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Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 10:09 AM

Stewart McKelvey adds two new associates

Former Stewart McKelvey articled clerks Giles Ayers and Justin Hewitt, who both were called to the Newfoundland and Labrador bar on Friday, have joined the St. John's office, as associates. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 8:18 AM

Courts clarify municipal role in marijuana business regulation

For lawyers who practice in the area of municipal law, or who represent clients in the nascent marijuana industry, questions of authority and jurisdiction can be quite vexing. Happily, two recent court decisions help to clarify the current scope of municipal authority where locating and regulating marijuana businesses is concerned, which will be particularly helpful as all levels of government and industry participants prepare for July 1st, 2018. ... [read more]

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 3:53 PM

Kobi back with Minden Gross

Christina Kobi has returned to her first law firm, Minden Gross LLP. She is a partner in the firm’s commercial leasing group. ... [read more]

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 1:38 PM

Electronic registration of land titles to become mandatory in Manitoba Nancy Anderson

The land titles registration system in Manitoba is currently paper-based, but due to a modernization initiative, electronic registration (eRegistration) will be made available in December. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 2:56 PM

Pot grow-ops should be prohibited in rental properties, apartment association says John Dickie

The Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations (CFAA) is asking the federal government to amend its recently proposed marijuana bill to prohibit all marijuana growing in rented dwellings. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 8:54 AM

Teplitsky, Colson adds Lake as partner in litigation group

Teplitsky, Colson LLP announced that Jennifer Lake became a partner in the Brunswick/Pitch group effective Jan. 1, 2017. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 6:26 PM

Lawyers seek answers to burning questions over new cannabis law Sean Robichaud

When Ottawa unveils its framework legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use, lawyers will be looking at what the proposed federal laws have to say about cannabis pricing, marketing, distribution and allowable products — but also at the criminal and regulatory jeopardy the government proposes for sellers and users who transgress the new rules. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 8:44 AM

PRESCRIPTION - Acquisitive prescription - Civil Code of Québec - Immovable - Mandatory judicial demand - Possession

Appeal from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal affirming a decision dismissing Ostiguy and Savard’s application for an injunction. The parties were owners of contiguous lots on which their respective chalets were located. Between 1994 and 2011, the respondent, Allie, and her family used one or two parking spaces situated on the property of their then neighbour in full view of everyone, and no objection to their doing so was raised. In 2011, the appellants, Ostiguy and Savard, purchased this neighbouring lot. A few months after taking possession of their property, they applied for an injunction to stop Allie from parking vehicles on it. Allie replied that she had acquired the two parking spaces through 10 year prescription. The trial judge agreed with her in part, holding that the evidence showed that she had acquired by prescription one of the two parking spaces she claimed. The Court was called upon to decide whether acquisitive prescription could be set up against a new owner whose title was registered in the land register before the possessor’s right was asserted in court. In the Court of Appeal, the majority answered this question in the affirmative and dismissed the appeal. ... [read more]

Friday, April 07, 2017 @ 2:06 PM

BLG adds three new associates

Borden Ladner Gervais has added two associates to its Calgary office, Xiaodi Jin and Patrick Mah, while Mario Pedro is joining the Toronto office. ... [read more]

Friday, April 07, 2017 @ 10:53 AM

Litigation funding for high-stakes commercial suits coming | Julius Melnitzer

In a sure sign of desperate times for general counsel and in-house law departments, litigation funding is coming into its own — although it is just starting make a dent in Canada. The desperate part is that cost constraints are failing. It’s not that GCs haven’t been trying. The legal press has been awash for some years now with self-congratulatory back-slapping so rampant it risks breaking the collarbone of the backslappers themselves.   ... [read more]