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For over a century, McInnes Cooper has advised Atlantic Canada’s forestry industry. Our experience and deep bench strength equips us to provide the comprehensive and sophisticated legal, business and government relations advice essential for long-term success.


Our team has helped large international companies build pulp and paper plants and sawmills, guiding them from concept through construction to completion, with knowledgeable advice and quality service. We have negotiated long-term fibre supply through Crown land leases, purchases of millions of acres of company-owned woodlands, billions of dollars’ worth of construction and equipment contracts, long-term electricity and natural gas supply contracts, and environmental permits. We’ve handled labour negotiations and provided informed corporate and tax advice on both a Canadian and an international level.

Legal Alert: Environmental Contamination – SCC Says When In Doubt … Report
October 17, 2013

<p>On October 17, 2013 the SCC decided a contractor breached Ontario’s environmental protection legislation by failing to report its discharge of contaminant into the natural environment to the Ministry of Environment.  The SCC’s decision was based on the specific wording of the Ontario environmental protection legislation.  However, it delivered two key messages about how courts

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Legal Alert: SCC Says “Embedded Costs” Not “Proceeds of Disposition” For Tax Purposes
May 24, 2013

<p>On May 23, 2013 the Supreme Court of Canada clarified how to determine “proceeds of disposition” in establishing the amount of a capital gain for income tax purposes. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Should a vendor add to the “proceeds of distribution” the purchaser’s cost of the vendor’s obligations respecting the transferred property that such purchaser assumed?  The SCC

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