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Ontario Scales Up Privately Owned Cannabis Retail Store Locations

On October 17, 2018, Canada legalized recreational cannabis country-wide.  It wasn’t until November 27, 2018 that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) issued its guidelines as to what is involved for private entities to obtain a retail store license to operate in Ontario.  In this article we provide a high level view of…

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Coming to ‘GRIPs’ with Imminent Changes to the Taxation of Passive Investment in Canada

By Millie Bojic Per the Canadian government’s 2018 Federal Budget, Canadian-controlled private corporation (“CCPCs”) and their investment income will be impacted effective on or after January 1, 2019 – in particular, certain changes to the Refundable Dividend Tax On Hand (“RDTOH”) regime. CCPCs are private corporations in Canada that are not controlled, directly or indirectly, by…

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