Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

What is the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund? What options are available? We all need a break sometimes, especially during times like these. The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (“RRRF”) is a federal loan for businesses that were viable as of March 1, 2020 and have since had financial difficulties resulting from COVID-19. RRRF loans [...]

By |2020-11-11T06:39:01-08:00November 2nd, 2020|Blog, COVID-19|

Which is Best for Your Business: Provincial or Federal Incorporation?

Once the decision is made to incorporate, business owners must consider whether to register their company as a provincial or a federal corporation.  The following article provides a brief overview of the advantages and disadvantages of both options. Legislation On the provincial level, each province and territory in Canada has their own laws governing the [...]

British Columbia’s New Benefit Company Legislation

British Columbia recently became the first Canadian province to allow the establishment of benefit companies. Businesses can now apply to become a benefit company under the BC Business Corporations Act (the “Act”). What is a benefit company? Maryland was the first state to allow the creation of benefit companies under law. Since then, 36 US [...]

Remote Signing of Estate and Personal Planning Documents during COVID-19

As we have seen, COVID-19 has greatly disrupted services which must be conducted in person, and these include signing your will, power of attorney, or representation agreement. BC law requires that these documents be witnessed and specifically precludes signing them electronically.  As such, it seemed uncertain how persons needing them could create these documents while [...]

By |2020-10-28T08:27:43-07:00June 16th, 2020|Blog, COVID-19, Wills & Estates|

Cannabis Advertising Strategies: Compliant and Effective

The law surrounding advertising of cannabis and cannabis services and accessories is new, convoluted and evolving.  In this post, we broadly outline some of the do’s and don’ts of cannabis advertising.  Then, we apply these regulations to the digital world, showing how digital marketing of cannabis can be done in compliance with regulations. How can [...]

By |2020-05-14T13:21:31-07:00May 14th, 2020|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

COVID 19 Relief for Technology and Video Game Companies

May 5, 2020 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and provincial government have developed numerous programs and made various amendments to existing programs, to assist in bringing relief and support to affected businesses and individuals. To make the process even easier for those seeking assistance, we’ve prepared a brief summary of the funding [...]

By |2020-06-03T08:41:10-07:00May 5th, 2020|Blog, COVID-19, Technology|

Federal Government Announces Rent Relief Program Covering Up to 75% of Rent Costs for Small Business Owners

April 24, 2020 The Federal Government announced today that they have reached an agreement in principle with all the provinces and territories to provide rent relief for small business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program is called the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) plan, and it has the potential to provide small [...]

By |2020-06-03T08:12:38-07:00April 24th, 2020|Announcement, Blog, COVID-19|

Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA)

Benefits to Buyers and Sellers Businesses must continually adapt to changing economic conditions. Some strategies are appropriate for a booming economy and others are better suited for today’s more uncertain times. Working through the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) is one of the best available strategies when considering an acquisition in a turbulent economic environment. [...]

By |2020-04-23T12:35:27-07:00April 22nd, 2020|Blog, Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act|

Government Support Programs for Canadian Businesses During COVID-19

The Segev team is wishing you well during these challenging times.  We are working remotely, but we are still at work. We've compiled a list of Canadian Government relief and assistance programs available that we'd like to share with you (and please feel free to share with others!). The following measures have been announced, though many [...]

By |2020-06-03T08:37:20-07:00March 19th, 2020|Announcement, Blog|

Single Game Sports Betting: Legalization Looming?

On February 25, 2020, Kevin Waugh, MP from Saskatoon-Grasswood, put forth bill C-218 to the House of Commons.  The bill would legalize single game sports betting in Canada.  Named “An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Sports Betting)”, it seeks to ever so slightly change the language of the Criminal Code, a change with potentially [...]

By |2020-11-13T06:02:55-08:00March 5th, 2020|Blog, Gaming, Gaming Law, Sports Betting|
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