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The Growth of Green Building

Even if you’re not directly involved in the construction industry, chances are good you’ve heard in recent years about a renewed interest in more environmentally sustainable buildings. Since the 1990s, there has been new attention given to “green” approaches to design and construction, resulting in over 4000 LEED-registered projects in Canada since 2002 – and […]

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Tai Ziola
Tai Ziola is an architect and principal of newstudio architecture, an Edmonton firm specializing in community projects, sustainable design, and design innovation. She has been a LEED® Accredited Professional since 2004.
 

Your Principal Residence and Taxes

Capital gains have been subject to taxation in Canada since 1972. At present, only half of any capital gain is included in income. While this includes property such as real estate, most Canadians are aware that there is a “principal residence exemption”, and believe gains on their home will not be taxable. For the average […]

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Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

No Trespassers Allowed

The act of “trespassing” is often conceptualized as one person setting foot on another person’s land without their consent. “Get off my property, you’re TRESPASSING!” is a common phrase landowners employ when faced with uninvited guests. At law, the term “trespass” encompasses much more than individuals creeping onto their neighbour’s property without permission. In fact, […]

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Samina Thind
Samina Thind is an associate with the firm of Miller Thomson LLP in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Expropriating Land: A Balancing Act

Introduction The somewhat foreboding term “expropriation” in Canada describes the right of the government (the Crown or one of its agencies) to legally take real property (land), that is in private hands and apply it for a greater public use or benefit. This concept is called “compulsory purchase” in the United Kingdom, and “taking” or […]

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Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Rohan Somers
Rohan Somers obtained his BA in Communications from the University of Calgary in 2012.
 


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