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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 9:19 AM

Modernizing how real estate is sold: Counting the ways realestate_brokers_sm

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) recently released its 28 recommendations to the government of Ontario to modernize the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA). ... [read more]

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

Robust social media policy vital for charities, not-for-profits donate_online_sm

With the development of new platforms and applications continuously redefining what social media is and how it is used by charities and not-for-profits (NFPs), there are corresponding challenges in applying existing legal frameworks of privacy law, intellectual property (IP) law, tort law, contract law and charity law, among others. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 8:57 AM

CREDITORS AND CLAIMS - Priorities

Appeal by the court-appointed Receiver from an order refusing to grant priority to the Receiver’s charge for fees and disbursements over the city’s claim for unpaid property taxes. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 11:26 AM

Ontario’s push for legal immunity bad for business, democracy | Michael Bryant

What a message. First, a provincial government publicly toys with the idea that its law-shrinking Toronto City Council ought to be immune from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, through a petty and ultimately despotic usage of the “notwithstanding clause” of the Constitution Act, 1982. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 9:50 AM

Feds missed boat on affordable housing home_buyers_sm

The federal Liberals had a golden opportunity in this last budget to make some simple tweaks to the mortgage system in Canada that would have allowed more first-time buyers to get into the housing market and assist second-time buyers to move up without major changes to the policies implemented by the Liberals over the last two years to cool the market. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 12:33 PM

New partner joins Crawley MacKewn Brush

Crawley MacKewn Brush announced that Michael L. Byers has joined the Toronto law firm as a partner. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 10:41 AM

Arbitration: Benefits of One-Judge pilot and much more one_judge_sm

In my first article about the launch of an arbitration pilot project referred to as the “One Judge Model,” I applauded Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice for its efforts. Here are more thoughts on the initiative. ... [read more]

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 1:02 PM

It’s time to take mandatory mediation national | Stuart Rudner

Back in 1999, mandatory mediation was introduced in a few jurisdictions in Ontario on a trial basis. Which means that mandatory mediation has been part of the legal system in Ontario for as long as I have (I was called to the bar that February). ... [read more]

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 12:44 PM

Fasken adds counsel to B.C. corporate commercial group

Fasken announced that Sandy (Ningyan) Wang has joined the firm as counsel to the corporate commercial group in the British Columbia region. ... [read more]

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 12:18 PM

Difference between lawyers, paralegals | Sam Goldstein

It’s interesting during this bencher election in Ontario no candidate demanded that the standards to become a paralegal must come down so more people can enter that profession. Why would a person interested in a legal career want to spend $40,000 a year on law school when you can take a two-year paralegal course at Seneca College for a total cost of $4,028 and do almost the same work? ... [read more]