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Handwritten Notes may revoke a formally executed Will

Fitzpatrick v Ollenberger, 2017 SKCA 24  ..

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Changes to the Provincial Sales Tax: Saskatchewan’s 2017-18 Budget

Saskatchewan’s 2017-18 budget delivered by Finance Minister Kevin Doherty came as a surprise to many. To compensate for the financial challenges imposed by the decline of resource royalty revenue, our government decided to expand its revenue base by increasing PST from 5% to 6%, effective March 23, 2017. This measure is estimated to increase revenue in 2017-18 by $242.1M. However, to soften the negative impact of the PST increase, and to encourage economic growth in the province, the government has reduced provincial personal and corporate income tax rates by 0.5% effective July 1, 2017 and another 0.5% on July 1, 2019.  ..

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The Summary Judgment Procedure: A Bridge to Expedited Litigation

Surespan Construction Ltd v The Government of Saskatchewan , 2017 SKQB 55.  ..

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Limitation of liability provision in electronic waiver upheld by the Court of Queen’s Bench

Quilichini v Wilson’s Greenhouse & Garden Centre Ltd. and Velocity Raceway Ltd., 2017 SKQB 10.  ..

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Failure to conform to the CBCA does not itself trigger oppression remedy

Mr. Mennillo and Mr. Rosati together began Intramodal Inc., a transportation business, in 2004. Mr. Mennillo advanced substantial amounts of money to the corporation and received 49 of 100 shares, the balance of the shares being held by Mr. Rosati who managed the corporation.  ..

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Ten Ways That Fine Print Matters to Trucking Companies

Ten Ways That Fine Print Matters to Trucking Companies  ..

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The Supreme Court’s Perspective on Faulty Workmanship Exclusion Clauses

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada has attracted attention from insurers, contractors, and construction project owners across the country. Ledcor v Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co., 2016 SCC 37 provides new light on how to interpret the commonly used “faulty workmanship” exclusions under builders’ risk insurance policies.  ..

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Foreign Judgments Enforceable in Canadian Courts

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a much-anticipated decision regarding the jurisdiction of Canadian courts to hear judgment-enforcement actions from foreign judgments. Justice Gaston wrote the unanimous decision in Chevron Corp. v Yaiguaje.  ..

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Summary Judgment “Roadmap” Cited with Approval by Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan provided some clarity about the process for evaluating a summary judgement application in the wake of recent a Supreme Court of Canada case and The Queen’s Bench Rules, which were updated in 2013.  ..

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Federal Government Has New Constitutional Jurisdiction for Non-Status Indians and Métis Peoples

The Supreme Court of Canada expanded the scope of the federal government’s constitutional relationship with Canada’s non-status Indian and Métis people in a long-running and much-anticipated decision in Daniels v Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development). The Honourable Madam Justice Abella authored the decision for a unanimous nine-justice Court.  ..

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