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September 26, 2018
Legislative Changes Regarding Political Activities of Charities

Back in mid-August, the Government of Canada announced its intention to amend the Income Tax Act to implement changes with regards to the political activities of charities. The proposed changes would allow charities to pursue their charitable purposes by engaging in non-partisan political activities and in the development... Read More

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September 13, 2018
2019 Employment Insurance Premium Rate Change

With Canadian unemployment near a 40-year low, the Minister of Finance just announced the lowest EI premium rate since 1980. In 2019, the employee EI premium will be $1.62 per $100 of insurable earnings, which is a decrease of 4 cents from the current rate. For the majority of Canadian workers, this will be the lowest rate ... Read More

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September 10, 2018
Recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling May Affect Your Business’s Sales Tax Compliance

In our mergers and acquisition practice, we have the opportunity to work closely with our clients on the sometimes challenging process of selling their business. Of the tax issues that are raised by buyers in M&As, one of the most common is a failure by the target to comply with United States sales tax collection. In th... Read More

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August 17, 2018
Picatic acquired by Eventbrite

Vancouver based Picatic has been acquired by Eventbrite! Picatic an online ticketing company founded by Jayesh Parmar in 2008 is known for creating ticketing and registration solutions specifically within the events industry and has grown over the years with offices in Vancouver,  Toronto, San Francisco and New York. J... Read More

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August 15, 2018
LaBarge Weinstein Congratulates Canopy Growth Corporation on the Proposed $5 Billion Investment

LaBarge Weinstein LLP, a business law firm, with offices in Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto acted as sole legal counsel to Canopy Growth Corporation in connection with the transformational $5 Billion CAD ($4 Billion USD) investment by Constellation Brands announced today.  Under the proposed transaction, Constellation has al... Read More

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