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Published on: 16 Jan 2020 By

Are employees “off-ramping” from your organization?

When employees experience personal trauma, challenging transitions in the workplace, difficult relationships with managers, etc., some of them will choose to “off-ramp,” a term referring to those who voluntarily resign or reduce their working hours. Many employers will be familiar with an em…

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Published on: 14 Jan 2020 By

Should I practice through a professional corporation?

Several years ago, most professions governed by colleges or institutes were granted the ability to incorporate. Since that time, thousands of professionals across Canada have incorporated their practices. For newer graduates, whether, and when, to incorporate will be an important decision. T…

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Published on: 13 Jan 2020 By

Citizen suits against the government for GHG emissions

Numerous climate change actions have been brought against governmental entities globally within the past decade with increasing frequency. In Canada, three actions have been brought against the Canadian government within the past three years for insufficient action to reduce greenhouse gas e…

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Published on: 13 Jan 2020 By

Understanding the differences between GDPR, CCPA, and PIPEDA – a guide for Canadian businesses

Gone are days of unregulated and untethered data gathering. With the rolling out of the California Consumer Privacy Act, Canadian businesses are now finding themselves navigating a sea awash with a patchwork of extraterritorial legislation. The laws are sometimes inconsistent, often vague, a…

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Published on: 9 Jan 2020 By

Establishing a medicine professional corporation: Who is permitted to own shares?

The Regulated Health Professions Act allows medical professionals to establish a corporation for the purpose of practicing medicine. Creating a Medicine Professional Corporation (MPC) may be financially beneficial for physicians since the tax rate of the corporation is much lower compared to…

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Published on: 2 Jan 2020 By

Coming up in 2020: Canada’s first public Bitcoin fund

This year is going to be a Happy New Year for The BitCoin Fund (the “Fund”), whose final prospectus was approved by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). It is the first public bitcoin fund to be cleared by any Canadian securities regulator.  The Bitcoin Fund is a public investment trust …

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Published on: 17 Dec 2019 By

Expanded tax on split income (TOSI) rules for professionals

Many professionals choose to incorporate a professional corporation to take advantage of the various tax benefits of doing so.  Professionals, such as physicians and dentists, who are permitted to include family members[1] as shareholders, have historically been able to benefit from income s…

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