CRA Leaks Famous Donors’ Information

By Adrienne Woodyard, Davis LLP According to a story today from the CBC, it received a comprehensive list of names of Canadian taxpayers who donated artwork to galleries and museums and claimed charitable tax credits for those donations. The list, according to the Canada Revenue Agency, discloses the amounts of the credits that were claimed […]

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Suzanne Côté of Montreal appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Suzanne Côté of Montreal to the Supreme Court of Canada today, returning the number of women on the SCC to four. She heads to the SCC directly from her practice as a partner and head of the Montreal litigation practice at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. See http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/new-judge-named-to-supreme-court/article21808810/

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Remembrance Day

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Legal institutions across Canada mark Remembrance Day with special services. Last night in Toronto, for example, the Law Society of Upper Canada held a special Convocation ceremony in which those law students killed in World War I before their Call to the Bar, were given an honorary Call.

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Lexpert publishes Energy special edition in Globe and Mail’s Report on Business

Lexpert published its special edition on Energy in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine on October 31. This special Energy edition includes the following feature articles: Foreign Investment: The federal government’s new rules on foreign investment may have caused a slowdown in foreign investment in 2013, but foreign state-owned enterprises have found new ways to do deals From […]

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Lexpert publishes Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining supplement

  Lexpert has just published its Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining supplement. Mining is a global business and Canada is at its financial hub. Lexpert worked with several leading conference producers and one venerable publication, Mining Journal, to produce this special supplement. This publication includes the following articles: Creative Financing: Canada’s mining-savvy capital markets are […]

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Celebrating practice area excellence in the Legal Profession: Lexpert Zenith awards

Congratulations to the 2014 Lexpert Zenith award winners. The theme of this year’s awards was “Celebrating Today’s Leaders in Practice Excellence.” For a full list and description of the exceptional leading lawyer winners, see Lexpert’s October issue. The Awards were announced at a gala event in Toronto on October 2, 2014. The keynote speaker, John […]

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Lexpert publishes Infrastructure special edition in Globe and Mail’s Report on Business

Lexpert has just published its special edition on Infrastructure in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine. This special Infrastructure edition includes the following feature articles: Financing Infrastructure: Infrastructure financing is an attractive asset class for many institutional investors, and their appetite is not likely to fade anytime soon The Realities of P3s: Smaller local authorities are now […]

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2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory now online

The 2014 annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is now online. Check out which lawyers across Canada have been identified as leading in their areas of practice. First published in February 1997, this eighteenth annual edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory identifies leading practitioners in over 60 separate Canadian practice areas and leading law firms in […]

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Nominations open for Lexpert’s 2014 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 awards

This year, the Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 will honour lawyers from law firms, in-house and potentially government. We encourage lawyers to nominate other lawyers from firms, in-house and government with whom they have worked. Lexpert will select the finalists based on the criteria set out in the nomination form. The Lexpert Advisory […]

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Submit your nominations for the Lexpert Zenith Awards: Celebrating Today’s Leaders in Practice Excellence

This year’s Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrate Today’s Leaders in Practice Excellence and will recognize mid-career accomplishments during 2013-2014.  Lexpert defines mid-career to include lawyers (or judges) having their first Call to the Bar in any Canadian jurisdiction between 1986 and 2000 inclusive.  Winners may be drawn from law firms, corporate legal and government departments, academia, the judiciary and […]

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