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Nova Scotia Aims to Supercharge Start-up Growth With Revised Equity...

In January 2019, Nova Scotia’s Finance and Treasury Board announced changes to the Province’s Equity Tax Credit program. Additional changes followed in the Nova Scotia 2019 Spring budget.

Nova Scotia Aims to Supercharge Start-up Growth With Revised Equity...

On January 17, 2019, Nova Scotia’s Finance and Treasury Board (“NSFTB”) announced changes to the Province’s Equity Tax Credit program, a popular tax credit program that has been in place since 1994 and utilized by many Nova Scotia companies and investors in a number of different industries. The Province’s stated goal for re-working the Equity […]

Canada’s new data breach notification rules: What you need to...

All businesses, big and small, need to be ready for Canada’s new mandatory data breach notification rules under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”).

The Day After: Canada’s Breach Notification Rules Soon to be...

Local and global data breaches remain headline news. From Facebook’s disclosure of its sharing of millions of users’ profiles (without their consent) to the recent data breach involving the Nova Scotia government’s Internal Services website, awareness is growing about privacy rights, how people share data, and how personal information is protected.

The Latest on Crowdfunding Exemptions in Nova Scotia and New...

Several Canadian securities regulators, including those in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, have been busy formulating a structure to make it possible to purchase and sell securities through crowdfunding.

Deciding on the Structure of Your Business? Things You Need...

In a sole proprietorship, an individual is the sole owner of the business and is personally responsible for all the debts, obligations and liabilities related to the business. All the benefits and the profits from the operation of the business are considered to be those of the sole proprietor.

Are You Ready to Comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation?

On December 4, 2013, the Minister of Industry, James Moore announced that Canada’s anti-spam law (the “Act”) will begin to take effect on July 1, 2014. This announcement has arrived nearly 3 years after the Act received royal assent. The finalization of the regulations under the Act triggered Mr. Moore’s announcement.

Canada’s New Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Is your organization a Not-For-Profit (NFP) corporation created under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act (Canada)?

If so, it needs to transition to the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (the NFP Act) or Corporations Canada will dissolve your NFP. NFPs have until October 18, 2014 to transition under the NFP Act.