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Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 2:32 PM

Downey commits to collaborative approach as Ontario’s new attorney general Exclusive

Lauded by former colleagues for his collegiality, Ontario’s new Attorney General Douglas Richard Downey plans to take a collaborative approach on new initiatives and lingering issues that dogged his predecessor, including one that drew a comment from Canada’s top judge. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 3:28 PM

Mulroney dropped as Ontario AG in cabinet shuffle

Caroline Mulroney is out as attorney general and Doug Downey is in after Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a major cabinet shakeup on June 20. ... [read more]

Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 2:05 PM

OBA set to honour two lawyers for expertise in real estate, insolvency law

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) will honour two lawyers at separate ceremonies next week. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 11:47 AM

From Estonian AI judges to robot mediators in Canada, U.K. Robot&manhandshake_sm.jpg

Having previously written about Estonia’s pilot AI judge, it comes as no surprise that I am here to report that a “robot mediator” has settled a court case for the first time, demonstrating a further shift towards the embrace of legal technology and tools to efficiently and effectively litigate. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 6:37 AM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Positive easements - Rights of way

Appeal by de Jocas and the other applicants from an order that determined the respondents did not substantially interfere with an easement in favour of the appellants. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 6:26 AM

RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES - Termination by landlord

Appeal by the landlord from a decision setting aside an order for possession issued by the Residential Tenancy Branch. ... [read more]

Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 9:38 AM

RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES - Appointed officials - Powers

Appeal by the tenant from a Small Claims Court decision ordering her to vacate a house and pay arrears of rent. ... [read more]

Friday, June 07, 2019 @ 11:19 AM

Bill 88: Planning Act’s new 20-year search rule oldnnewhouses.jpg

For real estate lawyers in Ontario, searching title to the subject property involved in a transaction — as well as any relevant lands that may abut it — is all about time. On the one hand, in order to ensure a breach of the Planning Act has not occurred, a solicitor may have to search title all the way back to June 15, 1967. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 06, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

Ontario Court of Appeal ruling upends commercial leasing law

Although neither party raised the legal provision in the case, the Ontario Court of Appeal has changed a law regarding commercial leasing by referring to a section of the province’s Commercial Tenancies Act (CTA) whose origins in Ontario date back to 1895. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 06, 2019 @ 8:37 AM


Appeal by the plaintiffs from a decision confirming a Master’s decision dismissing the appellants’ claim against the respondent and from the costs award. ... [read more]