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Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 1:06 PM

PROCEEDINGS - Appeals and judicial review - Scope of review

Motion by the parties to an appeal for directions. ... [read more]

Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 1:04 PM

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT - Variances - Zoning regulations

Appeal by Canad from a Queen's Bench judgment affirming a decision by the City of Winnipeg Appeal Committee. ... [read more]

Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

PROPERTY INSURANCE - Contractor's or builder's policies

Appeal by the insurer from a ruling on a question of law finding that an insurance policy covered damage to pre-existing property at a construction site. ... [read more]

Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 9:41 AM

Securities regulators aim to have new rules on syndicated mortgages in place by year end Marlin Horst, Shibley Righton LLP

Canada’s securities regulators are moving forward with their plans to increase oversight of syndicated mortgages, and are seeking input on additional proposals aimed at protecting people who want to take part in the risky investment. ... [read more]

Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 9:11 AM

For restrictive covenants, perpetuity means 40 years housing_contract_sm

A new restrictive covenant case has struck down the enforceability of a perpetual restrictive covenant: see Andrews v. Rago 2019 ONSC 800. ... [read more]

Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 9:06 AM

New Manitoba tenancies legislation ‘may not actually achieve what it sets out to do,’ says lawyer Allison_Fenske_sm

A proposed amendment in Manitoba making its tenancies commission the final decision-maker in residential disputes “may not actually achieve what it sets out to do,” given the judiciary will still have a role to play in making sure tribunals properly apply their laws, says a lawyer. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 8:56 AM

Alberta Builders’ Lien Act gets some judicial attention construction_debt_sm

A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench clarified that an owner’s express right to set-off in the prime contract can affect the requirements of the Alberta Builders’ Lien Act. ... [read more]

Monday, March 25, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

EXPROPRIATION - Compensable interests - Disturbance - Measure of

Appeal by Atlantic Mining from a decision by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board calculating disturbance damages arising from expropriation. ... [read more]

Monday, March 25, 2019 @ 9:27 AM

Real reasons for high cost of Toronto housing affordable_homes_sm

The last 12 years in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have seen a massive restriction of land supply with corresponding skyrocketing prices for land and both low-rise and high-rise homes. The housing situation is similar to Vancouver’s, resulting in double digit price increases. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

Putting the ‘M’ back into CMHC: New housing incentive plan | John Fox

Judging by the reaction, the federal government caught more than a few people by surprise with their new housing incentive plan in Tuesday's budget . That’s the plan that provides a shared equity loan to first-time home buyers. Some people think it’s a great way to get young people into homes, others are warning that it’s going to cause a housing bubble. ... [read more]