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February 2, 2017

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When is a University not a “University”?

Neil Gurmukh, Nicole K. D’Aoust

On December 9, 2016, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a decision regarding whether or not the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (“UOIT”), a charitable organization, was entitled to rebates of Ontario retail sales tax (“RST”), which it...

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The Temple of the Jedi Order – Is it a religious charity? Depends on where you live

Troy McEachren

While many of us are familiar with the term “Jedi” from the much loved Star Wars films, we are less familiar with the nontheistic religious movement known as Jediism that the films have inspired. Over the past two years, an...

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What’s Happening

We are pleased to announce that Lampros Stougiannos has joined our Montreal office as a partner. Lampros has developed expertise in advising clients in the not-for-profit and charitable sectors with respect to corporate and commercial matters. His primary focus is...

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