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Thursday, July 29, 2021 @ 11:12 AM

Jones Act, offshore wind projects, implications for Nova Scotian ports Offshore windmills

A piece of United States federal legislation may provide Nova Scotia’s ports with inadvertent economic benefits. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 29, 2021 @ 9:29 AM

Mandatory disclosure, Specified Transactions Act, Quebec quebec flag close up

Minister of Finance Eric Girard, of the National Assembly of Quebec, delivered the budget speech with a new act, the Specified Transactions Act, s. 1079.8.1 and 1079.8.63, within the Quebec Taxation Act, chapters 1-3 on March 21, 2019. The Act introduces fiscal measures with the effect of requiring mandatory disclosure of four transactions in the tax planning confines, giving the government the power to occasionally list these transactions. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 29, 2021 @ 6:35 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Breach of - Damages

Appeal by the purchasers from summary judgment awarding the respondent damages for the appellants’ failure to close a residential real estate transaction. Cross-appeal by the respondent from the order respecting the rate of prejudgment and post-judgment interest that was lower than the contractual interest rate. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @ 8:53 AM

Time for boards to stop greenwashing, get serious about net-zero carbon Carbon Neutral stamp

Companies and countries all over the world are committing to net-zero goals and pledges to diversity, equity and inclusion, human rights — the list goes on. In fact, we are in the middle of the biggest commitment to a green future in history. ... [read more]

Monday, July 26, 2021 @ 9:38 AM

Minden Gross adds associate to commercial real estate group

Minden Gross LLP announced that Navneet Sandhu has joined the firm as an associate in its commercial real estate group. ... [read more]

Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 8:46 AM

Canada finally has climate accountability framework | Alan Andrews

Canadians (and generations of Canadians to come) require action from the leaders of today to blunt the climate crisis already unfolding around us. ... [read more]

Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 8:35 AM

Ontario Court of Appeal confirms splitting of gift, survivorship interest, lawyers say Ira Marcovitch, of Nelligan Law

In a dispute over the division of sale proceeds from a home held in joint tenancy, the Ontario Court of Appeal has sided with the appellant in a decision, counsel said, confirms that a gift and survivorship interest is “separate.” ... [read more]

Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 8:22 AM

Law society misconduct case examines meanings of ‘specialize’

While Ontario’s lawyers cannot claim to be specialists in something without law society certification, they may continue to say they “specialize” in a particular area, says a lawyer involved in a failed professional misconduct case brought by the province’s regulator. ... [read more]

Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 8:10 AM

Single regulator coming for financial services, including real estate, in British Columbia B.C. Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) CEO Blair Morrison

The financial sector in British Columbia will undergo a realignment next month as oversight for the real estate market will be brought under the umbrella of the same body which regulates insurance companies and credit unions in the province. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 @ 10:52 AM

Environmental justice in nuclear age Three barrels of nuclear waste

With climate change and environmental degradation one of the world’s most pressing issues, many are on a valiant quest to produce greener and more efficient energy. A particularly poignant case study is nuclear power, which is often presented and discussed as a clean form of energy. However, the entire life cycle of nuclear energy production — from uranium mining to radioactive waste storage — must be considered. There are health risks and costs along the way, and vulnerable and exploited people risk continue to risk bearing them under the status quo. ... [read more]