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18 Feb

2022: Important Changes to Wills and Power of Attorney Legislation

Friday, February 18, 2022Greg Farano LLB, CFA, TEP, Lindsay Ann Histrop, Ian SpiegelBusiness Law, Corporate LawWills

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Significant changes have recently been made to the Succession Law Reform Act (“SLRA”) and Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 (“SDA”). Estates lawyers and clients looking for estate planning advice should

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20 Jan

Update: New Reporting Requirements For Trusts

Thursday, January 20, 2022Greg Farano LLB, CFA, TEP, Lindsay Ann Histrop, Ian SpiegelBusiness Law, Corporate LawTrusts

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In a previous blog post, we discussed the proposed new T3 Trust Income Tax and Information Return reporting and filing requirements for certain express trusts. These changes

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26 May

Snow washing is now more difficult in Canada, but at what cost?

Wednesday, May 26, 2021Kenneth Jull, Ian SpiegelLitigationSnow Washing, Money Laundering

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For several years, the Canadian government has begun to focus on “snow washing”, the purifying of illegitimate funds through using shell corporations to launder money...

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3 Jun

Facebook To Pay $9 Million Penalty Under Canada’s Competition Act

Wednesday, June 3, 2020Kenneth Jull, Ian SpiegelLitigationAdvertising, Compliance, Administrative Monetary Penalty

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On May 19, 2020 the Competition Bureau announced that Facebook Inc. will pay a $9 million administrative monetary penalty (“AMP”), and an additional $500,000 for the costs of the Bureau’s investigation, after...

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2 Apr

Frustration and Pandemic - A Long Term Perspective on COVID-19 and Frustration of Contracts

Thursday, April 2, 2020Kenneth Jull, Ian SpiegelLitigationCompliance, COVID-19, Frustration, Force Majeure, Contract Law

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In these times of global health uncertainty and economic troubles it is tempting to jump to the “frustration of contract” conclusion. While we acknowledge that it is tempting to see the current economic trouble as frustrating the performance of contract there are a number of factors that must be considered when...

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