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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 8:42 AM

Quebec has enacted (but not put into force) corporate transparency rules Binoculars

The Quebec government enacted on June 3, 2021, Bill 78 to update the rules relating to the on-line Quebec Enterprise Register (REQ), which has the goal of promoting, in the terms of the bill, the “transparency of enterprises.” The Quebec government’s press release on the matter indicates that it wants to be a world leader in transparency. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 5:52 AM


Appeal by a strata lot owner from dismissal of a petition for relief under the Strata Property Act. The Skywater strata development was situated on Salt Spring Island. It was comprised of 27 rural bare land lots of varying sizes zoned for agricultural use and marketed as a dream property opportunity to create unique rural real estate. ... [read more]

Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 8:52 AM

Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Reducing elder abuse among lonely widowed clients Line drawing of little old lady

In A Biography of Loneliness, published in 2019, author Fay Bound Alberti observed that the loneliness of bereavement is “a great leveller of experience; there is a depth of social and familial isolation linked to widow(er)hood, whether one is princess or pauper.” ... [read more]

Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 8:46 AM

Clark Wilson adds commercial real estate partner

Clark Wilson LLP announced that Chris Sharpe has joined the firm as a partner in the commercial real estate group. ... [read more]

Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 8:38 AM

Four paths to more effective mediations | Rafeena Bacchus

The writer Don Miguel Ruiz has a medical degree and was a practising neurosurgeon when a car crash changed the course of his life. He became interested in a greater moral understanding, studied his ancestor’s traditions and became a shaman. His book, The Four Agreements, espouses the Toltec way, which is based on Mesoamerican wisdom. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 2:02 PM

Raising new issues on appeal Arrow missing target

After a lower court proceeding, lawyers may be tempted to devise new arguments on appeal in the hope of having an unfavourable decision overturned. However, the legal threshold for advancing novel positions on appeal in Ontario remains high. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 10:46 AM

Consistency in communications: Cross your heart and hope to fly Russian dancer

Businesses and service providers usually display statements about service excellence on their sites. Think of companies that sell sports gear, electronics, or barbecues, and of professionals like accountants, lawyers, and HR consultants. They all “offer consistent quality,” “stand behind their product,” “want to understand the client,” “tailor services to each customer’s needs,” and “act as a partner in the client’s success.” Typical values are consistency, accountability, honesty, integrity, and respect. So far so good. However, the reality may be quite different. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 5:46 AM


Appeal by two property owners from refusal of their claim based on constructive expropriation by the respondent municipality. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 09, 2021 @ 2:15 PM

Why law firms should invest in their lawyers’ health | Rob De Toni

The time for change in the legal industry is now. No longer can law firms ask their lawyers to come to work, put their heads down and pump out huge billable hours just because that’s what the partners did and are still doing. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 08, 2021 @ 9:18 AM

New associate for Pushor Mitchell

Pushor Mitchell welcomed Shaun Campbell to the Kelowna, B.C., firm as an associate lawyer. ... [read more]