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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 12:36 PM

Ontario’s auditor general misses boat on Tarion Hirisesunderscrutiny

Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk, after extensive review of the existing structure and inner workings of Tarion Warranty Corporation, issued a report on Halloween with 32 recommendations for major changes to the corporation, in addition to the restructuring of the corporation that will divide the regulator from the warranty administrator.  ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 5:13 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 2:43 PM

Time to update B.C.’s ‘frontier’ mining laws, says lobby group Calvin Sandborn, B.C. Mining Law Reform Network

A network representing a number of groups from across the natural resource sector is urging British Columbia to amend its mining laws, calling them outdated and not reflective of contemporary concerns surrounding private property, Indigenous rights and protection of the environment. ... [read more]

Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 9:15 AM

CONDOMINIUMS - Unit holders - Liability of

Appeal by a strata unit owner from the decision requiring the appellant to reimburse the respondent strata corporation for repairs required to the appellant’s suite due to hazardous modifications she made without permission. ... [read more]

Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 9:10 AM

Till debt do us part: dividing liabilities Ax breaking chain

When most people think of family law cases, they think of fairly dividing the family assets: the house, the car, perhaps the heirloom grandfather clock. The flip side of the coin, however, is less straightforward. What is the best approach to untangling not just the assets, but the liabilities? ... [read more]

Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 7:56 AM

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Shopping centre - Landlord's obligations - Emergency repairs

Appeal by the defendant landlord from the summary judgment granted against it in two actions. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 9:20 AM

B.C. legal clinic funding aimed at improving access to justice Josh Paterson, Law Foundation of British Columbia

The government of B.C. is committing $2 million to fully fund eight legal clinics across the province, money which will be dedicated to enhancing access for people on issues of poverty law, disability, tenancy and immigration. Each clinic will receive a grant of up to $250,000 to hire lawyers and other staff such as legal assistants or paralegals. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 1:35 PM

Dentons adds counsel to Toronto real estate group

Dentons announced that Mary Ellen Bench has joined the firm as counsel in its Toronto real estate group. ... [read more]

Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 10:51 AM

Beard Winter adds two new partners

Beard Winter LLP announced that Nick Dimitropoulos and Jane Martin have joined the partnership. ... [read more]

Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

Partner, two new associates join Clark Wilson

Clark Wilson announced the arrival of new partner Matthew Singerman and new associates Dani Marshall and Denny Chung to the Vancouver firm. ... [read more]

Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 10:41 AM

Access to Justice: A2J Week about innovation, collaboration, action | Beverley McLachlin

The end of October marked the celebration of Access to Justice Week in three Canadian provinces — Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia. I was pleased to be able to join Ontario’s justice sector leaders for part of their deliberations on the future of access to justice in Ontario and to follow the activities in the other provinces, albeit from a distance. ... [read more]