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January 4, 2018
Buddybuild acquired by Apple’s Xcode engineering group

Vancouver-based Buddybuild, creator of app development tools, has been acquired by Apple’s Xcode engineering group. “We're excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community,” said a blog post from Buddybuild. ... Read More

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December 14, 2017
Revised Tax Legislation Released December 13, 2017

Just in time for an effective date of January 1, 2018, the Department of Finance released revised legislation on December 13, 2017 to address "income sprinkling". This was one of the four areas targeted in the July 2017 release of sweeping tax changes that garnered so much public attention. We have previously written about ... Read More

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December 1, 2017
Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”)

On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (“Bill 148”). The Bill will come into force on January 1, 2018 (with few exceptions noted below) and will introduce a range of changes to the ESA. The purpose of this memo is to highlight some of these changes. Employ... Read More

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November 30, 2017
November update: Status of proposed tax changes

In an earlier post, we blogged about the announcements the government made regarding changes to the July 18th tax proposals affecting small business owners. In the October announcements, the government indicated that the changes to the taxation of passive investments would be announced in the 2018 Federal Budget, that it wo... Read More

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November 23, 2017
Solido Design Automation acquired by Siemens subsidiary

Saskatoon-based Solido Design Automation has been acquired by Mentor, a Texas-based subsidiary of Siemans AG. With a focus on machine learning, Solido makes computer-aided design software used by companies that make chips for electronic devices. The company’s products are currently used in production at over 40 major c... Read More

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