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Tuesday, December 03, 2019 @ 6:26 AM

DIVISION OF POWERS - Direct taxation within the province - Property and civil rights

Application by British Columbia to dismiss the action. ... [read more]

Monday, December 02, 2019 @ 11:33 AM

Gender diversity in legislative drafting act | Lawrence David

One never truly knows to where a simple cup of vanilla chai can possibly lead. Case in point: I went to an unnamed, yet well-known coffee shop around the block after a day of writing. Aside from placing my order, I had an incredibly insightful conversation with a barista. Their name is Jaclyn, and they are an exemplar of human warmth, decency and going above and beyond preparing a customer a cup of vanilla chai. Jaclyn inspired this column and I am privileged to dedicate it to them. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 28, 2019 @ 6:27 AM


Appeal by the father and daughter from an order that provided title to property was vested in the daughter and Beaucage as joint tenants and that any right in the property held by the father was extinguished. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 @ 1:16 PM

Further thoughts on why Ontario missed opportunities with Tarion Hi-risesunderscrutiny_sm.jpg

In part one of this two-part series, I discussed some of the 32 recommendations that the Ontario auditor general’s office had after conducting an extensive review of the inner workings of Tarion Warranty Corporation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 @ 9:03 AM

Time to invest in justice | Trevor Farrow and Mary Condon

Justice affects everyone. We know that almost 50 per cent of adult Canadians will experience a significant civil or family justice problem over any given three-year period, meaning essentially all of us in our lifetime. Everyday legal problems include debt issues, divorce, lost employment, wage or other discrimination, consumer problems and any number of other issues. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 @ 6:21 AM

TITLE - Boundaries - Resolving ambiguous legal descriptions

Appeal by the Attorney General of British Columbia from an order made pursuant to a judicial investigation of title. ... [read more]

Monday, November 25, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

November ‘Make a Will Month’ in Ontario make_will_sm

For wills and estate lawyers however, solicitors and litigators alike, November is associated with only one thing: wills. This is because November is “Make a Will Month” in Ontario. “Make a Will Month” is a public awareness campaign championed across Ontario by the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). ... [read more]

Monday, November 25, 2019 @ 9:31 AM

PAYMENT - Quantum meruit claims - Measure of compensation

Appeal by the plaintiff from trial judgment dismissing its claim for payment for remedial work done and finding the appellant and respondent equally liable for deficiencies. ... [read more]

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 2:07 PM

Death while divorcing Wilted roses in snow

A relationship has broken down and now the parties have separated and agreed to divorce. But what happens when someone dies in the midst of divorce proceedings? Where does that leave things? ... [read more]

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 9:56 AM

Five new faces join Lavery Lawyers team

Lavery Avocats announced that the following five professionals have joined the firm’s Montreal office: Vicky Trépanier, Pierre-André Hamel, Anne-Julie Loiselle, Wiam Mahroug and Marie-Josée Desjardins. ... [read more]