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Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 8:24 AM

The Coach: Succession planning for larger firms part two | Gary Mitchell

If you follow my column, then you know what I consider to be the first steps in succession planning for larger firms. In this, part two of a two-part series, I will go over the following: 1. Qualities of your next leader. 2. Where do you find them? 3. Coaching and mentoring. 4. Transition. 5. The exit. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 08, 2021 @ 9:30 AM

New litigation partner for Torkin Manes

Torkin Manes welcomed Doug Bourassa who has joined the firm as a partner in its litigation group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 2:10 PM

Purchase and sale of multiple houses lead taxpayers to court Paper houses shown in magnifying glass

A Tax Court of Canada decision (Hansen v. Canada 2020 TCC 102) about a couple who bought and sold five houses over six years has special relevance today, especially in light of sky-high real estate prices. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 11:48 AM

Manitoba land registry provider moves to new office in Winnipeg

Teranet Manitoba, the province’s service provider to operate the land and personal property registries, announced that its Winnipeg location has moved to a new office space at 200 Graham Ave., effective April 6. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 6:21 AM

FINANCE - Taxation - Real or immovable property assessment - Classes

Appeal by stated case by the Assessor of Area #04 - Central Vancouver Island, from a decision of the Property Assessment Appeal Board (Board). ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 12:30 PM

Negotiating expropriation process: Expertise of appraisers Three people at table talking about real estate

When navigating the expropriation process, regardless of whether one chooses to voluntarily convey their land to the government (Expropriating Authority) for its public works project or one decides to proceed via an involuntary taking involving delayed compensation, it is essential for landowners to retain their own appraisers and valuators to accurately assess what their taken property is worth. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 11:14 AM

Women’s History Month: Where we’ve come from, where we are going | Charlene Theodore

The Ontario Bar Association’s work on gender equality in the profession has spanned several years. In that time, we have learned that a gender wage gap is just one part of a broader opportunity gap that women experience from the very start of their careers. Featured prominently within these experiences are unequal opportunities to build relationships, develop skills and work on the kinds of files that advance careers.   ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 8:57 AM

Riparian rights no clear-cut exemption from municipal regulations River running through a farm

We often hear about erosion and flooding as a side effect of climate change. Owners of waterfront properties may be required to or want to undertake flood and erosion control work to mitigate the impacts of high water levels and shoreline flooding. This type of work is usually subject to land use planning controls and conservation authority regulations. These governmental regulations can restrict or prevent property owners from undertaking certain erosion controls to protect their property. Understandably, property owners may object to these restrictions and want to assert their riparian right to protect their property. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 11:37 AM

Ramifications of Supreme Court’s carbon pricing decision Canadian weather map

On March 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its decision on the constitutionality of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA). The Supreme Court held that the GGPPA was constitutional (Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act 2021 SCC 11). ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 6:30 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Specific performance

Appeal by the vendor from a decision finding that the vendor wrongfully terminated the agreement of purchase and sale and granting the purchasers specific performance. In 2015, the respondents entered into a pre-construction agreement for the purchase of a condominium unit. ... [read more]