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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 9:08 AM

Ontario hammers out its affordable housing policy happy_house_sm

Back-to-back announcements from the province of Ontario — the Community Housing Renewal Strategy (CHRS) and the Ontario Housing Supply Action Plan (OHSAP) — have now framed out the Ford government’s affordable housing policy. For housing providers and municipalities worried about their local housing corporations, the two documents have to be read together.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 8:27 AM

AGENCY - What constitutes

Appeal by the defendant from a decision dismissing its motion for summary judgment to dismiss the respondents’ action for damages arising from the restoration activities undertaken at their home. ... [read more]

Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 8:50 AM

Yet another self-regulatory body for immigration consultants | Colin Singer

Canada will once again, overhaul its system for regulating immigration consultants by creating a new College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC). ... [read more]

Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 2:08 PM

Spiegel Sohmer adds two lawyers

Spiegel Sohmer announced that two new lawyers, Talia Bensoussan and Alessandra Lubrina have joined the Montreal firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 @ 9:50 AM

Foreign Beneficiaries: From multiple taxation to transfer of interests foreign_money_sm

With increased mobility of people and their assets, more and more estates have a multijurisdictional dimension. A multitude of special considerations come into play which must be identified and dealt with if an estate has foreign beneficiaries which increase the complexity of the estate administration. This series of articles highlights a number of them and is written from the perspective of Canadian and Ontario law. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 @ 7:53 AM


Appeal by Essilor Group from an order declaring it was in breach of the Regulated Health Professions Act and prohibiting it from dispensing prescription eyewear except where the dispensing was performed by a member of the respondent Colleges. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 @ 2:34 PM

Regulated conduct defence clarified in Court of Appeal decision, counsel says Linda Visser sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s dismissal of an appeal for a proposed class action against the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) provides guidance on the scope of the regulated conduct defence, counsel said, “including in situations where the legislation is passed retroactively.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 @ 9:20 AM

Brexit: A new life for the U.K. Brexit

Brexit could be the groundbreaking situation which creates a sudden wealth for Canadian lawyers as the U.K. government is facing a shortage in lawyers who can effect trade negotiations as it is carefully reaching a decision to leave the European Union (EU). ... [read more]

Monday, May 06, 2019 @ 1:14 PM

Harper Grey adds research associate

Harper Grey announced that Emilie LeDuc has joined the Vancouver firm as a research associate. ... [read more]

Monday, May 06, 2019 @ 9:02 AM

Cannabis Control Act: Protecting commercial landlords cannabis_dispensary_sm

With the legalization of recreational cannabis, there has been a flurry of activity relating to the enforcement of non-licensed or illegal cannabis storefronts or “dispensaries.” The enforcement is being effected under the authority of the Cannabis Control Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 26, Sched. 1 (CCA), with municipalities as the enforcer(s) using delegated authority from the province of Ontario. ... [read more]