Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Partners/Partnerships Are Tricky With GST/HST

Partners and partnerships are different legal entities for goods and services tax (GST) / harmonized sales tax (HST) purposes. Pursuant to subsection 123(1) of the Excise Tax Act (Canada), a partnership is a "person".  ...

Canada Has 23 Active Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act Investigations Ongoing

Transparency International Canada stated in a press release issued on January 31, 2011 that:

The recent revelation from the RCMP Sensitive Investigations and International Anti-Corruption Unit that 23 CFPOA investigations are...

Canada's FINTRAC Announces $36,100 Penalty Issued Against BC Company

On March 18, 2010, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) issued a press release in which it announced the imposition of administrative monetary penalties in the amount of $36,100 against...

Canada Planning Mandatory Sentencing If Convicted of White Colar Crimwe

On Augsut 13, 2009, Canada's Minister of Justice announced that the Harper government will impose mandatory jail sentences for white-collar crimes such as fraud. If you are interested in reading the Globe & Mail article,...

Pay Attention to Climate Change Talks - Just Look at the Draft Negotiating Text

Many companies have not been watching the climate change talks under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) because there has been little publicly available information to review....

Lobbying to Ottawa Politicians and Bureacrats 101

This blog posting comes from Keith (“Cameron”) Cameron of Lang Michener’s Ottawa office. He knows more about lobbying than most lawyers and, his Ottawa location provides him with access to the Prime Minister’s office and the...

Predictions: Enforcement of Anti-Bribery Rules to Be Priority

I have come across a posting on wrageblog setting out the top ten trends for anti-bribery enforcement in 2009.  The list set out below comes from the DOJ’s Mark Mendelsohn and summarizes what was said at an...

The Supreme Court of Canada Released Much Anticipateed BCE Decision

BCE Inc., et al. v. A Group of 1976 Debentureholders, et al. - and - Director Appointed Pursuant to the CBCA, Catalyst Asset Management Inc. and Matthew Stewart (Que. C.A., May 21, 2008)(32647)The Supreme Court of Canada...