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Stock Market comes to Halifax: TSX Ignite
April 25, 2016

McInnes Cooper is proud to sponsor TSX Ignite, a program dedicated to the growth and development of Canadian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). In collaboration with other legal firms, TSX Venture Exchange and financial experts from across the country, the Toronto Stock Exchange has developed essential practices and information for entrepreneurs through the TSX Ignite Learning

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John Green, QC, Joins Nalcor Board of Directors upon resignation from McInnes Cooper
April 22, 2016

We are pleased to report that John Green, QC, has accepted an appointment as chair of Nalcor’s board of directors. The government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the appointment of an interim board on Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016.   McInnes Cooper shares this news with mixed emotions. John resigned his role as counsel with

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Earth Day. Making it happen @McInnes Cooper
April 22, 2016

We are pleased to join with more than six million Canadians, to celebrate the largest global environmental event – Earth Day. Like any large organization, our operations leave a footprint on our planet. In addition to our ongoing environmental stewardship efforts, over the past year we have:  Replaced the Keurig coffee machines with Muldoon’s 100% compostable pods

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Karen Gardiner receives X-ceptional Award
April  6, 2016

Congratulations to Karen Gardiner of our Halifax office on her X-ceoptional Award at the StFX Athletics Gala for her dedication and support of StFX athletics.   The annual StFX Athletic Awards Gala celebrates excellence of the athletic accomplishments of StFX varsity athletes.  Congratulations to Karen on her recognition as a StFX X-ceptional award recipient.

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Flexibility in private practice retains employees
March 24, 2016

Bruce Russell QC, and Sarah Dykema of McInnes Cooper talk flexibility within private practice in this spring edition of CBA National.  Work life balance is important to retention of staff, and quality of life.   Dykema had left private practice to pursue more regular hours, and found that private practice offered better flexibility. She then joined the private sector for the

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Federal Budget: Changes for your Business
March 21, 2016

The Federal government is making changes to laws that will affect your business. We are sending representatives from our tax team to the Federal 2016 Budget lockup on March 22 to produce a top level overview of the changes that may occur in areas from the election platform and pre-budget consultations such as:  Small Business. Changes to taxation of

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Cross Border Banter
March 18, 2016

Check out the Cross Border Banter blog for International Taxation and M&A updates. Cross Border Banter features posts from McInnes Cooper’s own Barry Horne, Carolle Fernando, Chris MacIntyre and Megan Seto.

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Federal 2016 Budget lockup
March 18, 2016

The Federal Government with Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, will table the 2016 Budget March 22. Representatives from our Tax Team will be in Ottawa during the lock-up to analyze the budget’s key tax changes that may affect your business.   The media lockup will start at 9:30 a.m. until the budget is released at approximately 4 p.m. Watch for

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Minister of Immigration in Halifax: Nova Scotia’s Message is “Loud and Clear”
March 16, 2016

The Federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, The Honourable John McCallum, was the guest speaker yesterday at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Speakers Series. He was respectfully introduced by Wadih Fares, President & CEO of W.M. Fares Group, who has been promoting immigration to Nova Scotia for many years. Mr. Fares made a

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Clearwater wins a Canadian Dealmakers Award
March 11, 2016

Nova Scotia-based Clearwater Seafoods received the Mid Market Deal Award  at the Canadian Dealmakers Awards gala on March 10th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Clearwater was awarded for its purchase of MacDuff Shellfish Group, valued at roughly $195- Million. The Canadian Dealmakers Awards are presented as a joint effort from Deloitte, The Globe and Mail, Thomson Reuters

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Happy International Women’s Day. Making it happen @ McInnes Cooper
March  8, 2016

For generations we’ve benefited from extraordinary women who, day after day, put their heart and soul into making a real impact on our lives, careers and communities. Women’s vision and energy is doing nothing less than changing the world.   On March 8th, we thank and celebrate the women who are making it happen at

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In Memoriam: Jim Thistle
March  4, 2016

  It is with great sadness that McInnes Cooper advises of the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Jim Thistle, on March 3, 2016, after a mercifully brief battle with ALS.   Jim was a friend and bright light with his co-workers in our St. John’s office and throughout our firm.  Jim was respected

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Petroforma Laboratories, and College of the North Atlantic recognized at Employer Of Distinction Awards
March  1, 2016

McInnes Cooper would like to extend congratulations to the winners of the Newfoundland & Labrador Employers’ Council annual Employer of Distinction Awards. This year’s event took place in St. John’s on Monday, February 29. The College of the North Atlantic won for the large business category and petroforma laboratories won in the small business category.   The award luncheon

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Daniel Wallace represents Veterans to challenge Federal Court
February 24, 2016

McInnes Cooper lawyer Daniel Wallace will take to federal court to represent veterans who say they’ve been wrongly shut out of disability payments from Ottawa. Approximately a dozen veterans have already enlisted help in challenging Ottawa, stating that they were told they were ineligible for disability benefits and therefore didn’t apply. The proposed law suit involves a 30 year

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Local property developer wins PEI Heritage award
February 19, 2016

Property developer, Chris Tweel, wins PEI Heritage award for the newly renovated building that houses McInnes Cooper office space in Charlottetown.  The renovator of 141 Kent Street was honoured with the Catherine Hennessey Heritage Award. This award recognizes efforts that have increased the appreciation of Charlottetown and the community. Congratulations Chris.

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