Consents for Children to Travel Outside of Canada

February 5, 2018

When a child is travelling outside of Canada, a Consent to such travel from the non-travelling parent(s) is always a good idea.  It is not uncommon for officials in Canada to question a child’s departure out of Canada.  Obtaining a travel consent letter can save a parent last minute issues on the day of your departure at the airport or other border crossing.  A travel consent for parents is often also necessary for a child to travel into another country, particularly outside of North America.

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Employment Standards Act – Update

Reader's Aid to Bill 148

January 23, 2018

The Province of Ontario enacted Bill 148, being an Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations Act, 1995, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act on November 22, 2017.

This Bill substantively changes many aspects of employment law and should be required reading for all employers in the Province of Ontario.

A copy of the Explanatory Notes accompanying the passage of Bill 148 into law can be found below: Read More…

Tax Deductibility of Legal Fees in Support Cases

Tax Tip

January 12, 2018

Tax filing season will shortly be upon us.  How may this impact those who are involved in, or in 2017 have concluded, a family law case?

Legal fees paid for family law matters are generally not tax deductible.  However, an exception may be available to recipients of support who, in the previous tax year, have obtained an Order or reached an agreement in which they are the recipients of support. Read More…