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Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 10:44 AM

Dentons adds construction and litigation partner to Vancouver office

Dentons announced that it has strengthened its construction and litigation and dispute resolution groups in Canada with the addition of partner Alim Khamis. Based in Vancouver, Khamis joins from Dentons’ Dubai office where he spent six years in the construction and dispute resolution practices. ... [read more]

Monday, November 16, 2020 @ 11:14 AM

Family cottage: How can capital gains taxes be minimized? Simple cottage

“Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.” Many parents act (or have been accused of acting) overprotective at times. This quote of J.K. Rowling from the Harry Potter series seems to imply that protective function is important and can save your life. When considering how much capital gains taxes (CGT) you may have to pay on the transfer of the family cottage to yourself personally, you might hope your family rescues you too. ... [read more]

Friday, November 13, 2020 @ 4:51 PM

SCC rules in favour of Hydro-Québec, allows second power line on people’s property Justice Suzanne Côté

Canada’s top court has found nothing prevents Hydro-Québec from relying on servitude agreements from the 1970s to build an additional powerline on people’s property between two of its transformer stations, shooting down the landowners’ argument the utility was limited to one line. ... [read more]

Friday, November 13, 2020 @ 1:29 PM

PUBLIC UTILITIES - Facilities - Construction - Easements and rights of way - Electricity - Transmission lines

Appeal by Hydro-Quebec from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal that set aside the injunction granted in its favour. ... [read more]

Friday, November 13, 2020 @ 9:29 AM

Municipal conflict of interest report calls for expanded role for integrity commissioners Stephen D'Agostino sm

It could be years before the Ontario government implements sweeping recommendations by a senior judge aimed at preventing municipal conflict of interest and enhancing the role of integrity commissioners, says a municipal law expert. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see change — I just don’t think we’re going to see it quickly because in municipal matters we tend not to,” said Stephen D’Agostino, a managing partner with Toronto-based Thomson Rogers Lawyers. ... [read more]

Friday, November 13, 2020 @ 6:24 AM

BINDING ARBITRATION - Legislation - Interpretation - Jurisdiction of the court to review

Motion by Toronto Standard Condominium Corp. No. 1628 (Condo 1628) to quash the appeal brought by Toronto Standard Condominium Corp. No. 1636 (Condo 1636), Soho Grand Condominiums and Soinco Ltd. from an order of a motion judge that refused to stay a court proceeding in favour of arbitration. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 2:52 PM

Family cottage: How can trusts protect heirs from matrimonial claims? Fancy

“Marriage is the agreement to let a family happen.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 9:18 AM

Law Society of B.C. launches ‘innovation sandbox’ on expanding access to justice LSBC president Craig Ferris

The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) has launched an “innovation sandbox” which will look at proposals from those who are seeking to address unmet legal need in the province. Those admitted to the innovation sandbox will pilot legal services and advice under the supervision of the law society. ... [read more]

Monday, November 09, 2020 @ 11:45 AM

Gowling adds partner to municipal law group in Waterloo Region

Gowling WLG welcomed David Sunday as a partner in its municipal law group. He will be based in the firm’s Waterloo Region office. ... [read more]

Monday, November 09, 2020 @ 9:22 AM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Easements - Creation - By prescription

Appeal by the Kroekers from a decision granting the respondents’ application for a prescriptive easement over two lots for an unregistered access road affecting three cottage properties. ... [read more]