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Managing the Trump effect

  • August 24, 2017
  • Ann Macaulay

Donald Trump has been president of the United States for just eight months but many Canadian lawyers have already started to see the impact of his protectionist policies on their practices. And that impact will likely continue to affect Canadian businesses and their lawyers as more policies are unveiled.

No logo: Marijuana bill nixes idea of Joe Cannabis or Tony the THC Tiger

  • May 25, 2017
  • Doug Beazley

It’s not over until the regulations are passed, but so far it looks Bill C-45 will make marijuana legal, but it won’t let vendors make it pretty, or appealing in any way. If the primary goal is to undercut the black market in pot, however, something may have to give.

Blockchain: Lawyers, take note

  • May 25, 2017
  • Kim Nayyer

Blockchain is the basis for the world’s best known cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, but it has a much broader potential, and one for which the legal profession should be prepared. Blockchain is about trust without an intermediary. Now whose job is as a trusted intermediary, a holder of escrow, a seal of authenticity and validity? Sound like anyone you know?

Time to revitalize the business immigration program

  • May 25, 2017
  • Kim Covert

The Business Immigration Program is inadequate to support the goals of attracting and retaining key talent in today’s global marketplace, the CBA’s National Immigration Section said in a recent submission to government.

Skilled Lawyer Series 2017: The legal life cycle of a business

  • February 27, 2017

Lawyers have a role in business from start-up to wind-down. Our latest Skilled Lawyer Series looks at the legal life cycle of a business, eight webinars worth a total of 12 CPD hours helping you with everything from workforce planning to the ins and outs of raising seed capital. And don’t forget to check out our litigation series as well.

Netflix tax may be coming soon to Canada

  • February 27, 2017
  • Julie Sobowale

Netflix and chill may stop being a date-night bargain if rumoured plans to start taxing foreign-based streaming services go ahead. It’s a question of fairness, says one lawyer. If streaming services in Canada have to pay taxes, foreign services are reaping a competitive advantage.

New national security review guidelines get cautious welcome

  • February 27, 2017
  • Doug Beazley

Foreign investment can be a hard sell to Canadians. Many understand the benefits of an influx of offshore cash but may balk at the sale of a national icon or at a buyer seen to represent hostile interests. The Liberal government came in on a promise to be open to foreign investment and their first steps to clarify the rules are being cautiously welcomed in business circles.