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Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

Inclusionary zoning — Does it equalize or divide us even more? affordable_housing_sm

A little over one year ago, the government of Ontario, as part of its Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy, passed the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, which includes the controversial “mandatory inclusionary zoning” provisions. The proposed regulations regarding inclusionary zoning were closed for comments on Feb. 1, 2018. ... [read more]

Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 9:03 AM

More property in foreign jurisdictions complicates estate planning global_property_sm

In an increasingly global and mobile society, where people move between jurisdictions with relative ease, the number of people who acquire property in foreign jurisdictions, inherit foreign property from a relative, or own a foreign property and then move to Canada, is multiplying. While these developments may speak to the increasing prosperity and cosmopolitan nature of Canadian society, foreign property can create problems for families if proper planning is not put in place prior to the owner's death. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

McDonald’s lease dispute highlights need for reasonable notice in revocation of waiver Andrew Parley sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada in a lease disagreement with one of its landlords in Richmond Hill, Ont., in a decision counsel says highlights the need for clarity of arbitration terms when drafting a lease. ... [read more]

Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

EXPROPRIATION - Compensation - Business property

Appeal by the Shuswap companies from the dismissal of claims for business losses resulting from a highway improvement project. ... [read more]

Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 1:41 PM

Five women named partners at Langlois

The Montreal and Quebec City offices at Langlois lawyers are now the home of five new partners. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 2:39 PM

Fasken adds second British Columbia office

As of Feb. 1, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP will have an office in Surrey, B.C. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

Multi-corporation fraud decision advances case law on knowing assistance, counsel says Shara Roy sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in a case involving a multi-million dollar real estate fraud it described as a “shell game” that left multiple parties competing for compensation. The decision, counsel says, advances the case law on knowing assistance. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 1:19 PM

McCarthy Tétrault announces 18 new partners

Eighteen new members have been added to the ranks of partnership at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 12:33 PM

Manitoba’s new eRegistration for land titles facing ‘mixed reaction’ Jason Bryk

Manitoba real estate lawyers and others who regularly send land title forms to that province’s property registry are about to enter the e-filing era — whether they like it or not. ... [read more]

Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 2:57 PM

Vancouver firm expands to Toronto

Recent changes to its business have created a new name and a new office for the Vancouver firm formerly known as Singleton Urquhart LLP. ... [read more]