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City of Orillia claims double victory in Ontario Court of Appeal decisions
Robert Wood, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
“I absolutely agree with both decisions,” said Robert Wood, a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto, who was counsel for the City of Orillia.

Monday, May 17, 2021 @ 8:39 AM

The City of Orillia emerged victorious recently on both ends of an appeal and a cross-appeal heard simultaneously by the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Orillia (City) v. Metro Ontario Real Estate Limited 2021 ONCA 291 involved a commercial lease in a shopping centre with the City as landlord and Metro as tenant. The City appealed a 2019 judgment from the Superior Court of Justice, City of Orillia v. Metro Ontario Real Estate Ltd. 2019 ONSC 7467 in favour of Metro. ... [read more]

Subjective consent to sexual activity requires a person to both give consent, be capable of it: SCC Subscriber only content Justice Andromache Karakatsanis

Friday, May 14, 2021 @ 5:25 PM

The Supreme Court has restored the convictions of a common law couple who were found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old during a camping trip, saying that consent to sexual activity requires a person to not only give consent but also be capable of doing so. ... [read more]

Ethics commissioner clears Trudeau in WE scandal, finds Morneau broke ethics rules Subscriber only content Bill Morneau, former federal finance minister.

Friday, May 14, 2021 @ 2:20 PM

Canada’s ethics czar has cleared Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of wrongdoing in last year’s WE Charity scandal but found former finance minister Bill Morneau to have broken ethics laws through his “friendship” with a co-founder of the organization. ... [read more]

Decision has imperilled over $1 billion in tax ‘so far,’ Supreme Court hears Subscriber only content Justice Russell Brown

Friday, May 14, 2021 @ 9:49 AM

A Federal Court of Appeal decision issued last year provides a roadmap for tax avoidance and should be overturned, the Supreme Court heard in oral arguments May 13. The conflict between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Loblaw Financial Holdings deals with whether the foreign accrual property (FAPI) provisions in the Income Tax Act (ITA) apply to the grocery giant’s former Barbados subsidiary Glenhuron Bank Limited (GBL). ... [read more]

Ontario extends stay-at-home order to at least June 2, announces vaccination for youth 12-17 Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario

Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 4:26 PM

Ontario is extending its stay-at-home order an extra two weeks until at least June 2 as the province continues battling to reduce COVID-19 case numbers and free up overcrowded hospitals. ... [read more]