Social Impact Newsletter

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November 2014

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What’s Happening at Miller Thomson

Robert B. Hayhoe presented a paper entitled “2014 Charity Law Update” written by Natasha Smith and himself at The Society of Upper Canada’s 17th Annual Estates and Trusts Summit held in Toronto on November 4, 2014. Andrew Valentine co-chaired a...

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Ontario Court Comments on Executive Compensation

Robert B. Hayhoe

Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal decided Unique Broadband Systems, Inc. (Re), in which it overturned the trial judge’s decision to award the former CEO of Unique Broadband Systems (“Unique”) severance and upheld the lower court’s decision not...

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Court Confirms that Religious Charities Must Actively Promote a Religion

Natasha Smith

Earlier this month, the Federal Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether the Minister of National Revenue (the “Minister”) had erred in confirming the decision of the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) to deny the Humanics Institute’s application for charitable...

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Bill 8 Proposes to Limit Executive Compensation for Certain Broader Public Sector Organizations

André R. Nowakowski, Kathryn M. Frelick, Alissa Raphael

In July of this year, the Ontario government introduced Bill 8, which proposes (among other things) new legislation entitled the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014 (the “Executive Compensation Act”). If passed, this legislation will impose limits on executive...

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