The following articles are published by OBA Sections, including the Student Section. Members are encouraged to submit articles.

Editor: Yoann Emian


Floating Year-Ends: A Quirk in the ASPA Rules

  • April 04, 2017
  • Jonathan C.G. Bright

Jonathan Bright identifies an interesting quirk in the adjusted stub period accrual rules that in some cases may create a one-year tax deferral for a partner - the very result that the ASPA rules were intended to prevent.

Student Forum, Taxation Law

Changes Coming to the Voluntary Disclosures Program

  • April 04, 2017
  • Rachel Gold

In December 2016, the newly-established Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee released its first report, setting out a series of recommendations for the future administration of the Voluntary Disclosures Program. Rachel Gold discusses the Committee's recommendations and their potential implications for taxpayers.

Student Forum, Taxation Law
Adam Black

Summary Judgment in Family Law

  • March 20, 2017
  • Adam Black

It is hoped that expanded summary judgment rules, the family law litigant will be equipped with a tool that will significantly limit unmeritorious claims.

Family Law, Student Forum

Keeping up Appearances: Parties, Interveners and Experts in Administrative Proceedings

  • February 24, 2017
  • Robin Bates

On February 9, 2017, a group of administrative lawyers and attendees gathered for a sold out half-day program about public interest interveners, tribunal standing, and experts in administrative proceedings. The program was part of the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2017 and was chaired by Diane Janisse, of the Legal Aid Ontario Clinic Resource Office, and Christopher Wirth, of Keel Cottrelle LLP.

Administrative Law, Student Forum

Edmonton East: Revisiting the Presumption of Tribunal Expertise

  • January 31, 2017
  • Heather MacIvor

This is one of two companion pieces on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Edmonton (City) v. Edmonton East (Capilano) Shopping Centres Ltd. authored exclusively for the OBA. This article focuses on the Supreme Court's treatment of the presumption of expertise afforded to tribunals.

Administrative Law, Student Forum

Edmonton East: A Statutory Right of Appeal Does Not Create a New Category of Correctness

  • January 31, 2017
  • Jon Wypych and Adam D.H. Chisholm

This is one of two companion pieces on the Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision in Edmonton (City) v. Edmonton East (Capilano) Shopping Centres Ltd. authored exclusively for the OBA's Administrative Law Section. This article concerns the role of statutory provisions permitting a right of appeal in determining the standard of review.

Administrative Law, Student Forum

FCA Backs CITT Decision Finding Abuse of Process by CBSA

  • January 30, 2017
  • John Bassindale

The Federal Court of Appeal confirms the CBSA committed an abuse of process in the administration of the Customs Act. John Bassindale reviews the decision in AG v. Bri-Chem Supply Ltd. et al. (2016 FCA 257).

Student Forum, Taxation Law