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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 @ 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 @ 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]

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 8:41 AM

LANDLORD AND TENANT RELATIONSHIP - Contract

Appeal by the Crown from a Federal Court decision regarding the appropriate methodology for determining the fair market value of reserve land pursuant to a 1991 lease between 2010 and 2014. ... [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]

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 8:56 AM

EXPROPRIATION - Compensation - Business property - Entitlement

Appeal and a cross-appeal from an expropriation compensation decision by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ 2:10 PM

Pallett Valo adds lawyer to commercial litigation, construction practice groups

Pallett Valo LLP announced on April 8 that Daniel Waldman has joined the Mississauga, Ont., firm as a lawyer. Waldman is a member of both the commercial litigation and construction practice groups. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 1:14 PM

Real reasons for high cost of Toronto housing: All in the numbers housing_calculations_sm

In my first two articles on this subject I offered four reasons why housing is so expensive in the Greater Toronto Area. Here are the remaining elephants in the affordable housing room. ... [read more]

Friday, April 05, 2019 @ 9:08 AM

More reasons to abandon the HST | Dale Barrett

In my first article in this series, I expressed the opinion that the entire HST system and its legal framework are fundamentally flawed. I outlined four of the nine problems with HST to help illustrate why it should be abandoned. Here are the remaining problems. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 04, 2019 @ 9:41 AM

Quebec looking to join ownership transparency trend id_card_sm

As our world becomes more mobile and connected, governments including at the provincial and federal levels in Canada, have taken this as a cue to legislate increased ownership transparency (i.e., to identify beneficial owners and their residence or citizenship in situations where the ownership is acquired through a nominee). This is with a view, among other goals, to combating perceived tax evasion and excessive property speculation. ... [read more]