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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 1:39 PM

Promises, promises: Where political parties stand on tax breaks, incentives Election button

Given that Canada is in the home stretch of a federal election campaign, we’ve entered one of the more entertaining portions of federal politics — the parties are lining up to make impressive (and often untenable) promises to voters and the area of tax is, as usual, front and centre. ... [read more]

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 6:16 AM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Restrictive covenants - Enforcement

Action by the Blackburne Creek Homeowners Association to enforce a restrictive covenant by means of a mandatory injunction against the defendants. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 9:28 AM

Review recommends changing, modernizing Ontario’s mortgage sector Sarita Samaroo, SST Law Professional Corporation

The Ontario government is aiming to modernize the province’s mortgage sector, and some of the recommendations contained in a recent review of the market are calling for more oversight of risky private markets and enhanced information sharing between lawyers and regulators. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 9:20 AM

Where federal political parties stand on affordable housing crisis election logo

It’s about time that all federal political parties started focusing on the issue that affects all Canadians: the lifelong need for affordable housing. ... [read more]

Monday, October 07, 2019 @ 1:18 PM

Cassels Brock adds real estate partner in Toronto

Cassels Brock announced that Armen Khajetoorian has joined the firm’s Toronto office as a partner in its real estate group. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 03, 2019 @ 1:03 PM

Decision indicates courts now less patient with ‘overly aggressive approaches’ to condo disputes: lawyer Ben Rutherford sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has sided with a unit owner in her fight to have legal bills assessed after proceedings were brought against her by a condo corporation. Counsel said the decision shows the courts are no longer patient with “overly aggressive approaches to condominium disputes.” ... [read more]

Thursday, October 03, 2019 @ 12:16 PM

Context: An alternative to anti-SLAPP legislation public_debate_sm

How to deal with so-called strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) has been an issue of contention across Canada. Some provinces have adopted legislation to deal with the issue that permits defendants to move to have actions dismissed at an early stage on the basis they are SLAPPs. Actual empirical, as opposed to anecdotal, evidence of the extent to which SLAPPs are a problem does not exist, nor is there empirical evidence on the extent to which legislation is the answer. A recent B.C. case points to another effective method for dealing with alleged SLAPPs. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 03, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Landlord’s remedies

Appeal by the landlord and cross-appeal by the tenant from judgment awarding damages to both parties and setting them off against each other. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 2:19 PM

Difference between building defect, title defect crackedhouse_sm

The use of title insurance has become a typical aspect of commercial and residential transactions. The benefits of title insurance include protecting an insured against title and other defects. With the proliferation of title insurance policies over the last couple of decades has come case law which sets out the extent of title insurance coverage. One such area of judicial examination concerns building defects. When will a building defect constitute a title defect? ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 12:45 PM

Five new associates at WeirFoulds

WeirFoulds LLP announced that five associates have joined the firm: Alexandra DiCenzo, Elinor Izmaylov, Vipal Jain, Jonathan Lee and Claire McNevin. ... [read more]