Crossborder

Canadian companies can face legal action in Canada for subsidiary’s crimes in foreign jurisdictions

Canadian companies can face legal action in Canada for subsidiary’s crimes in foreign jurisdictions

Plaintiffs argued company bears direct liability

Quebec tax authority can demand bank records in Calgary, says SCC

Quebec tax authority can demand bank records in Calgary, says SCC

Quebec tax officials are entitled to demand information from the Calgary branch of a national bank where a trust established in Alberta by a Quebec family holds an account, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.

Guidelines to protect client information on phones, laptops released

Guidelines to protect client information on phones, laptops released

Canadian law societies are advising lawyers on how to protect their electronic devices when facing border security agents during travel. The Law Society of Ontario updated its governing board on the issue ahead of a Convocation meeting on April 25. The LSO’s agenda referenced a report developed at the end of last year and presented recently at a semi-annual spring meeting by the Policy Counterpart Group of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

China factor looms large as trade wars heat up

China factor looms large as trade wars heat up

The imposition of tariffs on Canadian goods by the United States and Canada’s response will have a political ripple effect as trade negotiations continue between the two countries.

U.S. tax reform hits Canada

U.S. tax reform hits Canada

Trump’s tax overhaul will have many ripple effects on tax planning in Canada.

The new surveillance state

The new surveillance state

Police can capture an astronomical amount of information through new technologies, and privacy lawyers say there is little oversight or accountability.