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BEWARE OF THE WHISTLEBLOWER!

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in February 2018 Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) and other federal enforcement agencies seizing goods or imposing penalties is not unexpected. However, there are other consequences triggered by the actions of private actors which present equ ...

Your relationship may cost you $72,000 in the long run

You can’t put a price on love. Or can you? Well, yes, actually you can, and in Canada, it’s a whopping $72,082.57. That’s right, folks. Your eyes are not deceiving you. From the first date, to a year-long courtship, then another year of being engaged, to a wedding and honeymoon, the total co ...

The Government of Canada Has Not Appointed Needed Canadian International Trade Tribunal Members

Canada is nearing a trade law crisis point that, quite frankly, is avoidable and easily solved.  There are too few permanent members of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) for the workload.  Section 3 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act provides for the appointment ...

How to fund a year long trip around the world

James Fletcher said goodbye to Toronto in 2016 for a year-long adventure to 21 countries, where he rode down Bolivia’s “death road” on a mountain bike, watched a cricket match in India and learned to surf in Nicaragua — and he did it all for about $25,000. “It was absolutely mental. I cou ...

Compliance Incentive: Canada to appoint a Canadian Ombudsman for Responsible Enterprise

On January 17, 2018, the Government of Canada furthered its “progressive trade agenda” and responded to calls from human rights groups by announcing that it is going to watch the activities of Canadian businesses operating in overseas markets more seriously.  The Government of Canada will crea ...

Driving to the Breadline: The Auto Motives of Low Income Households

Research conducted over the last few decades in many western countries confirms that there is a mutually reinforcing relationship between transport poverty (i.e. lack of access to both private and public mobility resources) and social exclusion (inability to fully participate in life-enhancing acti ...

You need an export permit to export certain recyclables and scrap products from Canada to China

Canada’s export controls go beyond dual-use goods, chemicals, defence and military items, and other goods on the Export Control List.  Canada imposes export controls under a variety of statutes and regulations.  For example, Canada controls exports of cannabis, cultural property, hazardous wast ...

10 ways to cash in on Boxing Day sales

If you’re looking to take advantage of the Boxing Day sales this year, the trick to saving money is simple. You need to be smart, efficient, organized and prepared. Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to strategize your shopping on December 26 so you get the most from your money. 1. Do some sh ...

Tis The Season To Look For Fresh Breakouts

Some winners from this fall included the auto sector in September. They might not all rally, but it is nice when a whole industry group surges together. The Chartwatchers article on December 2nd, 2017 had metal miners highlighted and I continue to think that group of stocks looks to be building st ...

The 2018 small caps: Ranking the top 500

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