Testamentary Trusts – Should You Consider it Long Term?
Often times, when I meet with clients, one of their main concerns is how to avoid paying taxes, especially when assets are passing to children.  Well, it's not always easy to avoid paying taxes, but in certain circumstances there are opportunities to...
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Product of Canada or just Made in Canada?
While many of us would assume that these phrases mean the same thing, there is a significant distinction between these two statements in the way misleading advertising laws are enforced in Canada. The Competition Bureau has enforcement guidelines which...
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The anthem of a start-up business: “Show me the money!”
Every now and then a Hollywood movie provides more than just entertainment.  "Show me the money!", the famous catch line from the 1996 movie "Jerry Maguire", is an apt anthem for many new start-up businesses. I recently attended a conference where the challenges facing...
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Hands Free only in Cottage Country
You probably know that, while a new law is coming, talking on your cell phone while driving in Manitoba, though not a good idea, is not illegal… yet.  (The Manitoba law has been passed but is awaiting proclamation.) Indications are that Manitobans may see this new law come into force by...
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