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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

Ontario re-lays foundation for brick and mortar sales of recreational cannabis cannabis legalization

The government of Ontario recently introduced Bill 36, the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act. If passed, Bill 36 will enact the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 and make numerous amendments to other Ontario laws, including the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017, and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 8:54 AM

The Cannabis Act: A gift to lawyers that will keep on giving cannabis_legalization_sm

For lawyers, the Cannabis Act has meant a substantial increase in demand for legal advice, particularly in the areas of real estate and human rights law. The Cannabis Act has left significant regulatory gaps which have been left to the provinces and municipalities for further regulation. The challenge for lawyers is to assist clients to successfully navigate through the regulatory gaps and avoid the destructive consequences of litigation at the court or tribunal levels. ... [read more]

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

Cross-border estate administration: Both sides now crossborder_flags_sm

When a deceased person has cross-border connections to the United States and Ontario or any province or territory in Canada, many issues can arise which can complicate the administration of their estate. In this series of articles, we discuss common issues that can arise when estates have connections on both sides of the border. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

Drip, drip, drip: Kitec plumbing and buying a condo in Ontario leaky_pipes_sm

Introduced in Canada around 1995, “Kitec" plumbing was a plumbing system designed to replace typical copper water pipes with flexible tubing. The system was largely considered to be superior to copper piping as it was less expensive to produce and easy to install in virtually any space.The 12-year window of Kitec plumbing’s popularity was long enough to leave several ticking time bombs throughout condominium developments in Ontario ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

PRE-JUDGMENT REMEDIES - Preservation order

Appeal by the tenant from reduction of a preservation order. ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Short-term rental of cottage not commercial, not prohibited, P.E.I court finds Jonathan_Coady_sm

Neighbourhood associations wanting to stop homeowners from using their residences as short-term rentals “must use clear and unequivocal language” in outlawing it, says the lawyer of a Maritimer given a court’s OK to keep renting his waterfront cottage online. ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

PROCEEDINGS - Limitation periods

Application by the plaintiff for a summary trial to determine whether the defendant remained liable under a performance bond and bond agreement. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 1:09 PM

Alberta Appeal Court decision offers roadmap in contractual interpretation: lawyer Don McGarvey, McLennan Ross LLP

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled a lower court erred in interpreting a contract between a land appraiser and a developer, in a decision the appraiser’s counsel is saying offers a good analysis of contractual interpretation, especially in the use of surrounding circumstances to determine a party’s intent in developing a contract. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 9:09 AM

Construction Act: What you need to know about the amendments construction_lien_sm

In December, 2017, the Ontario Government passed Bill 142 (Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, SO 2017, c 24) to amend the Construction Lien Act (RSO 1990, c C30) (the “Act”). The amendments that have been made to the Act are extensive and substantial, and they both modify and expand upon the Act. This is reflected in the name of the Act being changed to the Construction Act. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 @ 11:13 AM

PROCEEDINGS - Courts - Jurisdiction

Application by the defendant for an order dismissing or staying the plaintiff’s action for lack of jurisdiction. ... [read more]