Recent Changes to Prospectus Exemptions

May 19, 2015

On May 5, 2015, important changes to securities laws came into effect, affecting companies and selling security holders that wish to raise capital in reliance of certain exemptions to the […]

Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption Increase

February 27, 2015

In 2013, the Canadian government announced that the lifetime capital gains exemption (“LCGE”) available to resident Canadian individuals would increase to $800,000 for the 2014 year, and the amount would […]

TFSA, RRSP, and RRIF Charitable Beneficiary Designations

December 1, 2014

When planning to make a gift to a charity as part of an estate plan, consider designating the charity as a beneficiary of a Registered Account.  Registered Accounts include: tax-free […]

Board of Director Gender Diversity ‘Comply or Explain’ Disclosure a New Reality for Canadian Reporting Issuers

November 24, 2014

On October 15th, 2014, all securities regulators in Canada other than Alberta and British Columbia announced amendments to National Instrument 58-101 (Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices) that will require all […]

Ontario Will: Frequently Asked Questions

November 18, 2014

What is a will? A will is a legal document that allows you to determine how your estate is dealt with after you die.  For example, your will can address […]

An Overview of Stock Option Plans

October 9, 2014

Under a typical stock option plan, an employer provides their employee with a right to purchase a certain number of shares for a stated exercise price.  Generally, the option vests […]

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