Proactively Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Copyrights

Canadian law changes frequently. To the extent there are changes in the law, the information in this blog post may no longer be accurate. This blog post does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Content provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Proactively Protecting Your Intellectual Property: [...]

By | 2017-07-10T14:31:57+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

member-funded societies – a new addition to the BC Societies Act

BC’s new, modernized Societies Act came into force on November 28, 2016. The new and improved legislation includes significant updates allowing for increased flexibility in how societies operate.  The concept of member-funded societies is one of these substantial changes. According to the new Act, member-funded societies will be treated differently than charities and publicly-funded societies; [...]

By | 2017-06-01T11:01:26+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|BC Societies|

BC’s new & improved Societies Act

On November 28, 2016, British Columbia replaced its old Society Act with the new, modernized Societies Act, marking the first major change to the legislation since the 1970s. The new Act governs the diverse range of not-for-profit organizations and registered charities within BC, and it offers a variety of positive features providing greater flexibility in [...]

By | 2017-06-01T11:02:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|BC Societies|

B.C.’S HOME OWNER GRANT: PRINCIPAL RESIDENCES VALUED AT $1.6 MILLION OR LESS MAY NOW BE ELIGIBLE

Changes to B.C.’s Home Owner Grant, which reduces the amount of property taxes payable on principal residences throughout the province, have been introduced in response to rising property assessment values. The threshold for home values eligible for the Home Owner Grant has been raised to $1.6 million, a 33% increase from the previous level of [...]

By | 2017-06-01T11:01:54+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Real Estate|

B.C. to Introduce Exemption to 15% Foreign Buyers Tax for Individuals with Work Permits

The Premier of British Columbia Christy Clark has announced that the provincial government is “going to lift the foreign owners’ tax on people who have work permits, who are paying taxes and living in British Columbia”. Following the recent implementation of an additional 15% property transfer tax on all purchases by foreign entities (including foreign [...]

By | 2017-06-01T11:02:09+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Real Estate|