thought about hiring a lawyer to help you navigate your claim. If you have not hired a lawyer, one of the reasons might be that you think that lawyers are expensive. So, what is the cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer anyway?

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6. Do I Really Have To Pay? Spousal Support In British Columbia - by Monica McParland

Are you in the process of separating and wondering if you have to pay spousal support to your “Ex”? Spousal Support is certainly not automatic but it may be awarded in some cases.

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7. Real Estate Development Marketing Act – Amendments to Policy Statements - by Bradley Cronquist

Changes to the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (“REDMA”) came into force on May 29, 2014. The Superintendent of Real Estate has introduced amendments to policy statements under REDMA which are designed to complement the changes to REDMA.

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8. Executor’s Duties, Post WESA - by Vanessa DeDominicis

In British Columbia, the new Wills, Estates and Succession Act ("WESA"), which came into force on March 31, 2014, governs what happens when a person passes away. If you have been appointed Executor in the Will, there are a wide range of obligations if you accept the position of Executor.

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9. Sale Of Property: Is It Taxed As Income Or Capital? - by Wesley Forgione

Where a business carries on several different types of work, it is important to ensure that those activities are segregated and that detailed records are kept in the event of a dispute with the Canada Revenue Agency (the "CRA").

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10. KCR Immigrant Services Offers A Workshop For Temporary Foreign Workers - by Sandra Hakanson

KCR Immigrant Services Offers a Workshop for Temporary Foreign Workers: "Changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program"

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11. Interesting Cases / Transactions - Pushor Mitchell Lawyers Successfully Defend The PHA Against The City Of Penticton

On July 30, 2014 the British Columbia Supreme Court issued their decision in respect of a legal challenge brought by the City of Penticton against the Penticton Hospitality Association, a volunteer based organisation, representing more than 40 resort, hotel, motel and bed and breakfast operators in the south Okanagan region.

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12. Legal Lite - Disneyland's 59th Anniversary: 10 Legally Weird Disney Incidents

Disneyland's 59th Anniversary is this year, which makes it a great time to reflect on all the joy (and pain) Disney has brought its fans.

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