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Understanding the Consumer-Driven Banking Framework: Key Insights from the Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No.1

May 13, 2024

On April 30, the federal government introduced the Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No. 1, which provides the legislative framework for open banking in Canada.

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Legal Risk Assessments – An Essential Risk Management Tool

May 9, 2024

The best way to address the legal issues that arise in any business is to focus on their identification and resolution before they become legal problems.

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Lenders Exhale: Qualex overturned on appeal, confirming the application of Redwater

May 8, 2024

The Alberta Court of Appeal overturns the lower court decision in Qualex; confirming that the "super priority" principle does not extend to private parties.

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Commercial Real Estate: Year in Review

May 1, 2024

Key changes in the Ontario and British Columbia commercial real estate landscape that will play a role in the industry throughout 2024.

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Service Contracts Considered Automobile Insurance in British Columbia

Apr 30, 2024

The British Columbia Financial Services Authority issued a Regulatory Statement deeming service contracts to be automobile insurance, with no OEM exemption.

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Budget 2024: Legislative Changes of Note for Investment Funds

Apr 19, 2024

In Budget 2024, the Government acknowledges that the restrictions placed on the property that may be held by registered plans have become unduly complex.

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Budget 2024: Clean Energy Incentives and Resource Sector Measures

Apr 19, 2024

Budget 2024 prioritizes Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy and contains several measures aimed at facilitating that ongoing transition.

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Budget 2024: Synthetic Equity Arrangement Restrictions Tightened

Apr 19, 2024

Budget 2024 proposes to tighten the “synthetic equity arrangement” anti-avoidance rule by eliminating the no “tax-indifferent investor” exception.

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Budget 2024: Increases in the Taxation of Capital Gains

Apr 19, 2024

Budget 2024 proposes to significantly change how capital gains are taxed under the Income Tax Act (Canada).