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Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 1:01 PM

Condominiums reshaping Canada’s legal landscape Douglas Harris

Condominiums are rapidly changing the skylines of many Canadian cities. They are having an equally visible and significant impact on the legal system in this country. ... [read more]

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 10:37 AM

Saskin is newest partner at Fasken Martineau's Montreal office

Adam Saskin has joined Fasken Martineau as a partner in its Montreal office and is the newest member of the corporate/commercial and real estate law practice groups. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 9:10 AM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Easements - Extinguishment of easements - Release by dominant owner - By implication - Abandonment

Appeal by Metrolinx from a decision dismissing its application for a declaration that an Access Easement was valid and ordering it to be relocated. ... [read more]

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 11:19 AM

TRESPASS - To land - Degree of possession required - Particular situations of trespass - Licensee - Crown lands

Appeal by Lionel and Quentin House from dismissal of their action in trespass against Toms. Lionel, a trapper, occupied a lot of Crown land from 1988 onward under a government-approved occupation permit ... [read more]

Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 12:27 PM

Two new associates join Robins Appleby

Robins Appleby has added two new associates, Jonathan Preece and Ladislav Kovac. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 @ 2:19 PM

Tickle joins McMillan's financial services group in Vancouver

Vicki Tickle has joined the Vancouver office of McMillan LLP as a partner. She’ll be a member of the firm’s financial services group working in the insolvency and restructuring practice area. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 8:37 AM

Court of Appeal reinstates revocation of lawyer's licence in mortgage fraud case

The Ontario Court of Appeal has reinstated a penalty of licence revocation ordered by the Law Society of Upper Canada’s hearing division after the division determined a lawyer engaged in mortgage fraud. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 2:41 PM

Real estate boutique law firm Lando is joining Gowling WLG in Vancouver

Murray BraatenVancouver’s active real estate sector played a key role in a decision by Lando & Company LLP, a boutique law firm that was founded 85 years ago, to join global law firm Gowling WLG. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 8:39 AM

Efforts to cool hot housing markets target 'foreigners' instead of speculators | Julius Melnitzer

In an era where anti-immigration policies are picking up steam, “foreign” is a dangerous word. And therein lies the problems with the Ontario and British Columbia measures that impose additional taxes on non-residents buying residential property in the Toronto and Vancouver regions. ... [read more]

Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 11:45 AM

CONDOMINIUMS - Developers - Obligations of - Disclosure statement

Appeal by the petitioners from a decision dismissing their application for declarations that certain lots in a phased strata development were not residential lots within the meaning of s. 128(1) of the Strata Property Act (Act). The lots at issue were part of a resort. The appellant East Barriere Resort (EBR) had obtained Phase 4 lands in 2005 in foreclosure proceedings before Phase 4 was completed. Phases 1, 2 and 4 had been zoned “Recreational Commercial Zone”. Principal uses in that zone included a resort that excluded single family residential dwellings. Phase 3 was zoned as “Country Residential Zone”, which permitted, among other uses, one single family dwelling. Certain declarations were made on the plans filed for Phases 1, 2 and 3 in the Land Title Office, but no declaration was found on the plan covering Phase 4. The record suggested that the resort was comprised of both residential and nonresidential strata lots. Owners had constructed detached single-family homes used as vacation residences since 1996. Since 1996, the strata corporation had considered the strata plan to be composed entirely of residential strata lots and owners had voted collectively on bylaws. EBR took issue with a number of amendments to the bylaws enacted by the strata corporation over the years which prompted the filing of the petition. The appellants argued that since the advent of Phase 3 in 2001, the resort had consisted of both residential and nonresidential strata lots so that voting on bylaws and bylaw amendments should be conducted accordingly. The chambers judge held that all of the strata lots were residential based on the actual use of the lots over an extended period of time. ... [read more]