Shareholders’ Agreement – The election and composition of the board of directors

April 15, 2019

In a previous blog post, we provided a brief overview of the benefit of having a shareholders’ agreement, and examples of matters that can be addressed by a shareholders’ agreement.  […]

Ottawa Biotech Firm Avivagen Closes $5.3M Financing

March 29, 2019

Ottawa-based biotech firm, Avivagen, plans to break into the U.S. market with the funds from their recent $5.3 million private placement. Avivagen makes a line of natural health products designed […]

Shareholders’ Agreement – Do I need one?

March 29, 2019

Shareholders’ agreements are generally a good idea wherever you have a company with more than one shareholder. A shareholders’ agreement can set the expectations of the parties as to how […]

2019 Federal Budget Summary

March 20, 2019

The 2019 Federal Budget was tabled March 19, 2019 and given the upcoming election, there wasn’t anything ground-breaking, but there are nonetheless a few measures to note that may directly […]

Phantom Stock Plans – Employee Incentive or Tax Nightmare?

March 5, 2019

Granting options to employees is a fairly standard form of employee incentive utilized in Canada.  What seems to be equally popular in the United States is the issuance of “phantom […]

Tax on Split Income – Does it Apply to You?

March 4, 2019

As you are getting ready to file your personal taxes for 2018, prepare yourself for a new question to be asked by your accountants…does TOSI apply to you? TOSI is […]

Employee or Independent Contractor – From the Employer’s Perspective

February 26, 2019

From an income tax perspective, it is important that employers classify workers correctly as employees or an independent contractors to ensure that the employer is in compliance with their tax […]

Vancouver’s Cmd Raises a $15 Million USD Series B

February 26, 2019

On Tuesday, February 26, Cmd announced that they closed a $15 million USD Series B financing led by Google Ventures. The funding also featured participation from Expa and Amplify Partners. […]

Bonfire Interactive Acquired by GTY Technology Holdings

February 21, 2019

It’s official…Bonfire Interactive has been acquired by GTY Technology Holdings. The deal was first announced back in September. The transaction was part of a merger that included five other leading SaaS […]

Federal Corporations to Begin Tracking Individuals with “Significant Control”

February 15, 2019

A law which received Royal Assent December 13, 2018 will increase reporting obligations of corporations governed by the Canada Business Corporations Act (or CBCA). Effective June 13, 2019, non-public CBCA […]

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