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Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Short-term rental of cottage not commercial, not prohibited, P.E.I court finds Jonathan_Coady_sm

Neighbourhood associations wanting to stop homeowners from using their residences as short-term rentals “must use clear and unequivocal language” in outlawing it, says the lawyer of a Maritimer given a court’s OK to keep renting his waterfront cottage online. ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

PROCEEDINGS - Limitation periods

Application by the plaintiff for a summary trial to determine whether the defendant remained liable under a performance bond and bond agreement. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 1:09 PM

Alberta Appeal Court decision offers roadmap in contractual interpretation: lawyer Don McGarvey, McLennan Ross LLP

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled a lower court erred in interpreting a contract between a land appraiser and a developer, in a decision the appraiser’s counsel is saying offers a good analysis of contractual interpretation, especially in the use of surrounding circumstances to determine a party’s intent in developing a contract. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 9:09 AM

Construction Act: What you need to know about the amendments construction_lien_sm

In December, 2017, the Ontario Government passed Bill 142 (Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, SO 2017, c 24) to amend the Construction Lien Act (RSO 1990, c C30) (the “Act”). The amendments that have been made to the Act are extensive and substantial, and they both modify and expand upon the Act. This is reflected in the name of the Act being changed to the Construction Act. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 @ 11:13 AM

PROCEEDINGS - Courts - Jurisdiction

Application by the defendant for an order dismissing or staying the plaintiff’s action for lack of jurisdiction. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 @ 3:08 PM

Quebec steps up fight against corruption in construction industry moneyhands

In November 2015, the Charbonneau Commission — a commission of inquiry created by the Quebec government to investigate certain practices in the construction industry — released its report, which included 60 recommendations to prevent and eliminate corruption in the construction industry. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

Commission impossible: The Purplebricks disruptor is coming to Canada zero_percent_sm

Purplebricks, an international online real estate market disruptor, recently purchased Quebec-based DuProprio (and its English subsidiary, ComFree) for nearly CDN$50 million. Purplebricks has been beset by investigations across all of its territories, into issues such as misleading advertising, corporate bullying and misleading online reviews. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 9:07 AM

N.S. paying to legally entitle African Nova Scotians to their land Tony Ince

Nova Scotia is moving full steam ahead with efforts to give title to African Nova Scotians entitled to property — but denied that legal option until now. “For generations, African Nova Scotians have been without clear title to the land they live on. This has been a systemic barrier,” Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs Tony Ince told The Lawyer’s Daily. ... [read more]

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 2:20 PM

Clients, counsel walking on sunshine after court clarifies Interest Act in Solar decision solarpower_sm.jpg

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Solar Power Network Inc. v. ClearFlow Energy Finance Corp. 2018 ONCA 727. Previously, an application judge found that the use of an annualizing formula (a widely accepted mechanism in commercial agreements) failed to satisfy s. 4 of the Interest Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 2:31 PM

BLG’s expropriation practice adds Cananau as counsel

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced that Liviu Cananau has joined its environmental, municipal, expropriation and regulatory (EMER) group as counsel. ... [read more]