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Thursday, September 01, 2022 @ 4:09 PM

IRCC drops some medical exams, bars most paper-based permanent residence applications Sean Fraser

Federal Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has announced his department will exempt permanent and temporary residence applicants who are already in Canada, and who meet certain criteria, from the immigration medical examination requirement —reducing costs and delays for about 180,000 applicants. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 01, 2022 @ 1:41 PM

Back to law school 2022: Should law schools teach coding? Back to school

Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), the youngest law school in Canada, has the ambition to “set a new precedent” in legal education. An unorthodox instance is the compulsory coding and technology courses in its curriculum. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 01, 2022 @ 1:12 PM

Lessons from Selling Sunset, part two: Workplace gossip Sunset keys

It’s time for the second instalment in our three-part series on employment law lessons learned from watching Netflix’s Selling Sunset. As always, there are spoilers ahead, so proceed with caution. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 01, 2022 @ 5:45 AM

EXPROPRIATION - Compensation - Valuation of land - Injurious affection

Appeal by the applicant owner from an order of the Land Value Appraisal Commission (LVAC) assessing compensation of $177,057 owing to the owner for the expropriation of a portion of its property by the respondent City of Winnipeg. On March 25, 2015, the City expropriated a portion of the property for road construction purposes. The owner sought compensation for the value of the land taken, injurious affection of the remainder of its property, and disturbance damages in the total amount of $5,749,000. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 @ 5:46 AM

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

Appeal by Kevin Michael Wosnack from a chambers judge’s decision approving the sale of a property on the condition that the net sale proceeds be held in trust. The appellant’s father’s will divided his estate into four equal shares, one to each stepchild. The father transferred his interest in a property to himself and the appellant as joint tenants and executed a gift letter stating his intention that the appellant receive his interest in the property upon his death. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 @ 2:50 PM

Feds announce release of report on national flood insurance Bill Blair, federal Minister of Emergency Preparedness.

Ottawa has released a task force’s report on a national insurance program for flooding, which includes considerations for the “potential strategic relocation” of those most at risk. According to an Aug. 30 news release, the report, Adapting to Rising Flood Risk: An analysis of Insurance solutions for Canada, was published by the Task Force on Flood Insurance and Relocation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 @ 10:55 AM

Ukraine, Russia and the International Court of Justice, part two World Court

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy declared martial law on Feb. 24 as Russia launched airstrikes and artillery attacks on Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro as well as along the border dividing the two countries.  ... [read more]

Monday, August 29, 2022 @ 4:50 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada invokes dispute settlement provision of agreement with U.S. over Line 5 pipeline

For the second time in a year, the federal government has invoked the dispute settlement provision of the 1977 Agreement between the governments of Canada and the United States concerning transit pipelines. This invocation again concerns Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 pipeline, which runs from Superior, Wis., to Sarnia, Ont., traversing the state of Michigan. ... [read more]

Monday, August 29, 2022 @ 1:34 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Appearance of fairness ‘cautionary note’ worth repeating, judge opines in ordering new trial

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has ordered a new trial in a dispute over a land development project in the City of Brockville, with the appellate court highlighting the need for the “appearance of fairness” from trial judges in its decision. ... [read more]

Monday, August 29, 2022 @ 11:40 AM

Tort of conspiracy: Claim against lawyers dismissed by summary judgment Man examining scales of justice in shadow

The tort of conspiracy has a rich legal history, with its roots stemming from the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal in England. The development of the tort in Canadian jurisprudence has received a considerable amount of attention in civil courts. ... [read more]