Don’t sue the messenger? CASL’s private right of action coming July 1, 2017

May 11, 2017

By now most Canadian businesses have had at least some exposure to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which came into force in 2014. However, one key aspect of CASL that is […]

Can You Invest in a SAFE Through an RRSP or TFSA?

April 11, 2017

We have been fielding numerous questions lately about whether or not a SAFE can be a qualified investment for an RRSP or a TFSA. A SAFE (“simple agreement for future […]

Recent De Facto Control Decisions

March 29, 2017

Canadian tax laws favour Canadian controlled private corporations (CCPCs) by granting them exclusive access to refundable scientific research and experimental development (“SR&ED”) tax credits and lower tax rates on business […]

2017 Federal Budget

March 23, 2017

The 2017 Federal Budget was tabled on March 22, and although it contained a few changes to tax legislation, it is more noteworthy for what was missing. First, we will […]

Notice – Last chance for not-for-profits to transition

February 15, 2017

Notice from Corporations Canada – All corporations created under the Canada Corporations Act, Part II need to have completed their transition to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and received their […]

Issuing shares? Better make sure they are paid for.

December 16, 2016

Pursuant to the corporate law in Ontario, British Columbia and Canada (and potentially other jurisdictions), a share in the capital of a corporation cannot be issued until the shares are […]

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