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Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption – tax lawyer explanation

Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption – tax lawyer explanation

By David Rotfleisch The Canadian capital gains exemption allows Canadian individual taxpayers to realize tax-free capital gains on the disposition of shares of a Qualified Small Business Corporation (“QSBC”) and…



Replace temporary foreign workers program with immigration, incentives: critics

OTTAWA – How to solve a problem like the federal government’s scandal-plagued temporary foreign workers program? Economists and immigration experts say there are solutions at hand as the Conservatives grapple…

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Stuckless pleads guilty to 100 charges

TORONTO – For decades, Gordon Stuckless preyed on young boys he met in schools, community centres and sports teams, luring them with hockey sticks and movie tickets until he gained…

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Man who killed Toronto police officer with snowplow allowed into the community

WHITBY – A man who killed a Toronto police officer with a snowplow has been allowed out of his secure unit at a mental health facility and into the community three times…

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Judge made ‘significant errors’ in acquitting Mountie of perjury: Crown

VANCOUVER – The Crown says a judge made “significant errors” when an RCMP officer was found not guilty of perjury related to the Robert Dziekanski inquiry. Prosecutors are appealing a verdict that found Const. Bill Bentley…

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Prelim begins for officer charged in teen’s shooting death

Prelim begins for officer charged in teen’s shooting death

TORONTO – A preliminary hearing starts Tuesday for a police officer charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a teenager on a Toronto streetcar last summer. The two-week hearing for Const. James Forcillo, 30,…

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When is a cottage not a matrimonial home?

When is a cottage not a matrimonial home?

By Andrew Feldstein In this case, the Husband owned a cottage prior to marriage and paid for all the expenses for upkeep and improvements of the cottage. Aside from ordinary…



Pop star Bieber seeks delay in Florida trial

MIAMI – Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an…

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Oppression remedy may be available to creditors

Oppression remedy may be available to creditors

By Kristine Anderson If a corporation that owes you money has dissipated its assets or has seemingly made itself judgment proof, you still may be able to seek relief from…

Judge orders fitness assessment for Calgary stabbing suspect

CALGARY – A judge has ordered the suspect in Calgary’s worst mass murder to undergo a 30-day assessment to determine whether he is mentally fit to stand trial. Matthew de Grood, who is 22, was charged after…

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Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuser pleads guilty to 100 more charges

TORONTO – The man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal has pleaded guilty to 100 charges involving 18 victims. Gordon Stuckless entered the plea in a Toronto courtroom today…

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Huge pile of records to land on Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s doorstep

OTTAWA – A pile of new documents is about to land on the doorstep of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The move comes after the commission has already wrapped up…

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Termination Clauses: are they enforceable?

Termination Clauses: are they enforceable?

By Nicole Simes Employees often come to us to review their severance packages. Assessing whether a severance package is fair often depends on whether or not there is a termination…



Preliminary hearing begins for officer charged in shooting death of Toronto teen

TORONTO – A preliminary hearing starts Tuesday for a police officer charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a teenager on a Toronto streetcar last summer. The two-week hearing for Const. James Forcillo, 30,…

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Preliminary hearing date set for couple charged with murder of Loretta Saunders

HALIFAX – Four days have been set aside in July for a preliminary hearing for two people charged with the murder of Loretta Saunders. Blake Leggette, 26, and his girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry, 28, were charged with…

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Court says law infringes, but upholds B.C. election rules on small advertisers

VANCOUVER – A British Columbia judge has upheld a law that requires anyone engaged in political advertising during a provincial election campaign to register, even when little or no money…

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