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Jeff Li Settled a Tax Court Case with Department of Justice

August 10, 2017

After approximately two years of litigation, Jeff Li recently settled a tax court case with the Department of Justice of Canada (DOJ), avoiding a trial that could have lasted 5-6 days. In this case, the client is the owner of a family-run business. Having reported a very low income and bought a house at approximately…

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Express Entry for Immigration to Canada

July 20, 2016
Express Entry for Immigration to Canada

By Ori Yang and Jeff Li Canada welcomes skilled people to apply for permanent residence. In 2015, the Express Entry system was introduced to expedite the immigration application process for skilled and experienced workers. It is “express” because once you are invited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and you submit your completed application…

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When are you entitled to severance pay?

June 1, 2016

By: Ashley Iyathurai, Law Office of Jeff J. Li Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. You should contact Jeff Li or another lawyer if you are concerned about your employment issues.   Being fired from a job can be an understandably stressful and frustrating…

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Fired with cause or without cause – Does it matter?

April 26, 2016

By: Ashley Iyathurai, Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. You should contact Jeff Li or another lawyer if you are concerned about your employment issues. Whether you are an employee, or an employer, it is important to understand…

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Ex Parte (Without Notice) Order (II) – How it is abused

January 10, 2014

By Jeff Jiehui Li (Cont’d) Abuse of ex parte motion While the law imposes heavy onus on the moving party seeking an ex parte order, in reality the ex parte motion can easily be abused. The most important “guarantee” that an ex parte motion will be fair is the requirement for the moving party to…

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Will drafting and lawyers duties to client

August 16, 2013

[This is an excerpt of a Mondaq.com article; Author: Crista C. Osualdini] The Supreme Court of Canada has cautioned all counsel that, amongst other matters, we must be skillful and careful, advise our clients of all matters relevant to our retainer and protect the interests of our clients. However, when it comes to drafting estate documents,…

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Woman sues fertility clinic for $400,000 after husband ‘ran off with the couple’s nurse’

August 14, 2013

[Source: dailymail.co.uk] A Canadian woman is suing a fertility clinic (Markham Fertility Centre, near Toronto, Ontario) for $400,000, after alleging her husband ran off with the couple’s nurse. Po Leung, 44, claims her husband Stuart Westcott was having a secret affair with their nurse Wendy Shanks during their $60,000 treatment. She became pregnant through in-vitro fertilisation…

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Imporptant Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

August 4, 2013

On July 31, 2013, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) announced the latest changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The changes concern mostly about Canadian employers’ application for Labour Market Opinion (LMO), with the aim to “ensure that Canadians are given the first chance at available jobs.” In this direction, significant changes…

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Supreme Court modifies conflicts of interest rules for lawyers

July 15, 2013

[Source: Legal Post] The Supreme Court of Canada today clarified the rules under which lawyers may act against existing clients. “The result is a great one for advocates of choice, because the court ruled that clients were free to choose their lawyers and lawyers were free to act for them unless there was a real…

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Latest update on Quebec Immigrant Investor Program – Quota, fees, etc.

July 9, 2013

[Source of Information: Industrial Alliance] Effective August 1, 2013, several changes will be made to the Quebec  Immigrant Investor Program. New rules have been adopted regarding procedures for the intake and processing of certain applications for a selection certificate submitted by permanent workers, investors, business people and self-employed workers. These new rules will be in…

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