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Get to Know…Marcel Jodoin

BACKGROUND Marcel is one of the senior partners at Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP, joining the firm as an associate lawyer in 1983. Marcel became a partner at the firm in 1987 and is the senior civil litigation counsel at Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP. EDUCATION Marcel graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in economics and then graduated from Law School in 1982. AREAS… Read More »

Rights to Viewing a Will

A testator (the person who creates the Will) has the right to show their Will to anyone they wish while they are alive but they have no obligation to do so. They may, however, want to provide a copy of the Will to the executor(s) of the Will or provide information to the executor(s) as to where the original Will is located. This aids the… Read More »

Cannabis Laws in Manitoba 101

Further to the recent article, “Legal Pot and Employee-Employer Relationship”  on October 17, 2018, non-medical cannabis became legal across Canada. However some of the laws and regulations surrounding legalization varies within each province.   The Basics In Manitoba, you must be 19 or older to in order to use, purchase or possess cannabis. Purchases can only be made from a licensed retailer and, unlike some… Read More »

Canada Pension Plan Top Up – The Child Rearing Provision

Individuals who left the work force, or had low earnings because they were caring for a child under the age of seven may be able to qualify for benefits or increase their Canada Pension Plan Benefits. To qualify the individual must have either not worked or had low earnings while being the primary caregiver of a child under the age of seven who was born… Read More »

Donation Receipts for Providing Services

The Income Tax Act currently permits a registered charity to issue official donation receipts for income tax purposes for donations that legally qualify as gifts. To qualify the gift must be property of some kind: cash, investments, real property, and the rights to receive property of some kind all qualify. However, the contributions of services, time, skills or efforts, are not property, and do not… Read More »

Got my Judgment! Ready to Collect!

People are often shocked to find out that once they get court issued Judgment, that doesn’t mean they then get paid. What?! Yes – just because the Small Claims Court or the Court of Queen’s Bench has heard your case and decided in your favour, it does not mean that you automatically get the money that Judgment is for. If you went to Small Claims… Read More »

 
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