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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 @ 5:49 AM

REGISTRATION OF DOCUMENTS - Lis pendens or certificate of pending litigation - Vacating of

Appeal by Beach from orders discharging certificates of pending litigation (“CPL”) registered by her against property owned by the respondents. The property was once owned by the appellant’s parents. In 1997, the parents sold the property to the respondents. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 3:46 PM

Lawson Lundell adds Calgary business associate

Lawson Lundell welcomed Ashley Urch as an associate in its Calgary office. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 3:45 PM

Minden Gross adds associate to real estate group

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

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 12:13 PM

B.C. Supreme Court scheduling system broken, has been for a long time | Kyla Lee

On the second Tuesday of every month, alarm clocks across the province go off early. Lawyers, legal assistants, paralegals and self-represented individuals get out of bed early, make a big cup of coffee and start to engage in finger stretching exercises. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 5:36 AM

POWERS OF MUNICIPALITY - Regulation of property and activities - Environmental - Hazardous waste

Appeal by the Municipality from a decision quashing its Disposal of Hazardous Substances By-law and Policy and granting the respondent’s application for a permit to accept asbestos at its disposal facility. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 15, 2021 @ 12:54 PM

Civil Remedies Act forbids province from side-stepping settlement process: Appeal Court  

Until a court has ruled that a property has been tainted by a criminal offence, the Ontario government cannot summarily dispose of both a property owner’s assets and its own legal onus under the province’s Civil Remedies Act, according to a recent precedential decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 15, 2021 @ 10:10 AM

Incorporating in Quebec: Pros, cons Quebec Canada flags

Incorporating in la belle province or in Canada? C’est la question. Canada is well positioned for business organizations with its ethnic heterogeneity; vast geography and resources; and the masses living in principal markets. Je me souviens. Quebec is distinct in culture, language, marketplace and legal systems, both the common and civil law. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 @ 8:35 AM

Wellness: Five money lessons every young lawyer should know | Darryl Singer

Like it or not, money factors into so many parts of our careers as lawyers. As a mentor to countless students and juniors over the years, I have come up with a number of pieces of financial wisdom which I now routinely pass along to all of them. ... [read more]

Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 1:44 PM

Top legal tech trends to watch for in 2021  Lawyer looking into future with telescope

Digitization continues to change the world at a fast pace. Digital technology has played a significant role in every aspect across businesses and industries, influencing time management, productivity, costs, etc. If we talk about the legal sector, legal professionals are becoming more open to and comfortable with technology. They recognize the benefits of streamlining time-consuming tasks and increasing work efficiency using various legal software programs. ... [read more]

Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 1:41 PM

Insight from U.S. studies on privatization of Native American lands Sketch of house

In contrast to Canadian studies on modern treaties, studies on the effect of private ownership of Indigenous lands in the U.S. have also shown mixed results. In Christian Dippel’s 2020 study, the authors analyzed the impact of non-transferable property rights on land development of communally owned tribal lands, allotted-trust lands (most comparable to Canada’s certificates of possession) and fee simple Native American lands. Their research showed that land-use efficiency for communally owned tribal lands, although lower than fee simple lands, was higher than allotted trust. ... [read more]