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Wednesday, April 03, 2019 @ 9:10 AM

High cost of Toronto housing: Elephants in the room elephant_room_sm

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

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 @ 8:26 AM

LANDLORD AND TENANT RELATIONSHIP - Term and renewal

Appeal by the tenants from a decision dismissing their application for judicial review of an arbitrator’s decision finding that their tenancy was a fixed term, not a periodic tenancy. ... [read more]

Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 1:06 PM

PROCEEDINGS - Appeals and judicial review - Scope of review

Motion by the parties to an appeal for directions. ... [read more]

Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 1:04 PM

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT - Variances - Zoning regulations

Appeal by Canad from a Queen's Bench judgment affirming a decision by the City of Winnipeg Appeal Committee. ... [read more]

Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

PROPERTY INSURANCE - Contractor's or builder's policies

Appeal by the insurer from a ruling on a question of law finding that an insurance policy covered damage to pre-existing property at a construction site. ... [read more]

Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 9:41 AM

Securities regulators aim to have new rules on syndicated mortgages in place by year end Marlin Horst, Shibley Righton LLP

Canada’s securities regulators are moving forward with their plans to increase oversight of syndicated mortgages, and are seeking input on additional proposals aimed at protecting people who want to take part in the risky investment. ... [read more]

Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 9:11 AM

For restrictive covenants, perpetuity means 40 years housing_contract_sm

A new restrictive covenant case has struck down the enforceability of a perpetual restrictive covenant: see Andrews v. Rago 2019 ONSC 800. ... [read more]

Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 9:06 AM

New Manitoba tenancies legislation ‘may not actually achieve what it sets out to do,’ says lawyer Allison_Fenske_sm

A proposed amendment in Manitoba making its tenancies commission the final decision-maker in residential disputes “may not actually achieve what it sets out to do,” given the judiciary will still have a role to play in making sure tribunals properly apply their laws, says a lawyer. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 8:56 AM

Alberta Builders’ Lien Act gets some judicial attention construction_debt_sm

A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench clarified that an owner’s express right to set-off in the prime contract can affect the requirements of the Alberta Builders’ Lien Act. ... [read more]

Monday, March 25, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

EXPROPRIATION - Compensable interests - Disturbance - Measure of

Appeal by Atlantic Mining from a decision by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board calculating disturbance damages arising from expropriation. ... [read more]