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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 »

Why Should I Keep My Corporate Records Up To Date?

With the hustle and bustle of everyday business life, business owners sometimes forget about little things, including corporate record maintenance. Managing your corporate affairs should also include managing your corporate record maintenance, and in particular, the legal aspects of maintenance. There are many changes that may seem simple that occur during a corporation’s life cycle, such as officers and directors of the corporation changing, changing… Read More »

Drug Use in the Workplace

With the pending legalization of marijuana in 2018, many employers are concerned about how they can best manage the potential risks created by employees who use marijuana as well as other drugs. A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada gives employers greater guidance in workplace policies to effectively manage the risks associated with employee drug use. In Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp,… Read More »

Buying a Home: Land Transfer Tax

Land transfer tax is paid by a buyer of real estate in Manitoba. There are only very limited exceptions to the payment of land transfer tax. For example, an “interspousal” transfer of land between spouses or common-law partners is typically exempt from land transfer tax, and the sale of farmland to another farmer, as defined by the applicable legislation, who will use the land for… Read More »

Prescriptive Easements and Indefeasibility of Title

In our real property system landowners can, for the most part, absolutely rely on what the Certificate of Title says as a full and complete answer regarding rights to any particular piece of real property. Section 59 of Manitoba’s The Real Property Act says that very explicitly. It reads: Conclusive evidence — title paramount (indefeasible) 59(1)       Every certificate of title or registered instrument, as long as… Read More »

Shared Well Agreements

A feature of some (typically rural) neighbourhoods is the shared well. A shared well is a well that provides water to more than one property, usually so that the costs of installation and maintenance can be shared.  We are told that some feel having a regular flow of water that results from usage by more than one property (up to a certain point where too… Read More »

 
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