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Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 8:41 AM

Why I ran for office | Robert Geurts

Despite what Shakespeare claimed, there is a consensus that lawyers have something to contribute to the legislative policies of society. The truth is that many lawyers are in fact motivated to perfect the human condition in our overall evolutionary pursuit to become better people. I chose to run for public office because of the promise of what humanity could be; and I saw a call from the millennials for a creative solution revolution. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 3:02 PM - Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 4:15 PM

Ontario’s move to create separate regulator for new homebuilders positive step, lawyers say Sarita Samaroo sm

Ontario’s plan to revamp the Tarion Warranty Corporation (Tarion) by establishing a separate regulator for new homebuilders is a “step in the right direction,” real estate lawyers say. However, they say the government’s intention to explore the possibility of a multi-provider insurance model for home warranties and protections raises a lot of questions. ... [read more]

Friday, March 08, 2019 @ 8:42 AM

ADVERSE POSSESSION - Intention (to excluded paper title holder)

Appeal by Taylor from a judgment granting the respondent Estate adverse title to part of the appellant’s land based on adverse possession. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 @ 7:52 AM

TRUSTS - The beneficiary

Appeal by the defendant from summary judgment awarding the respondent arrears of rent. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Indigenous legal traditions of stewardship and the rights of nature | Angelique EagleWoman

Indigenous peoples worldwide have a deep and abiding relationship with the earth. The Indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere commonly refer to the earth as “Mother Earth” and regard her as providing sustenance for all life. When you observe the material objects that surround you on a daily basis, it becomes quite apparent that everything we touch, own, wear, travel in and use as human beings is derived from the earth’s resources. Thus, in a prayer from my Dakota Nation culture, we call upon the earth “who sustains all life and provides for all that lives.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 8:53 AM

Decision underscores developer obligations to condo purchasers condo_law_sm

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal continues a trend in condominium law regarding the obligations of Ontario developers when selling to purchasers. While most developers are reasonable and treat their purchasers with respect, there are some who take every advantage they think they can get away with. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 8:23 AM

LIENS - Vacating, loss or discharge of lien - Expiry of lien

Appeal by Artis Builders from a decision declaring its builders’ lien void. ... [read more]

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]