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Manitoba New Home Warranty Act – Will you be Ready for it?

The Manitoba provincial government has proclaimed the New Home Warranty Act and Regulation to come into force as of January 1, 2018. As a new home buyer, a builder or a lender, you should start to familiarize yourselves with the new rules and requirements, so that you are not caught off guard.  The following is a basic overview of the new regulatory scheme: In most… Read More »

Congratulations to the Honourable Justice Lafrenière

Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP would like to congratulate the Honourable Justice Roger Rhéal Lafrenière on his appointment to the Federal Court. Justice Lafrenière was sworn in as a Federal Court Judge on September 15th, 2017 in Ottawa.  Raised in Sainte-Anne-des-Chênes, Manitoba, Justice Lafrenière was an active member of the vibrant Franco-Manitoban community. Justice Lafrenière was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1983 and the Ontario… Read More »

Companies Online

We are excited about “Companies Online”, the new Manitoba Companies Office online registry system. Members of the Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP corporate department were invited by the Companies Office to be part of the soft launch in August, helping to test and work out any issues in the system before going live. The final stage of the system rolled out on September 20, 2017 and we… Read More »

Experienced Legal Assistant

If you have previous law office experience and are looking to join an energetic, fast-paced legal team in Steinbach we would like to hear from you. Our legal assistants demonstrate professionalism, sound judgment, superior attention to detail and excellent time management skills. Preference will be given to the following areas of experience: – Corporate, commercial and agriculture law – Wills and estates – Tax planning… Read More »

Rent Guidelines for 2018

The Manitoba Government has set the rent increase guideline – being the amount by which landlords can increase the rent of units without applying to the branch – to 1.3% effective January 1, 2018. There are certain residential units that are exempt from the rent increase guidelines, including: units renting for more than $1,475 a month as of December 31, 2017 units managed by, or… Read More »

Federal versus Provincial Incorporation

As a new business, one of the questions facing a business owner is whether you should incorporate at the provincial or federal level. There are of course benefits to either option and it is up to the individual owner to determine which fits their corporation best.  Incorporating federally has some benefits, one of which is that the corporation has the right to carry on business… Read More »

 
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