Employment Foresight accurately predicts reasonable notice

December 1, 2017 | Christine Hunter

Reasonable notice periods may appear to be difficult to predict. Cases that may appear to be similar in terms of the Bardal factors can yield widely variable outcomes. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a tool that could provide precise and ...

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Introducing Employment Foresight

November 24, 2017 | George Evans

Blue J Legal is excited to announce the launch of its second product: Employment Foresight. Using machine learning algorithms, Employment Foresight helps lawyers, in-house counsel, and HR professionals gain rapid clarity on how judges decide...

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Primers: your gateway to the most important legal considerations

November 16, 2017 | Divna Stojanovic

Blue J Legal is thrilled to announce a valuable new resource: primers. Primers complement Classifiers and Case Finders by providing a short summary of the law, key concepts, and relevant considerations in each area covered. They draw on...

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Lawyer of the future: master of statistics

November 11, 2017 | Christine Hunter

In an academic paper published this week, our founders explore Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.’s idea that “for the rational study of the law, the black-letter man may be the man of the present, but the man of the future is the man of statistics and...

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Univar: FCA overturns TCC's GAAR Finding

November 3, 2017 | Christine Hunter

One of 100 rulings in our new GAAR Case Finder

On October 13, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) released its decision in Univar Holdco Canada ULC v. The Queen, 2017 FCA 207 (Univar). The FCA overturned the decision of the Tax Court of...

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Introducing our Taxable Benefits Navigator

October 20, 2017 | Mat Armstrong

The new Taxable Benefits Navigator determines whether a benefit received in connection with an employee’s office or employment is a taxable benefit that must be included in the employee’s income pursuant to section 6 of the Income Tax Act. While...

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Classifiers, Case Finders, and Navigators: what they are and how to use them

October 16, 2017 | Seth Lim

Classifiers use machine learning to analyze the relevant body of case law and predict how a court would rule in a new tax scenario provided by the user. Tax Foresight generates the correct prediction greater than 90% of the time. Each...

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Our CCA Navigator is finally here!

October 5, 2017 | Hannah Brennen

We are excited to introduce our new Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) Navigator, which determines the class of an asset under Schedule II of the Income Tax Regulations.

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Introducing our new Assessment Period Classifier

September 28, 2017 | Rory McCreight

We are excited to introduce Tax Foresight’s new classifier: Assessment Period. The Assessment Period Classifier determines if a misrepresentation on an income tax return is attributable to neglect or carelessness, permitting the CRA to assess or...

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When do gross negligence penalties apply to non-existent business losses?

September 21, 2017 | Kelsey Horning

On June 27, 2017, the Tax Court of Canada rendered its judgment in Bradshaw v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 123. After determining that business losses reported by Bradshaw were properly denied on the basis that no business existed, the court considered...

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