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British Columbia Cannabis Retail Store Licensing

Overview: If you are an individual (sole proprietor), partnership, or corporation looking to apply for a cannabis retail store licence, here is some key information regarding the application process to sell non-medical cannabis and cannabis accessories in British Columbia. Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, you must own, lease, or have an agreement to lease [...]

By | 2018-12-04T11:37:11+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Cannabis Regulations|

What Kind of Privacy Issues Should Canadian Companies be Aware of Associated With the New European Union General Data Protection Regulation?

Introduction The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) is a new privacy regulation that affects all individuals in the 28 European Union member states, as well as all companies that conduct business in the European Union (the “EU”). The law comes into effect on May 25, 2018 and largely affects digital data of [...]

By | 2018-12-04T11:41:47+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Privacy Law|

What Vancouver Homeowners Should Know About the New Residential Vacancy Tax

EMPTY HOMES TAX NOTICE If you are a homeowner in Vancouver you have likely received a notice regarding the City’s new Vacancy Tax, also known as the Empty Homes Tax. The Vacancy Tax is a product of a City bylaw which requires all homeowners to submit a property status declaration by February 2, 2017. Instructions [...]

By | 2018-09-11T12:11:21+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Real Estate|

B.C. INTRODUCES RETROACTIVE PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM (B.C. PNP) EXEMPTION TO METRO VANCOUVER’S 15% FOREIGN BUYERS TAX

Foreign nationals who hold a nomination certificate under British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program are now exempt from Metro Vancouver’s 15% Foreign Buyers Tax. The announcement made by Premier Christy Clark on March 17, 2017, is intended to encourage skilled workers, particularly those working in British Columbia’s expanding technology industry, to make the province home. In [...]

By | 2017-07-10T14:33:54+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Real Estate|

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 | 2018-12-04T11:47:17+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 | 2018-12-04T11:50:46+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|

Digital Life After Death?

In today’s digitally forward world, it is increasingly important to think about what is going to happen to your online life after death. Most people with an online presence have never considered what might happen to their digital legacy when they die. Your online presence and digital accounts may actually form a valuable part of [...]

By | 2018-12-04T11:54:42+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Wills & Estates|