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Tour de Penfeld

The Steinbach Chamber of Commerce and businesses of Penfeld Professional Centre hosted a business networking event on May 24. Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP, was pleased to be involved in the “Tour de Penfeld” which invited Chamber members to tour the offices and connect with other local businesses. Congratulations to Arden Koop of Peters Koop who successfully answered our quiz questions and won the SNJ prize… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Property Tax Clawback on Farmland

Farm land that borders growing towns and cities can have its value boosted by the expectation that the farm land will be sold and turned into residential or commercial property. For a farm operator interested in selling, that can be a very good thing. The downside is the property taxes will increase to reflect the change in use, and the change in value. For farm… Read More »

This Little Piggy Built a New Barn

The Manitoba government will be proposing legislation to remove the prohibition on expansion of hog barns and manure storage facilities. Bill 24, The Red Tape Reduction And Government Efficiency Act 2017, will enable hog producers to construct new hog barns and expand or modify existing ones. The bill will also remove the requirement for permits for building and expanding existing manure storage facilities and allow… Read More »