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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]

Thursday, April 04, 2019 @ 9:23 AM

Ability to end leases in Manitoba will empower sex assault complainants, officials say

Manitoba would be “widening the scope” in protecting people against domestic violence by adding sex assault to the reasons why a tenant may end a lease early, says a legal aid lawyer. Proposed changes to the province’s existing tenancy laws would expand current legislation that allows complainants of domestic violence and stalking to terminate residential lease agreements earlier in the name of their safety or that of their children. ... [read more]