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Understanding the Connections Between International Law and Canadian Criminal Law

Criminal law usually addresses only incidents and issues arising within our borders, between persons in Canada. However, especially in today’s global world, there are a number of ways in which Canada’s position internationally – including treaties and agreements made with other countries and organizations – impacts Canadian criminal law. In this article, I will discuss: […]


Charles Davison
Charles Davison is the Senior Criminal Defence Counsel with the Somba K’e office of the Legal Services Board in Yellowknife, N.W.T.

Tax Treaties

The Canadian income tax system can be complex by itself.  The complexities expand significantly where the tax systems of other countries are also relevant.  Most nations have a network of “Income Tax Conventions”, more often referred to as “Tax Treaties”, to govern the interaction of their tax systems with those of other nations. But this […]


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.

NAFTA in a Nutshell

NAFTA. It’s one of the most important agreements in place on the continent. But what’s all the fuss about and why has it become such a buzzword? Since 2016, US President Donald Trump has brought it up regularly, calling for a complete overhaul of the deal, arguing that it’s the “worst trade deal maybe ever […]


Tahira Manji
Tahira Manji is in-house legal counsel for Volant Products Inc. which manufactures and sells oilfield technology equipment worldwide.

Dealing with US Debts in a Canadian Bankruptcy

Given the many Canadians who have business, assets, work or winter in the United States (“US”), it is not uncommon for someone in Canada to owe money to a US lender. If you went to school in the US, you may even have US student debt. How US debts are treated in a bankruptcy if […]


J. Doug Hoyes
J. Doug Hoyes
J. Douglas Hoyes, B.A., C.A., CPA, CIRP is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee and co-founder of Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc. in Ontario, Canada. He is also the host of Debt Free in 30, a weekly podcast about how to handle money and debt.

Why the UN’s declaration on Indigenous rights has been slow to implement in Canada

While a decision on Indigenous participation at the United Nations General Assembly was postponed in Geneva [in July 2017] , some groups in Canada point to a number of ways to move forward on the issue at home. Independent Indigenous participation at the United Nations General Assembly — a critical application of the United Nations […]


Stefan Labbé
Stefan Labbé is an independent journalist and storyteller. His writing, photography and documentary work have been featured in such outlets as the Guardian, the Globe and Mail and PBS NewsHour, among others.

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