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Auditor’s Duty of Care

For almost 20 years now, pursuant to a 1998 Supreme Court case, auditors have been largely shielded from liability for their work, if their corporate client goes bust because of fraud.   The reason is an old doctrine called "privity of contract."…

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The wind

Another municipality has lost a wind fight. The City of Kiwartha lakes was dealing with a wind turbine project. The project backers had completed all the necessary permits with the province and their site plan was dependent on creating an…

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The knock at the door

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal just dealt with an interesting impaired driving/over 80 case.   There was a very minor fender bender while cars were parking. A witness thought one of the drivers was impaired and called in the vehicle…

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