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Draft GST/HST Legislation Impacting Limited Partnerships and General Partners

November 3, 2017 | Toronto

On September 8, 2017, the Department of Finance (Canada) (“Finance”) introduced draft legislation deeming general partners of “investment limited partnerships” (a newly coined term) to be making a taxable supply when providing management or administrative services (a broadly defined term)....

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Expert evidence – Independence and Impartiality: A Quebec perspective

October 31, 2017 | Montréal

Canadian Property Tax Association Inc

The expert’s duty of impartiality and independence is well established in Quebec. In fact, the independence and impartiality of an expert are cornerstones in the assessment by the Court of the probative value of expert evidence: “It is clearly established...

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Whistleblowers and the Evidentiary Challenges in Offshore Tax Evasion Cases

October 27, 2017 | Toronto

Canadian Tax Journal, Vol. 65, No. 3

The article provides a high-level overview and comparison of the US and Canadian whistleblower programs. Whereas the us experience has resulted in the recovery of significant unreported tax dollars and successful tax prosecutions, the Canadian whistleblower program has, to date, had limited success.

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Agricultural Law Netletter

October 26, 2017 | Edmonton

LexisNexis, Issue 382

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TSX Clarifies Application of its Requirements to Marijuana Issuers with US Activities

October 20, 2017

Issuers Deemed in Violation of U.S. Laws Could Face Delisting Review Background On October 16, 2017, the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) issued a staff notice (the “October Notice”), providing guidance on and clarification regarding the application of certain of its...

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Construction d’une tour à condos… un trouble de voisinage? La Cour d’appel se prononce

October 20, 2017 | Montréal

Journal Constructo

Toute nouvelle construction entraîne son lot de désagréments pour les voisins. Évidemment, plus la construction envisagée est importante, plus les désagréments seront importants et plus ils dureront longtemps. Dans un tel contexte, les voisins d’une nouvelle construction ont-ils un recours...

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Roberto Noce comments on changes to Alberta condo legislation in The Lawyer’s Daily

October 18, 2017 | Edmonton

The Lawyer's Daily, "Changes to decades-old Alberta condo legislation 'long overdue,' lawyer says"

Alberta has announced new protections for condo buyers, a move a real estate lawyer said will mark the first major changes to the province’s condominium legislation in over 50 years. “Albertans deserve to be protected when making a big purchase like...

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Agricultural Law Netletter

October 17, 2017 | Edmonton

LexisNexis, Issue 381

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Alexandre Ajami is quoted in World Trademark Review blog article on geographical indication (GI) rights

September 25, 2017 | Montréal

World Trademark Review, "New opportunities for GI protection in Canada; food brands warned to tread carefully"

The article discusses the changes that have been made to Canada’s system of GI rights as a result of amendments to Canada’s Trademarks Act. Alexandre Ajami makes predictions as to how these changes will affect filings for GI, in addition to...

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Agricultural Law Netletter

September 21, 2017 | Edmonton

LexisNexis, Issue 380

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