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Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 3:15 PM

Powering a low-carbon future hyrdodam

Ontario’s mission to power a low-carbon future is on the rise and it should continue. ... [read more]

Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 12:02 PM

Changes to averaging agreements may strain employer-employee relationships Confused group

When Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives took power in the provincial election, they proposed many changes to the way in which Ontario was to be governed. To make these changes, the Ford government tabled many bills, one of which was the omnibus Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019. ... [read more]

Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 8:26 AM

Twelve ways to increase the housing supply many_doors_sm

Thursday, May 2, 2019, was a great day for the real estate development industry, homebuyers and renters in the province of Ontario. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 9:34 AM

Non-resident executors and legal reps in estate law foreign_money_sm

There are a number of tax and non-tax-related considerations that may arise when an estate has foreign executors or other legal representatives. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 8:48 AM

Is AI coming to a legal transcript near you? voicerecognition_button_sm

We ask Alexa to play songs from the ’70s. We ask Siri for a weather report. We dictate e-mails and text messages to our phones. We speak into machines and they do things for us. They seem to understand us. But is this technology up to the task of preparing important documents like legal transcripts? ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 2:11 PM

Parental benefits: one size does not fit all prof w baby_sm.jpg

“Your Honour, before we begin I just wanted to apologize for my attire. I had a baby eight weeks ago and don’t yet fit back into my robes.” This is what I uttered at the beginning of a guardianship hearing in February 2018. No longer pregnant, it was not obvious why my robes didn’t fit and I didn’t want my open waistcoat to become a distraction or make me appear forgetful or sloppy. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 12:32 PM

OPC opens consultation on transborder data flows: Proposes reversal in approach datalock2.jpb

On April 9, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) launched a consultation on transborder data flows in which they indicated that they were revisiting their long-held position that a transfer of personal information to a service provider for processing does not require consent from the individual, and now propose that a transfer for processing involves a disclosure of personal information and therefore requires consent. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 10:40 AM

Legal pitfalls in asymmetrical arbitration clauses uneven_agreement_sm

Arbitration clauses need not be symmetrical, giving each party the exact same legal benefits. An arbitration clause that gives one party the right to select a forum to settle a dispute is likely within legal reach for any party negotiating an arbitration agreement. However, there are some potential pitfalls to asymmetrical arbitration clauses. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 3:17 PM

Securing accurate, fair outcomes in CAT designation process for children Medcharts_sm.jpg

In my previous five articles I showed that when you take a modern approach to statutory interpretation, the Superintendent’s Guideline No. 01/16 interpretation of s. 3.1(5)i of the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule (SABS 34/10), doesn’t harmoniously coincide with the objectives and scheme of the Insurance Act, and the intention of Parliament. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 1:11 PM

Turning lost evidence into win for criminal defence lawyers retailsurveillance_orig.jpg

When it comes to criminal cases, most people are aware that the police are responsible for the investigation phase. What is not commonly understood is that police not only have a duty to seize evidence, they also must preserve it. An interesting legal issue can arise where they fail to fulfil that duty. ... [read more]