Tax Incentive Amendments to the Municipal Government Act

New revisions to the Municipal Government Act (the “MGA“) aim to grant municipalities the ability to offer tax incentives to encourage business investment. Bill 7 the Municipal Government (Property Tax Incentives) Amendment Act (“Bill 7“) received Royal Assent and came into force on June 28, 2019. At its core, Bill 7 aims to help local […] Read More

Edibles Update: High Taxes in 2019 Federal Budget

Canada’s 2019 federal budget (the “Budget“) includes additional insight into the hotly anticipated regulatory regime for cannabis edibles, which is set to come into force in the fall of 2019. The Budget provides for a change to the current cannabis excise taxes for edibles, cannabis beverages and similar products that are set to become legal […] Read More
April 10, 2019
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Mining Incentive Program Aims to Stimulate Mining Industry in NWT

The Government of the Northwest Territories (the “GNWT“) Mining Incentive Program (the “Program“) provides funding to prospectors and exploration companies who carry out mineral exploration work in the NWT. Under the Program, mineral exploration companies licensed to operate in the NWT can apply for up to $200,000 in funding and prospectors licensed to operate in […] Read More
March 20, 2019

Roll it up! Rules and Regulations for Building your Cannabis Store

Opening a cannabis store in Alberta requires a large number of steps, including obtaining approval from the Alberta Liquor Gaming and Cannabis Commission (the “AGLC“). The Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, RSA 2000, c G-1 (the “Act“) has provided the AGLC with the authority to regulate and licence retail cannabis stores in Alberta. The AGLC […] Read More

Edible Cannabis: What You Need to Know

With the Cannabis Act legalized most forms of recreational cannabis, many consumers and businesses alike may require further clarity on the limited scope of legalization and in particular the current prohibition on edible products containing cannabis. Edible cannabis is expected to be legalized in 2019 but questions remain about what regulations will apply to edible cannabis. […] Read More

Carbon Tax in the Northwest Territories: What You Need to Know

A carbon tax is coming to the Northwest Territories (the “NWT“). The Government of the Northwest Territories (the “GNWT“) recently announced their plan to implement a made in the north NWT Carbon Tax designed and administered in the NWT in accordance with the federal government’s Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (the “Federal […] Read More
November 26, 2018
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Keep off the Grass! Cannabis in Calgary: Zoning and Public Use

Anticipation of cannabis legalization is all the buzz right now as federal, provincial and municipal legislation is coming together to paint a practical picture of cannabis regulation – all by October 17, 2018. This blog post examines aspects of municipal law regulating the purchase, sale, and use of cannabis in the City of Calgary. There […] Read More
September 20, 2018