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CRA’s new trust reporting requirements

This year’s tax filing season may be looking different for some people and corporate entities due to new trust reporting rules. These changes, while presenting challenges, also offer legal professionals an opportunity to educate their clients. Overview Previously, trusts were only required to file a T3 Trust Income Tax and Information Return (“T3”) under specific… Read More »

Categories: Family Law, Corporate Law, Wills & Estates, Real Estate

New filing requirements under the Canadian Business Corporations Act (CBCA): Effective January 22, 2024

We have seen several changes to the Canadian Business Corporations Act (CBCA) over the last few years. The changes have been rolled out in stages, including requiring private corporations to maintain a register of Individuals with Significant Control (ISC). Prior to this change, federal companies had to maintain a shareholders register with names of its… Read More »

Categories: Corporate Law

Ontario Updates Rules for Real Estate Agents and Brokerages

The second phase of legislative and regulatory changes under the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA), formerly known as the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA), came into effect December 1, 2023. There are several changes including seller approved sharing of non-confidential information in an offer of purchase and sale, disclosure… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Corporations Canada to begin administrative dissolutions of dilatory not-for-profit corporations starting next month


Any lawyers working with not-for-profit corporations should note that, in July 2023, Corporations Canada will begin administrative dissolutions of not-for-profit (NFP) corporations that have not filed an annual return for three years. This policy could impact any dilatory NFP governed under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. Corporations Canada have indicated they will send a Notice… Read More »

Categories: Corporate Law

Fifteen tips for real estate lawyers from Sid Troister of Torkin Manes

The Law Society’s 2023 Real Estate Summit recently took place, and Sid Troister of Torkin Manes identified fifteen important tips and observations taken from speakers and program materials. These are useful for all real estate lawyers to read, and were included in Mr. Troister’s email newsletter. 1. The solicitor client relationship obligations are still with… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

CaseLines Quick Tips from the Office of the Chief Justice


The Office of the Chief Justice shared the new CaseLines Quick Tips document. It was prepared in response to recent concerns raised by the bar about the requirement to have links between documents in CaseLines, such as hyperlinking the text of an affidavit to each of its exhibits or linking all evidentiary citations in a… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

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