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Dual Wills

How dual wills could help you save on probate fees: Do you own shares in a private company? Are you looking for savings when your assets pass to your heirs? Dual wills could potentially save you money on probate fees. Under WESA (Wills, Estates and Succession Act) in BC, dual wills are a great estate [...]

By |2019-07-18T17:14:17-07:00July 12th, 2019|Blog, Wills & Estates|

Augmented & Virtual Reality: Navigating the Emerging Legal Terrain

With a continuously expanding market for Virtual Reality technology, from Google’s Daydream to Facebook’s Oculus Rift, the legal landscape is beginning to follow suit. According to market intelligence provider TrendForce, merchandisers sold 14 million virtual reality devices worldwide in 2016, and it projects that VR device sales and software will snowball into a $70 billion [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:33:39-07:00June 13th, 2019|Blog, Gaming, Gaming Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

New Transparency Obligations Affecting Canadian Companies

What You Need To Know About New Transparency Obligations Affecting Canadian Companies By Taylor Keene & David McHugh Big changes are coming to the information collection obligations of companies in Canada and the information disclosure obligations of their shareholders. If you are a director, officer, or shareholder of a Canadian corporation, you’ll want to read [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:13:33-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Blog, Canada Business Corporations Act, Corporate Law|

Recreational Cannabis Regulation in BC

The BC government regulates non-medical cannabis under the following legislation: The Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA), which regulates the possession, retail sale, supply, and production of non-medical cannabis in BC; and The Cannabis Distribution Act (CDA), which establishes the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) as BC’s only wholesale distributor of cannabis 1. The Cannabis [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:24:15-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

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 |2018-12-04T11:37:11-07:00August 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?

The GDPR 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 [...]

By |2019-07-18T16:46:33-07:00April 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 |2019-07-18T16:57:55-07:00January 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 |2019-07-18T17:23:29-07:00May 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 |2019-07-18T17:19:47-07:00February 23rd, 2017|BC Societies, Blog|