Feds’ proposed private corporation tax changes are an attack on lawyers and businessIn 2016, the federal government eliminated ways to maximize the small business deduction. Earlier this year, the government took aim at tax deferral opportunities afforded to certain professionals, including lawyers, by proposing to eliminate billed-basis accounting.
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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:00

The Top 25 Most Influential 2017

Canadian Lawyer’s top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada is now in its eighth year. The Top 25 is always the magazine’s most-read and most-commented-on feature. Its popularity — both in terms of the number of nominations we receive as well as the number of votes in the public poll — highlights the engagement and pride in their colleagues that lawyers, judges and others in the legal profession have.

Monday, 10 July 2017 09:01

A case of no respect?

Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz
Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz
Poor François Desroches-Lapointe. A board member and spokesman for the Quebec civil lawyers’ and notaries’ union — Les avocats et notaires de l’État québécois, or LANEQ — he tried in vain in May to find members who were willing to share their first-hand experiences on the picket lines during their historic four-month general strike, the longest in Canadian public service history.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 05 June 2017 09:00

Show me the (laundered) money

Our June issue of Canadian Lawyer has a money theme. We publish our annual Legal Fees Survey in this issue, which we hope will help lawyers and law firms better understand how their fees compare to their competition. Often, lawyers make these business decisions based on little to no data, and our survey is meant to help address that.
Published in Commentary
Monday, 05 June 2017 09:01

Tracking dirty money

Tracking dirty moneyA turf war between law societies and the federal government is almost inevitable with new rules on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing in the pipeline.
Monday, 29 May 2017 09:00

Suing leviathans, a.k.a. taxpayers

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a public law litigation boom in Canada currently underway.
Published in Commentary
Monday, 03 April 2017 09:00

Trudeau’s immigration promises

Illustration: Matthew Billington
Illustration: Matthew Billington
Lawyers are cautiously optimistic that the Liberals can continue their positive momentum.
Published in Features
Monday, 27 March 2017 09:00

Reforming CASL: Time to lighten up

Reforming CASL: Time to lighten upImagine a new law 10 years in the making — the result of a government-established task force and action plan to tackle a serious economic problem. 
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Liberals pick only low-hanging justice fruit with Bill C-39This month, the Liberal government took swift and decisive action against zombie laws found lurking in Canada’s Criminal Code. Except their actions were not swift, decisive or principled but instead a half-hearted grab at only the lowest hanging justice fruit.
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Monday, 06 March 2017 09:00

Labour law overhaul

Illustration: Pete Ryan
Illustration: Pete Ryan
Ontario’s ‘Changing Workplaces Review’ could swing the pendulum toward employees.
Published in Features
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