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CRA’s CHAMP portal not always a winner

  • June 30, 2020

The Canada Revenue Agency’s CHAMP portal is a fast and efficient option for filing certain kinds of applications. But it falls short when it comes to the online application for charitable status.

COVID-19 travel restrictions raise tax questions

  • June 30, 2020

Travel restrictions surrounding COVID-19 have created uncertainty for foreign entities doing business in Canada – over tax issues such as residency, the determination of foreign accrual property income, and whether a company will be considered to be carrying on work in Canada just because its employees are there are just some examples.

Lead or follow, but get out of the way

  • June 30, 2020
  • Kim Covert

Courts will always be necessary and have a rightful place at the centre of our system of justice, but if the fallout from COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to find a way to need courts less.

Governance gap, self-isolation key COVID-19 issues for Indigenous Peoples

  • April 28, 2020

Since COVID-19 began we’ve seen questions raised south of the border about how to deal with the democratic process of elections – specifically voting – while maintaining social distancing measures. What many Canadians might not realize is that it is also an issue for band elections in some First Nations communities.