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NHL Makes Its Return To Play During COVID-19

Throughout COVID-19 we have been keeping track of how professional and college sports have planned their return to play. With Major League Baseball’s season behind us, the NFL in the playoffs, and the NBA underway, the NHL was the last of the major pro sports to begin a new season. We’d like to take a moment this week to discuss how the NHL has planned their return to play and what lessons may be… Read More

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Cross-Border Tax Issues

Question Over NCAA Compensation Makes Its Way To Supreme Court

The compensation of college athletes in the United States has been a controversial topic that has picked up steam over the last few years. Just this week it was reported that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a petition from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) arguing that the organization should be able to continue to restrict athlete compensation. The appeal stems from a lower court decision that ruled in favour… Read More

Sports & Entertainment

NBA Announces Plans for 2021, NHL Still in Discussions

There have been several updates since we last provided an overview of professional sporting leagues in Canada and the U.S. In the latest news, which we will discuss below, the NBA has firmed up its plans, though there special regulations in place for athletes on Canada’s only team, the Toronto Raptors. The NHL is a little further behind in their modified return to play. And in the meantime, the NFL is coming close to… Read More

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Sports & Entertainment

College Sports Continue to Struggle in Light of COVID-19

We wrote a blog a few weeks ago about the state of professional sports in North America, With the NFL now the only active major professional league still playing, many sports fans are turning to US college sports for entertainment, but COVID-19 has continued to hamper these teams as well. We wanted to take a moment to check in on the problems being faced by this important feeder system to the professional leagues. Read More

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Sports & Entertainment

Professional Sports Seasons Remain Undetermined

It has been a few weeks since we visited the world of professional sports and how they are operating through the COVID-19 pandemic. With the NHL and NBA playoffs over, discussions have begun as to when and how play will resume for their upcoming seasons. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball is concluding their playoffs and the NFL appears to be struggling to keep their season afloat. NFL Play is off to a Rocky Start Unlike… Read More

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Sports & Entertainment

IBM Enters the E-sports Arena

While video games have always been popular amongst younger generations, it’s also become big business. Prior to COVID-19, it was not uncommon for arenas around the world to be packed with people watching professional gamers battle for supremacy on the game of their choice. The best players in the world are able to make a fantastic living as gamers, and where there’s money to be made you can be sure there are large corporations looking… Read More

Banknotes in different international currencies representing a currency exchange scam

Litigation

CRA Investigating Possible Currency Exchange Scam

A recent investigative report by the Toronto Star alleges that two former Toronto Maple Leaf players, Darcy Tucker and Shayne Corson, were involved in a foreign currency trading scheme that was designed to defraud the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The story looks at how the scheme worked, and why the CRA says it was a scam. What is the Foreign Exchange Market? The foreign exchange market (the “Forex”) is a legitimate… Read More

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Sports & Entertainment

U.S. College Sports Uncertain as School Year Begins

We wrote a few weeks ago about the return to play in most professional sports. As of the publication of this blog, the NBA and NHL were deep into their playoffs, while baseball was not far behind. The NFL is set to kick off on Sunday. And while professional sports might be back in many ways outside of having fans present at the games, the US college sports scene is still very much up… Read More

Movie camera on a film set

Cross-Border Tax Issues

COVID-19 Precautions in Place as Entertainment Productions Resume

In a recent blog, we talked about how professional sports were doing with a return to play in light of COVID-19. While the lack of professional sports has been a huge topic of conversation, other entertainment-related industries have also been eagerly awaiting a resumption of normal activities. Canada’s movie and television industry employs thousands of people, and as the industry gets ready to ramp up production of movies and television shows, it’s important to… Read More

A basketball and hoop representing the start of the 2020 NBA season during COVID-19

Sports & Entertainment

An Update on Major League Sports & COVID-19

For sports fans, the last few weekends may have seemed like they would never arrive. But for the most part, major league sports have returned. Major League Baseball, NHL hockey, NBA basketball, the PGA tour, and events like UFC mixed martial arts are all back in action. But what about the athletes involved? What is each league doing to protect the health of its athletes, and how has the resumption of major league sports gone… Read More