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“My corporation has dissolved, does it matter?”

Yes it does. A corporation, whether non-profit or for profit, is a legal “person”.  Once a corporation has dissolved, it is no longer an active legal entity.  Dissolution for a corporation is similar to when an individual has died. An incorporated body may be dissolved intentionally or unintentionally. The unintentional dissolutions are usually due to failure to file annual returns with the Companies Office. If… Read More »

Bankruptcy Matters in Estate Planning

Everyone making a Will or Power of Attorney has to pay careful attention to ensure that the executor or attorney to be appointed to handle the affairs of the estate can get the job done.  Skills, reliability and trustworthiness are primary criteria.  Whether someone is, or may be at risk of becoming, bankrupt is a factor that should be considered. Appointment of Bankrupt as Executor:… Read More »

Residential Tenancies Branch – Current Issues

RENT INCREASE GUIDELINES 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 2.4% effective January 1, 2020.    This is one of the higher permitted rent increases in recent years. Landlords that want to increase rent by the guideline are reminded that the increase notice must… Read More »

Contracts of Sale and a Real Estate Agent’s Duty of Care

This last September, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench articulated the level of skill and care expected of real estate agents when handling their clients’ affairs. Particularly, it discussed the expectations held when advising clients of the meaning and effects of different provisions in a contract of sale. In Alvas v Barrett, the vendors of a home (the Alvases) sued the Barretts for breach of… Read More »

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 »

 
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