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Don’t let the “Pot” call the kettle black: Cannabis Policy and your Business

It now has been 10 months since Federal and Provincial laws changed legalizing the personal use and possession of cannabis, and society appears to still be in tact. Good! But, what about your workplace? Is cannabis use at work viewed the same as alcohol? Have you taken steps to understand the difference between the two intoxicants? Do you have a policy in place to be… Read More »

Family Businesses and Employment Insurance

If you are a part of a family run business, there are two things you should know about the Employment Insurance premiums you’ve been paying for years:  1) If a family member is laid off EI may not honour their application for benefits; and 2) you might be able to claim back thousands of dollars in premiums that have been paid. Many people are unaware… Read More »

Congratulations Bonnie Schott!

Bonnie received her Call to the Manitoba Bar on June 20, 2019 after graduating with her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) degrees from the University of Manitoba. Bonnie articled with SNJ the past year and is now an associate lawyer. Having a passion for agriculture and business, she looks forward to providing legal services to clients in the southeastern region. Bonnie plans to… Read More »

Get to Know…Trevor Watson

BACKGROUND Trevor is an associate lawyer with Smith Neufeld Jodoin, having joined the firm in September of 2004. EDUCATION Trevor is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, having received his Bachelor of Commerce, Honours, degree in 1985. Upon graduation, Trevor became employed with Bristol Aerospace Limited in Winnipeg as a Contracts Administrator and continued working as such until he returned to University to study… Read More »

Buying a Home: Land Transfer Tax

Generally, when a buyer purchases real estate in Manitoba they will incur land transfer tax. Land transfer tax is calculated based on the fair market value of the property (usually the purchase price). The percentage used by the provincial government to calculate land transfer tax differs based on the value of the home (see table below). Value of Property Rate On the first $30,000 0%… Read More »

Are there Residency Requirements to be a Power of Attorney or Executor?

Do geographical boundaries matter when appointing someone as a power of attorney or executor?  While there is no absolute prohibition on appointing non-residents, it may be wise to choose someone close to home. Power of Attorney An attorney appointed under a Power of Attorney does not need to be a resident of Manitoba, or even a resident of Canada. Section 16 of The Power of… Read More »

 
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