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October 26, 2016

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Tax Court Addresses Distinction between Employees and Independent Contractors

Andrew Valentine

A recent decision of the Tax Court of Canada serves as a reminder that charities and non-profit organizations must ensure that they properly distinguish between employees and independent contractors. In Sistema Toronto Academy Inc. v. MNR, the Tax Court of...


Amendments to Canada’s Advertising Self-Regulatory Guidelines Impacts Endorsements and Testimonials

Catherine Bate, Eugenia (Evie) Bouras

Advertising Standards Canada (“ASC”), the advertising industry’s self-regulatory body, has made changes to The Canadian Code of Advertising Standards (“Code”). Effective as of October 3, 2016, these significant amendments include new guidelines that require the disclosure of any material connection...


Bill n°56: Lobbying Transparency Act – The State of Play

Éloïse Gagné

This article is also available in French: Projet de loi n° 56 : Loi sur la transparence en matière de lobbyisme. L’état d’avancement des travaux In a previous article we advised our readers of the Quebec government’s introduction of Bill...


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