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Spotlight on statutory interpretation and tax avoidance: Three key decisions in 2021

Canada - December 8 2021 In 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) heard two cases involving the permissible limits of international tax planning, giving the Court the…

Pooja Mihailovich

SCC confirms application of anti-deprivation rule

Canada - October 13 2020 In Chandos Construction Ltd. v Deloitte Restructuring Inc., the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed the application of the common law anti-deprivation…

Catherine Gleason-Mercier

The Long Waive Goodbye: SCC rejects waiver of tort, expands motion to strike

Canada - July 28 2020 In Atlantic Lottery Inc v Babstock (2020 SCC 19) the Supreme Court struck all claims underlying a proposed class action about fraud and problem…

Mary Angela Rowe

Litigation in the Tax Court post pandemic

Canada - May 19 2020 With the closure of the Tax Court due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the progress of most proceedings has slowed, while others have been brought to a halt…

Monica Biringer, Al Meghji, Pooja Mihailovich

International tax: Loblaw successful at Federal Court of Appeal

Canada - May 6 2020 In a decision released on April 23, 2020, the Federal Court of Appeal (the FCA) unanimously allowed Loblaw’s appeal from a 2018 Tax Court of Canada…

Al Meghji, Pooja Mihailovich, Drew Morier, Robert Raizenne, Mark Sheeley