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Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 8:57 AM

Courts won't be fooled on equitable subrogation in a mortgage context mortgage_grab_sm

Subrogation is the legal principle pursuant to which a person may have the right to accede to the rights of another. The principle of equitable subrogation was recently considered in L-Jalco Holdings Inc. v. Beverly Ann MacPherson 2017 ONSC 4055, a decision of Mr. Justice Mew on a motion for summary judgement brought by the defendant. ... [read more]

Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Repudiation - By purchaser - Remedies

Appeal and cross-appeal from a judgment granting relief from forfeiture with a direction to distribute proceeds to a trustee in bankruptcy. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 2:12 PM

New partner for Dunton Rainville

Isabelle Toupin has joined Dunton Rainville as a partner in the firm’s commercial, banking and real estate team. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

Future impact of non-resident speculation tax unclear foreign_tax_sm

Over the past ten years, the demand for housing, and reciprocally housing costs, have been on a seemingly runaway trajectory, especially in the Greater Toronto Area. In an attempt to bring the housing marketing under control, the Ontario government proposed several measures to cool off demand, increase the supply of affordable housing, and stabilize prices. The long-term success of these actions remains to be seen. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 6:52 AM

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

Appeal by the Crown from a Tax Court of Canada decision in favour of the respondent, Cheema, allowing an appeal from a reassessment of GST under the Excise Tax Act. ... [read more]

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 1:25 PM

New regulations unveiled for risky syndicated mortgage market Marlin Horst, Shibley Righton LLP

Canada’s securities administrators have brought out a series of recommendations to reduce the risks for investors in syndicated mortgages, a move observers say will help bring some clarity in a market that has been increasingly seen as needing more oversight. ... [read more]

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 9:29 AM

Judge who sexually harassed court staffer quietly quit; unlike the U.S., #MeToo hasn’t hit Canadian judiciary TLD Exclusive

A superior court judge who subjected a court staffer to sexualized contact in the workplace quietly resigned after a Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) investigation, without the judicial disciplinary body publicly disclosing his actions until now. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 8:53 AM

Trusts, partnerships and unique global structures international_tax_sm

Rather than owning foreign property personally and using multiple wills to deal with that properly on death, Canadian residents might consider a variety of other structures to hold that property, including trusts, partnerships, companies, or other structures unique to foreign jurisdictions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

Clark Wilson expands team

Clark Wilson LLP has taken on three new members. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 10:27 AM

International Women’s Day a call to arms for lawyers | Leanne Townsend

It’s International Women’s Day 2018 and it’s a great time to be a woman. There is an energetic movement underway resulting from the momentum of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns. Women are joining forces and banding together in unprecedented ways, holding men who have abused their power accountable and demanding equal treatment. ... [read more]