Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Canadian Supply Chains Act

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On January 1, 2024, Canada’s new anti-forced labour legislation, the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (The Act) came into effect. Certain entities and government institutions must submit an annual report to the Minister of Public Safety by May 31 of each year and make… Read more

ESG: A Game-Changer for Your Business

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In recent years, there’s been a growing emphasis on the adoption of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles as an expectation of the private sector. As we’ve previously explored in the context of Corporate Social Responsibility, companies that embrace ESG principles are seeing significant benefits in terms of revenue growth… Read more

Be aware: New CRA campaign targets Personal Services Businesses (PSBs)

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The CRA is increasing their scrutiny of personal services business corporations (PSBs), and the consequences if the applicable tax rules apply to your business can be harsh. The focus of the CRA’s new campaign is on a number of industries such as trucking, IT consulting, accounting, construction and catering, but… Read more

Support for Women Entrepreneurs

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On March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day—a day to recognize and rejoice in women’s and girls’ social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. DMCL wants to acknowledge and celebrate all those who identify as women in our lives—at home, at work, at play, and across the world—who inspire us daily…. Read more

What makes a great board of directors ‘great’?

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In the not-for-profit world, a board of directors refers to the group of individuals responsible for governing the organization. Together, their governance creates a tone at the top of an organization that is disseminated through management, employees and volunteers. A good board of directors will effectively operate an organization; a… Read more

Taxation, Charitable Donations & Corporations (Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la)

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‘Tis the season of giving, and along with it come many questions about the income tax treatment of charitable donations. Individual vs. Corporate Tax Treatments It’s important to know that the income tax treatment of charitable donations made by a corporation has both similarities to and differences from the tax… Read more