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Why I left criminal defence work

Why I left criminal defence work

Working in Criminal Defence Prior to practicing law on Provencher, I practiced criminal defence work. When the subject comes up, clients usually perk up. Often, I hear the comment: “I understand why you changed” or “you must be happy to be out of that.” While […]

Manitoba legal trivia, tidbits, and oddoties

Manitoba legal trivia, tidbits, and oddoties

Over the past several months, I have written about (mostly) serious topics.  Today, maybe because it feels very spring-like, I just wanted to share with you a few odd (at least, I found them odd) Manitoba law trivia. In Manitoba, the province currently has over 550 […]

Family trusts – contrarian view Part I

Family trusts – contrarian view Part I

Family trust pitfalls ** The Canadian government announced in July of 2017 that it is considering important changes to the Income Tax Act.  The ability to multiply the LCGE will most likely be eliminated.  Read my blog posts here and here for more information ** […]

Do Not Call List : Stop telemarketers

Do Not Call List : Stop telemarketers

Do Not Call List: add your number. It’s easy and effective. I gave up my land line phone several years ago.  Many of us have “disconnected” from phone lines.  I decided to do so, because I realized that I was only receiving telemarketing calls on […]

Commercial lease: 8 must know provisions

Commercial lease: 8 must know provisions

  Unless you own the building where you operate your business, you probably think about your commercial lease fairly regularly.  Do you have enough room to grow? Are you in the best location?  What are your options when your lease is up? Few of us, however […]

Beating Parking Tickets

Beating Parking Tickets

Parking ticket: Oh, how I hate you… If you are like me, nothing annoys you more than returning to your parked car to find the little yellow parking ticket stuck underneath your windshield wiper. Unfortunately, once that little yellow paper is tucked neatly under your […]

CASL – $10 million fine for sending emails

CASL – $10 million fine for sending emails

CASL: Ignore at your own risk If you are a business owner who operates in the online world, you know the importance of establishing a mailing list.  The ubiquity of emails generated from services like Mailchimp and ConvertKit testifies to the popularity of these lists.  You […]

Lawyers are Losing Their Authority

Lawyers are Losing Their Authority

Lawyers are losing their authority, but that’s a good thing. I used to be in sales. Despite the lack of status, I managed to pay the bills and provide for my family.  In those days, when I communicated in person or by phone with company representatives […]

Making Law Accessible

Making Law Accessible

Making Law Accessible Q: How many lawyer jokes are there? A: Only three. The rest are true stories. You can find lawyer jokes everywhere.  They have their own category.  Everyone’s heard at least one of them.  There is even a website dedicated to the genre […]