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Tuesday, September 07, 2021 @ 9:30 AM

SALE OF LAND - Completion - Time for - Forfeiture of deposit

Appeal by the plaintiffs from trial judgment dismissing their claim for damages arising from the breach of an agreement of purchase and sale of a condominium and their request for relief from forfeiture of their deposit. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 07, 2021 @ 9:21 AM

New Toronto real estate partner for Gowling

Gowling WLG announced that Mark Platteel has joined the firm as a partner in its real estate and financial services department and infrastructure and construction group in Toronto. ... [read more]

Friday, September 03, 2021 @ 2:43 PM

Back to Law School Roundup: News, analysis and opinion Back to Law School

For the second year in row, we have set out to cover the issues and challenges faced by Canadian law schools and students due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 12:55 PM

Birth of green choice for Nova Scotia Green map of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s Sustainable Development Goals Act (SDGA), passed in 2019, sets out the province’s renewable energy (RE) targets, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 53 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 9:20 AM

Decision highlights role ‘honour of the Crown plays in interpreting land patents,’ counsel says Candice Metallic, founder and principal of Metallic Law, Barristers & Solicitors

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed the appeals of three First Nations and the Attorney General of Canada in a dispute with an estate over three islands. The decision, counsel said, highlights the importance of reviewing “the context of treaties and the honour of the Crown when there is an Indigenous interest at stake.” ... [read more]

Thursday, August 26, 2021 @ 9:29 AM

Pandemic did not affect eviction decisions in Saskatchewan, study says Sarah Buhler

New research from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law has found that overall the COVID-19 pandemic did not appear to significantly impact eviction decisions made by the province’s Office of Residential Tenancies (ORT). ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @ 9:50 AM

New real estate associate for Clark Wilson

Clark Wilson announced that Liyan Wu has joined the firm as an associate in the commercial real estate group. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @ 8:41 AM

Ottawa seeks input on underused housing tax Edward Lynd

A tax on vacant homes is a response which municipalities across the country have adopted as part of a strategy to deal with housing affordability in Canada. And that response will soon go national. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @ 8:33 AM

Can landlords demand tenants be vaccinated, unvaccinated? | Caryma Sa'd

The vaccine “debate” has become heavily politicized and can be seen creeping into virtually every public and private sphere — personal relationships, at work, and even in the rental housing sector. ... [read more]

Monday, August 23, 2021 @ 10:43 AM

New infrastructure and projects partner joins Fasken

 Fasken announced the arrival of new partner Adam Lewinberg, joining the infrastructure and projects group in the Toronto office. ... [read more]