What Constitutes a Charitable Gift?

The case of Imoh v. The Queen, 2014 TCC 258 (CanLII) demonstrates what goes into making a legitimate gift to a charity, and, conversely, the expectations of a charity in issuing appropriate charitable receipts so that tax payers can claim tax credits for their charitable gifts in their income tax returns.  The case was actually comprises of two cases with common facts, involving two individuals, David Anele Imoh and Oladele Bello, and two charitable organizations, Revival Time Ministries and Revival Time Ministries International, but for purposes of this article we will simply refer to the Imoh case and the two organizations as the “organization”

Can an employer still serve alcohol to employees at a holiday celebration?

Assuming the company complies with licensing requirements, the short answer is “yes”. 

Legal Matters - Personal Injury

 “I was badly hurt in a car accident in Ontario but the accident was my fault. Can I still apply for accident benefits?”

Legal Matters - Litigation

I have just been served with a Statement of Claim; I am named as a Defendant.  What do I do?

Legal Matters Alternative Dispute Resolution

I have heard about ‘mediation’ as an option to resolve a family law dispute.  How does this work?

Legal Matters - Personal Injury

I hosted a Holiday party where one of my guests consumed too much alcohol, attempted to drive home and sustained injuries in a car accident. Can I be found responsible?

For Ghomeshi and Others; it's either Union or Legal Representation, not both

It is reported that Jian Ghomeshi has dropped his civil suit against the CBC arising from his termination and that legal costs are going to be paid by him to the CBC. Regardless of the circumstances or reasons for Ghomeshi’s termination, for employment lawyers, that news is no surprise at all.

Legal Matters - Personal Injury

I recently suffered injuries in a car accident.  The other driver was at fault. What can I expect to receive as compensation for my pain and suffering?

Who should make medical decisions for a child?

This was the very question considered in the Judgment of Justice Edward dated November 14, 2014.

Does Proxy Voting Work for Non-Profits?

The recent remaking of the non-profit corporate law statutes has cemented the concept of proxy voting into the lives of non-profit and charitable organizations.  So it’s time that you familiarize yourself with proxy voting if you haven’t before.  Proxy voting is a mechanism for a member of a voting body to delegate his or her voting right to another person.  In the context of nonprofit corporations on this side of the 49th parallel, voting bodies do not include the board of directors, only the members.  Our friends to the south allow directors in various states this luxury as well.  I would suggest that is fraught with danger, but that’s a topic for another day.