Jordyn Allan

Associate | Saskatoon

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Turning our minds to estate planning and the importance of maintaining an up-to-date estate plan

A number of factors motivate individuals to engage in the estate planning process. Common motivating factors include a change in relationship status, births or deaths in one’s family, a change in net worth and a health diagnosis that turns one’s...

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Ways to Maintain Proper Books and Records

A recent Tax Court of Canada (“TCC”) decision, Promised Land Ministries v. The Queen[1], serves as a reminder to charities of the importance of maintaining proper books and records.  When a charity fails to maintain proper books and records, it...

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What’s Happening

Robert Hayhoe and Jordyn Allan prepared an article entitled:  “Cultural Property Eligibility Clarified by FCA and Parliament”, which was published in the Canadian Tax Highlights, July 2019 issue. Robert Hayhoe and Susan Manwaring were ranked in the L’expert Guide to...

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Federal Court of Appeal Weighs in on Cultural Property: A Win For Canadian Museums and Art Galleries

Both the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Government have now weighed in on Canada’s rules for exporting important pieces of art. Most recently, in Canada (Attorney General) v Heffel Gallery Limited, 2019 FCA 82, the Federal Court of...

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Ontario Gaming Regulator Launches Phase Two of Electronic Raffles Roll-Out, Offering Increased Fundraising Opportunities for Licensed Non-Profits

On January 18, 2019, the Government of Ontario announced changes to its raffle licensing framework, which provides more options and greater flexibility to Ontario charities and religious organizations wishing to fundraise through online raffles.  This is in line with the...

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Secured Lenders Beware! Saskatchewan is Proposing to Create a Superpriority for Employer Obligations to Pension Plans

Will this proposal capture unfunded liabilities under defined benefit pension plans? As we summarized in a recent Financial Services & Insolvency Communiqué, Saskatchewan has introduced Bill 151 (the Bill) which amends The Personal Property Security Act, 1993 (Saskatchewan) (the PPSA...

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What’s Happening?

Social Impact group lead Susan Manwaring was invited by the Senate to appear before the Senate Special Committee on the Charitable Sector to present on the impact of federal and provincial laws and policies governing charities, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other similar...

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Saskatchewan’s The Informal Public Appeals Act: the Humboldt Broncos Case Study

The Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench has ordered money to be distributed from the Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc. to the victims and families impacted by the shocking bus crash in which 16 members of the team were killed and...

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Legal Issues for Charities and NPOs on Social Media Networks

Maintaining a social media presence can be a huge asset for charities and non-profits as they pursue their missions and mandates. These networks are powerful tools that can be used to reach wider audiences, increase brand awareness and outreach and...

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New Opportunities for Investors in the Saskatchewan Technology and Agricultural Sectors Following the Release of Saskatchewan’s 2018-2019 Provincial Budget

On April 10, 2018, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Finance, Donna Harpauer, presented Saskatchewan’s provincial budget for 2018-2019. The budget announces two new incentives for investments in the technology and agricultural sectors: 1. The Saskatchewan Technology Start-up Incentive This two-year pilot program...

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Saskatchewan and Alberta securities regulators combine forces to increase financing opportunities for small businesses

Start-up crowdfunding is a form of equity funding for small businesses, like any other form of financing available to small businesses looking to raise capital. It is a process by which small businesses are able to raise funds from the...

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The Winds of Change: How Will the Saskatchewan Government’s New Wind Energy Siting Location Guidelines Impact Wind Energy Developers?

On September 19, 2016, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment refused to approve the development of a proposed wind energy project near the Village of Chaplin, Saskatchewan (the “Chaplin Project”). Environmental concerns – predominantly the concern that the proposed location was...

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Navigating Canada’s Federal and Provincial Climate Change Initiatives

November 2, 2016 – Special Edition of Miller Thomson’s EnviroNotes: This publication is intended as an overview of Canadian federal and provincial climate change initiatives and their potential impact on businesses. The laws, regulations and policies discussed in this overview...

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