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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 9:14 AM

Powers of attorney and advanced care planning: Property power_of_attorney_sm

Statistics show many Canadians are living with disabilities and many will have a long-term disability. Coupled with our aging population, there is a serious need for everyone to have properly planned for incapacity. Our first article reviewed the legislative framework in Ontario for powers of attorney, reviewed the two most common types in Ontario and discussed what happens if you don’t make powers of attorney prior to becoming incapable. This article considers important issues involving continuing powers of attorney for property. ... [read more]

Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 9:17 AM

Red flags that your client’s lien rights are worthless redflag man

Builders’ and mechanics’ lien rights are often the only security for payment available to a trade contractor or supplier. Sometimes those rights turn out to be worthless. A party who is aware of the following “red flags” at the time of contracting can seek alternate security for payment or take other steps to protect themselves. These red flags are based on the Alberta Builders’ Lien Act, but similar issues pertain in other provinces and territories. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 8:09 AM

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST) - Rebates - New housing

Appeal by the Crown from a judgment of the Tax Court that determined the respondent was entitled to the new housing rebate. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 8:37 AM

MORTGAGES - Mortgagee’s remedies - Power of sale - Distribution

Appeal by the Bank from an order limiting the amount payable to it from the proceeds paid into court from the judicial sale of mortgaged property. ... [read more]

Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 8:42 AM

Knowledge of fraudulent person can’t be attributed to company Magnifying glass with calculator

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) answered a delicate question in its Christine Dejong Medecine Professional Corp. v. DBDC Spadina Ltd. [2019] S.C.J. No. 30 decision: If a company is used by someone who is committing fraud, can that company be said to have known about that fraud? ... [read more]

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 9:46 AM

Access to Justice: Legal aid critically important part of justice system | Beverley McLachlin

This spring, the Ontario government announced drastic cuts to legal aid in Ontario. The Legal Aid Ontario budget was cut by almost 30 per cent and funding was eliminated for refugee and immigration cases. This meant deep cuts to clinics and services, striking hard at the province’s most vulnerable inhabitants. These cuts were felt especially strongly in the larger centres, including Toronto. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 9:23 AM

New associate to join IMK advocates in August

IMK advocates announced that Christine Makar will be joining the Montreal litigation firm at the end of her internship in August 2019. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 2:26 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

LSO debate on Statement of Principles pushed back till September 11 Malcolm Mercer sm

The debate on the Statement of Principles (SOP), which was supposed to continue at a special Convocation in July, won’t be before the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) until September, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 2:21 PM

Mortgage problems with purchasing pre-sale condominiums engineer in suit

In the past, many of my clients considered pre-sale condominiums to be lucrative investments. The familiar mantra remains “buy low, sell high.” Whether you intend to live in a residential unit, work in a commercial unit, rent out such units or try to sell or assign your condominium unit once the building is complete or nearly complete, the aforementioned investment strategy is usually based on the presumption that real property generally appreciates over time. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 12:04 PM

New banking, commercial real estate partner for DLA Piper in Vancouver

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Mark von Marksfeld has joined the firm as a partner in the Vancouver office. Von Marksfeld practises primarily in the areas of banking and secured lending, commercial real estate and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). ... [read more]