Regulation
Legal

What Should Canadians Travelling to the U.S. Know?

Ever since the last American election, travellers from around the world have shared stories of their experiences at American entry points and raised questions and doubts. So what should a Canadian passport holder know before heading to the U.S?

Legal
Financial

Facebook and Twitter Pages of Canadian Tax Evaders Being Monitored

Social media posts of Canadian taxpayers who could be cheating on their taxes are being monitored by the Canada Revenue Agency. The agency is now focusing on collecting and analyzing many kinds of data for its use including information publically available online.

Legal
Media

Is Google Ignoring Canadian Law? Is the Internet Now a 'Law Free' Zone?

A case heard last month at the Supreme Court of Canada between two B.C. companies dealt with the issue of whether Google can be considered independent of Canadian law because it operates in the ‘cloud’.

Financial
Legal

U.S. Companies Are Taking Undue Advantage of Canada's Top Talent, Canadian Taxpayers: SOTI CEO

American technology companies are taking advantage of Canada’s subsidized tuition and should be required to reimburse taxpayers, CEO of SOTI, Carl Rodrigues recently told a television channel.

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Financial
Legal

Small Businesses - Three Legal Ways to Avoid Tax

Small business owners often face uncertainty when it comes to their tax strategy. What is the best way to deal with taxation such that the taxes don’t eat into your income and how should they plan their tax strategy.

Legal
Financial

Is Exiting a Small Business With a Smart Tax Strategy Possible?

In 2014, when entrepreneur Andrew Sider decided to sell his mobile discussion platform Bunch to online marketplace VarageSale, he did not imagine that dealing with the tax charges in the deal would be such a complicated affair.

Legal
Transportation

Supreme Court of Canada Refuses to Review Verdict in UPS Class Action Suit

The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal in the UPS class action suit. The appeal filed by United Parcel Service Canada Ltd wanted a review of the verdict which favoured customers in a suit which challenged the company’s unfair brokerage fees.

Financial
Legal

Investigation Into Big Accounting Firms Finds They Recruit Justice and Tax Enforcement Officials

An investigation by a major Canadian news organization into various big names in the world of accounting has found that major accounting companies including the “Big four’ hire senior revenue agency enforcement executives and tax lawyers from the department of justice. This practice has been going on for a period of more than a decade, the investigation revealed.

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Media
Legal

A Bad Week for Canadian Netflix Subscribers

VPN services successfully blocked, means access to much less U.S. content than before. And price hikes are on the way too.

Legal
Media

Are Online Copyright Infringement Laws Affecting Canadians One Year Later?

In January 2015 a law popularly known as notice-and-notice went into effect, this law requires internet service providers to forward copyright infringement alerts to customers suspected of illegally downloading copyrighted material like movies, television shows and music.

Trade
Legal

Canada Sued for $568 Million in NAFTA Claim

U.S based Windstream Energy LLC has sued the Government of Canada in a massive NAFTA claim. The company alleges that its planned offshore wind energy project in Lake Ontario was called off unfairly.

Legal
Telecom

Bell Media shuts down CTV transmitter in Wiarton, Ont., after spat with neighbour over trees

Bell Media recently submitted an application to revoke the license of the broadcasting transmitter CKCO-TV-2, located in Wiarton, due to a dispute with a neighbour that started over a tree.