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TFSA, RRSP, and CPP Changes to Expect in 2021

March, 25, 2021 | By Laura Edwards The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) implements significant tax law changes every year. For instance, in 2020, the CRA announced at least eight revisions, including some changes to the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) and taxes on journalists. While there are several revisions this year as well, it’s three of the […]

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Homegrown data-driven advice is the new normal at Lenczner Slaght

By Julius Melnitzer | March 22, 2021 Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP is incorporating homegrown data-driven decision-making as a key part of the firm’s litigation strategy. The prominent litigation boutique is certainly not the first firm in the country to use machine-learning predictive outcomes – but they appear to be the first to have […]

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Women GCs on boards double up on men: Blakes study

By Julius Melnitzer | March 18. 2021 Women constituted 66 percent of the general counsel who sat on the boards of Canadian public companies in 2020, outnumbering their male counterparts by 2:1, according to a study by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. The surge has been remarkable: since 2016, women GCs represent 75 percent of […]

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BARE BONES BRIEFS: U.K. leaves GDPR; Mortgage broker licensing requirements exemptions; Arbitration & the pandemic; EAPO launches pharmaceutical register

By Julius Melnitzer | March 16, 2021 U.K. abandons GDPR U.K. culture secretary Oliver Dowden says the country will strike its own data adequacy agreements with other countries. Although the U.K. has already secured such an agreement, still in draft, with the EU, it does not intend to “copy and paste” the EU’s rulebook, known […]

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Bare Bones Briefs: UN, OECD say lawyers are “professional enablers” of crime; Consumers love lawyers’ online reviews; SCC to decide whether Jordan applies to disciplinary cases; OCA & SCJ public outreach is pathetic; ABA supports commercial arbitration

By Julius Melnitzer | March 3, 2021 UN, OECD: lawyers are “professional enablers” of crime Law Society Gazette reports that both the U.N. High Panel on International Financial Accountability and an OECD report on Ending the Shell Game describe lawyers as “professional enablers” of illicit financial flows. Needless to say, the International Bar Association protested, […]

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Anticompetitive regulatory risk on the rise: COVID’s role

By Julius Melnitzer | March 2, 2021 COVID-19 and its economic aftermath have cast a dark shadow of regulatory risk on businesses coping with Canada’s competition laws. There are two reasons: the first is that regulatory enforcement of corporate laws tends to be at its highest in bad times; the second is that that our […]

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