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Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 6:24 AM

PUBLIC HEALTH - Health units - Powers - To inspect premises

Application by Alberta Health Services (AHS) for an order requiring the respondents to facilitate inspections of all residential rental accommodations they owned, managed or controlled and an order compelling any tenants of those accommodations to cooperate with the inspections. ... [read more]

Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 6:23 AM


Appeal by the developer from an order of the application judge dismissing its application for an order declaring that its property was not affected by the Township’s Interim Control By-Law. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 04, 2019 @ 9:55 AM

Standards body issues anti-money laundering ‘guidance’ for lawyers as Ottawa, FLSC boost co-operation David Lametti and William Barr

Global pressure is mounting to enhance the legal profession’s anti-money laundering (AML) efforts, and Canadian lawyers are not immune, both domestically and internationally. When federal Justice Minister David Lametti met June 26 in Washington with his American counterpart, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, money laundering was among their top cross-border issues for discussion. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 @ 9:50 AM

LAO cost-cutting, rising rent hitting Toronto’s Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic hard, says director Avvy_Go_sm

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has forsaken its “stated principle” of reducing the impact of budget cuts on “racialized” groups in its freezing of support to an Asian legal clinic now having to cut staff, curtail services and move due to rising rent, says the clinic’s director. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 02, 2019 @ 3:03 PM

Rights of purchasers in cancelled condominium projects highrises

Recently, a number of residential condominium developments have been terminated by the developer. In a rising market, purchasers whose agreements have been cancelled have been left behind by increasing purchase prices. The Condominium Act is consumer protection legislation and accordingly, it is given a broad application and interpretation by the courts to achieve this goal. But the Act contains limited constraints on a developer’s entitlement to terminate residential purchase agreements. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 02, 2019 @ 8:56 AM

Why Libra could be a cryptocurrency game changer Libra_coin_sm

Facebook has announced a new cryptocurrency, Libra, that looks to shake up the cryptocurrency marketplace in at least the same degree as the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009 changed the concept of money. Moreover, it offers real potential to profoundly modify international commerce. Libra is scheduled to launch in the second half of 2020. ... [read more]

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 8:54 AM

Statement of Principles stays for now as LSO Convocation becomes mired in debate Malcolm Mercer sm

After a full day of debate on the Statement of Principles (SOP), the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) was unable to come to a decision on the diversity initiative that has not only divided Convocation, but the profession as well. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 6:28 AM

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Lease - Renewal - Assignment of tenancy

Appeal by the tenant from the dismissal of its application for declaratory and injunctive relief against the respondent landlord. ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 12:27 PM

Ottawa appoints Smith as chief justice of N.S. Supreme Court

The federal Department of Justice on June 24 announced the appointment of Deborah K. Smith as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Homesteads - Joint tenancies - Partition

Appeal by the husband from trial decision finding that there was a severance of the joint tenancy of the former matrimonial home and ordering its sale. ... [read more]