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Monday, March 04, 2019 @ 9:39 AM

New B.C. registry to track flipping in condo market aimed at tax evasion, reducing prices Jonathan Reilly, English Bay Law Corporation

The B.C. government has taken further steps in its quest to reduce prices and deal with tax evasion in the provincial real estate market by introducing an online register to track pre-sale property flipping of condo units. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

Ex-AG alleges PM, senior officials tried to ‘politically interfere’ in SNC case; Trudeau ‘completely disagrees’ Jody Wilson-Raybould

In an accusation strenuously denied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould alleged that before he removed her as attorney general of Canada last month, she and her then-chief of staff experienced sustained “very inappropriate” political interference and escalating “extraordinary” pressure from senior government officials, including the prime minister and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, to reverse her decision last fall not to shelve the criminal bribery prosecution of Montreal-based construction giant SNC-Lavalin in favour of a negotiated deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 8:31 AM

LIABILITY OF MUNICIPALITY - Duty of care - Building regulation

Appeal by the defendant City from an order declaring the City liable to compensate the respondents for failing to decide on their development permit application within a reasonable time. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

Multijurisdictional and separate situs estate planning: Wills global_houses_sm

Our clients are increasingly mobile and often have connections to multiple jurisdictions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 11:25 AM

Quebec Appeal Court assigns damages for failure to inform Missingpuzzlepiece

In Monarque du Richelieu Inc. v. Boisé Richelieu Inc. 2018 QCCA 2168, the Quebec Appeal Court reversed a trial decision and ordered corporate vendors and their executive to pay damages to the purchaser for failure to volunteer information affecting lands adjacent to those purchased which would have affected the buyer’s negotiations and consent to contract. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 8:41 AM

SALE OF LAND - Express terms - Remedies - Specific performance

Appeal by Di Millo from dismissal of an application for specific performance of a real estate contract. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 10:51 AM

Co-ops, co-ownerships and condos: Crucial differences condo_disclosure_sm

Property managers, laypeople and sometimes even lawyers will confuse co-ops, co-ownerships and condominiums despite the fact that they are very different from each other, particularly once the details are examined. ... [read more]

Friday, February 08, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

Proposed changes to Ontario real estate law get mixed reaction from lawyers Michael Lamb

Proposed changes to Ontario’s Real Estate and Business Brokers Act could find buyers and sellers losing the confidentiality of the offer process with their realtors who could be required to obtain a college certificate or diploma before being allowed to help Ontarians buy or sell homes, according to veteran real estate lawyers in the province. ... [read more]

Friday, February 08, 2019 @ 9:19 AM

Alive and well: Construction Lien Act deemed trust after bankruptcy broken_dollar_sm

A five-judge panel of the Court of Appeal for Ontario has upset long-standing conventional wisdom among bankruptcy and insolvency practitioners in Ontario about the fate of provincially created statutory trusts in bankruptcy. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 12:35 PM

Blaney McMurtry promotes four associates to partner

Blaney McMurtry LLP announced that four associates have become partners of the firm. ... [read more]