Précis: The Tax Court decision was blogged earlier on this site under the name Gariepy v. The Crown. The nub of the issue before the Tax Court was whether unsigned directors’ resignations prepared by a corporation’s external lawyers were effective to prevent liability for unpaid corporate remittances. The Tax Court held that they were on the facts of the case. The Federal Court of Appeal reversed that decision in a clear policy decision. A bright line test was necessary and unsigned resignations did not, in the Court of Appeal’s opinion, meet such a test. The Crown’s appeal was allowed with costs in both the Court of Appeal and the Tax Court.
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