Canada Government Support re: COVID-19

Posted by on Friday, March 27th, 2020 in Uncategorized

There were some good sounding announcements today for small businesses. Here are some of the key details of today’s announcements as they apply to small businesses. Short answer seems to be that for any new funds, the federal government will get your local bank to assist in the assessment and application then the government will […]

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Coronavirus for Employers

Posted by on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 in Employment Agreements, Uncategorized

Below are some tips for employers todeal with coronavirus concerns: Prevention Alert employees as to the symptoms and risks associated with the coronavirus, as well as prevention measures. This information is readily available from official health sources, including your local public health office. Encourage employees to wash their hands prior to commencing work, after sneezing […]

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Cannabis and Travel to the United States

Posted by on Monday, October 1st, 2018 in Immigration, Privacy Law, Uncategorized

SEE UPDATE BELOW On October 17, 2018 Bill C-45 comes into effect under the Cannabis Act; the distribution and consumption of cannabis products will be legalized, regulated, and controlled. For Canadians who have a business interest in a cannabis-related company this may prove problematic for future travel to the United States. A senior official with […]

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Facebook Users Beware

Posted by on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 in Privacy Law, Uncategorized

I was recently asked to comment on a news story regarding an old scam run in a new way.  Despite the image many people have of computers and smart phones often having a detrimental effect on socializing, generally this is quite the opposite of what occurs in practice.  Social networking in many forms does allow […]

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Joint Tenancy in Estate Planning

Posted by on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 in Real Estate & Property Law, Uncategorized, Wills & Estate Planning

Earlier this month I was contacted by an adult child wondering about getting themselves registered as a joint tenant on their surviving parent’s property to “make the estate easier to deal with”.  For property owners hoping to save their children the cost of probate, and children looking to find a simple way to transfer a […]

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