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June 21, 2018

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30 Months in Jail for Facilitating False Donation Tax Scheme

Robert B. Hayhoe

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has just upheld the conviction and 30-month jail sentence of a tax return preparer who facilitated false charitable donation claims.  The Court in R. v. Ajise considered a situation where Mr. Ajise prepared tax...


Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Decision to Deny Accreditation to Trinity Western University Law School

Andrew Valentine

On June 15, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much-anticipated decisions in Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada (2018 SCC 33) and Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University (2018 SCC 32).  The...


B.C. Considers Benefit Corporations

Sarah Fitzpatrick

British Columbia may become the first province in Canada to pass legislation that provides for the creation of “benefit corporations.” Benefit corporations are different from the typical for-profit business corporation in that they must be mandated to conduct business for...


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