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22 September 2016

Ron Dueck presents paper at CTF BC Tax Conference on new rules governing inter-corporate dividends

Farris partner Ron Dueck co-authored and presented a paper at the Canadian Tax Foundation’s 2016 British Columbia Tax Conference on the topic of how corporations can navigate the new rules under subsection 55(2) of the Income Tax Act to ensure that otherwise tax-free inter-corporate dividends will not become taxable.
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19 September 2016

Martin Twigg publishes article on email marketing in Canadian Privacy Law Review

Farris associate Martin Twigg was featured in the September 2016 issue of the Canadian Privacy Law Review with an article examining the recent investigation by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada into the privacy practices of an e-mail marketing company.
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14 September 2016

Lyndsay Schooley Appointed Secretary of CBABC Securities section for 2016-17

Farris Associate Lyndsay Schooley has been appointed Secretary of the Securities Law section of the CBA British Columbia Branch.
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12 September 2016

Ludmila Herbst, Q.C., Co-Counsel in Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club’s SCC Win

On September 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada released reasons for judgment in favour of the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in a property assessment dispute with the Musqueam Indian Band.
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06 September 2016

Letter of Gratitude for Work of Cathie Boies Parker and Jasmine MacAdam in BC v. Adamson 2016 BCSC

Farris received a letter of appreciation from the Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) in recognition of the work that Cathie Boies Parker and Jasmine MacAdam did in British Columbia v. Adamson 2016 BCSC. They successfully defended against the Province’s interlocutory injunction application.
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31 August 2016

Li-Reilly’s ‘Children’s Right to Be Forgotten’ Published by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Canadian Office of the Privacy Commissioner has published Farris Associate Yun Li-Reilly’s article on how the right to be forgotten should protect children’s online reputation. This article is a shortened version of Yun’s Masters Thesis at Harvard Law School.
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16 August 2016

Farris Kelowna Participates in ‘One Bag’ Challenge for a Good Cause

The lawyers and staff in the Farris Kelowna office were challenged to participate in the ‘One Bag’ challenge, which encourages people to donate food to the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. Once challenged, participants must go to the food bank within 48 hours to either drop off one bag of food or make an online donation. The final count was 17 bags for the food bank!
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11 August 2016

42 Farris Lawyers Recognized in the 2017 Best Lawyers in Canada Directory

In Addition, four Farris lawyers have been named as 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" in their respective fields.


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09 August 2016

Farris Lawyers and Staff Recognized for Service to the Profession

CLEBC recently recognized its most prolific volunteers between 1996 – 2016, a list that includes Farris partners, Anna Laing (80+ contributions) and Ludmila B. Herbst, QC (30+ contributions) and Farris paralegal, Jasbir S. Bains (30+ contributions).
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08 August 2016

Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. and Vail Resorts Inc Announce $1.4 Billion Strategic Combination

On August 8, 2016, Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. (“Whistler”) announced a strategic combination worth approximately $1.4 billion whereby Vail Resorts Inc (“Vail”) will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares for consideration of $36 per share payable in cash and shares.
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03 August 2016

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation Completes $7.475 Million Bought Deal

On August 3, 2016, Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (“Copper Mountain”) completed a bought deal offering (the “Offering”) of units (the “Units”). Each Unit entitles the holder to one common share of Copper Mountain and one-half of one common share purchase warrant of Copper Mountain. The Offering raised gross proceeds of approximately $7.475 million
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02 August 2016

Li-Reilly Publishes Article in BarTalk, ‘Recruiting and Engaging Indigenous Lawyers’

Farris Associate Yun Li-Reilly has published an article in the August issue of CBA British Columbia’s BarTalk.
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29 July 2016

Court Stays Terrorism Charges

In a landmark ruling, the BC Supreme Court has stayed terrorism charges against John Nuttall and Amanda Korody on the basis of entrapment and abuse of process.
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28 July 2016

Japan’s APA Group Buys Vancouver-based Coast Hotels for $210 million

On July 28, 2016, APA Group (“APA”) – owner of Japan’s largest hospitality organization – entered into a share purchase agreement with Okabe Co. Ltd (“Okabe”), another Tokyo-based company, for the purchase of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Vancouver-based Coast Hotels (“Coast”) for $210 million.
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26 July 2016

American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Completes $103.5 Million Bought Deal

On July 26, 2016, American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (“AHIP”) completed a bought deal offering (the “Offering”) of limited partnership units (“Units”). The Offering raised gross proceeds of approximately $103.5 million through the issuance of 10,000,400 Units
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