News IP Presentation to Chinese Judges

A delegation of 20 judges from High People’s Court, Intermediate People’s Courts and other courts in Fujian Province attended a presentation on legal systems and IP protection in Canada.  The presentation was made by D&L Partner Dr. Sean X. Zhang, on January 25,...

Graduated Rate Estates – Benefits and Drawbacks
Much talk about the upcoming changes to the taxation of trusts and estates has surrounded the introduction of the concept of Graduated Rate Estates. Effective January 1, 2016, the Income Tax Act will recognize 3 types of testamentary trusts: a Graduated Rate Estate (“GRE”), a Qualified Disability...
Changes to the Taxation of Trusts and Estates – What You Need to Know
The New Year will bring several important income tax changes to estates and testamentary trusts. Effective January 1, 2016 estates and testamentary trusts will be subject to new rules which alter the rates of taxation, year end, and way in which spousal trusts and other life interest trusts are...
Important Changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program
After receiving much media attention and public scrutiny, Canada’s rules and policies for admitting and processing temporary foreign workers into the country were recently overhauled. Then, this past summer, the government announced new and potentially tougher penalties for employers who violate...