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Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 8:56 AM

EXPROPRIATION - Compensation - Business property - Entitlement

Appeal and a cross-appeal from an expropriation compensation decision by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ 2:10 PM

Pallett Valo adds lawyer to commercial litigation, construction practice groups

Pallett Valo LLP announced on April 8 that Daniel Waldman has joined the Mississauga, Ont., firm as a lawyer. Waldman is a member of both the commercial litigation and construction practice groups. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 1:14 PM

Real reasons for high cost of Toronto housing: All in the numbers housing_calculations_sm

In my first two articles on this subject I offered four reasons why housing is so expensive in the Greater Toronto Area. Here are the remaining elephants in the affordable housing room. ... [read more]

Friday, April 05, 2019 @ 9:08 AM

More reasons to abandon the HST | Dale Barrett

In my first article in this series, I expressed the opinion that the entire HST system and its legal framework are fundamentally flawed. I outlined four of the nine problems with HST to help illustrate why it should be abandoned. Here are the remaining problems. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 04, 2019 @ 9:41 AM

Quebec looking to join ownership transparency trend id_card_sm

As our world becomes more mobile and connected, governments including at the provincial and federal levels in Canada, have taken this as a cue to legislate increased ownership transparency (i.e., to identify beneficial owners and their residence or citizenship in situations where the ownership is acquired through a nominee). This is with a view, among other goals, to combating perceived tax evasion and excessive property speculation. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 04, 2019 @ 9:23 AM

Ability to end leases in Manitoba will empower sex assault complainants, officials say

Manitoba would be “widening the scope” in protecting people against domestic violence by adding sex assault to the reasons why a tenant may end a lease early, says a legal aid lawyer. Proposed changes to the province’s existing tenancy laws would expand current legislation that allows complainants of domestic violence and stalking to terminate residential lease agreements earlier in the name of their safety or that of their children. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 @ 9:10 AM

High cost of Toronto housing: Elephants in the room elephant_room_sm

In my first article on this subject I offered some reasons why housing is so expensive in the Greater Toronto Area. Here are some more elephants in the affordable housing room. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 @ 8:26 AM


Appeal by the tenants from a decision dismissing their application for judicial review of an arbitrator’s decision finding that their tenancy was a fixed term, not a periodic tenancy. ... [read more]

Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 1:06 PM

PROCEEDINGS - Appeals and judicial review - Scope of review

Motion by the parties to an appeal for directions. ... [read more]

Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 1:04 PM

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT - Variances - Zoning regulations

Appeal by Canad from a Queen's Bench judgment affirming a decision by the City of Winnipeg Appeal Committee. ... [read more]