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Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 1:25 PM

New regulations unveiled for risky syndicated mortgage market Marlin Horst, Shibley Righton LLP

Canada’s securities administrators have brought out a series of recommendations to reduce the risks for investors in syndicated mortgages, a move observers say will help bring some clarity in a market that has been increasingly seen as needing more oversight. ... [read more]

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 9:29 AM

Judge who sexually harassed court staffer quietly quit; unlike the U.S., #MeToo hasn’t hit Canadian judiciary TLD Exclusive

A superior court judge who subjected a court staffer to sexualized contact in the workplace quietly resigned after a Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) investigation, without the judicial disciplinary body publicly disclosing his actions until now. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 8:53 AM

Trusts, partnerships and unique global structures international_tax_sm

Rather than owning foreign property personally and using multiple wills to deal with that properly on death, Canadian residents might consider a variety of other structures to hold that property, including trusts, partnerships, companies, or other structures unique to foreign jurisdictions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

Clark Wilson expands team

Clark Wilson LLP has taken on three new members. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 10:27 AM

International Women’s Day a call to arms for lawyers | Leanne Townsend

It’s International Women’s Day 2018 and it’s a great time to be a woman. There is an energetic movement underway resulting from the momentum of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns. Women are joining forces and banding together in unprecedented ways, holding men who have abused their power accountable and demanding equal treatment. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 9:19 AM

Changes to Condominium Act will help prevent fraud, but owners must still be vigilant condo_fraud_sm

Ongoing and pending litigation involving a Toronto condo corporation highlights the reason that reforms to the Condominium Act, 1998 were needed. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 1:17 PM

Legal profession overdue for #MeToo movement to end ‘inappropriate’ conduct by judges, lawyers: litigator Angela Chaisson

The legal profession needs to mobilize against sexual remarks and other “inappropriate” workplace conduct by judges and senior lawyers who exploit the vulnerability of junior lawyers and law students, says a feminist lawyer who fights to advance the rights of women and LGBTQ people. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 9:07 AM

Why wealthy Quebec immigrants settling in Vancouver and Toronto is a problem | Colin Singer

Thousands of wealthy candidates who come to Canada through the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) are settling in Vancouver and Toronto. These high net worth individuals are using the QIIP as a back door to Canada’s two most popular cities and are being blamed for driving up the housing markets in these major metropolitan areas. ... [read more]

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

Law Society of Ontario approves Ryerson law school program Peter Wardle sm

Ryerson University’s proposed law school has reached another benchmark in the approval process as the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has backed the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s (FLSC) preliminary endorsement of the program. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 8:38 AM

In Ontario, know which limitation period applies limitation_periods_sm

About 15 years ago the province of Ontario began the challenging task of amending its limitation regime. The former Limitations Act contained a general limitation period of six years to make a claim from the date that the plaintiff knew or ought to have known that a claim had arisen. ... [read more]