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Published on: 17 Dec 2014 By

Dividend Income: Should It Be Grossed Up When Calculating Child Support?

Siskinds Partner Marie Tukara recently argued a motion on how dividend income should be included when calculating income for child support purposes. In this article she outlines the decision and looks at other recent cases on this matter. In Rawluk-Harness v Harness, 2014 ONSC 2531, which I …

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Published on: 17 Dec 2014 By

Know Your Rights: Auto Insurance Benefit Levels

You are entitled to insurance benefits if you are involved in a car accident.  Car insurance, mandatory in Ontario, provides access to these benefits. The benefits are available in almost every accident regardless of who is at fault. Normally coverage will be accessed through your own car in…

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Published on: 17 Dec 2014 By

Contracts and the doctrine of good faith – A New Era

In Bhasin v Hrynew, the Supreme Court of Canada made a significant ruling regarding the duty of good faith in contract relationships. This will provide guidance to an area of Canadian law described as “piecemeal, unsettled and unclear.”. In this article, Cole Vegso provides a brief explanati…

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Published on: 11 Dec 2014 By

Balance needed in franchise laws, judicial process

As judges have taken a technical and pro-franchisee approach to the interpretation of Canada’s franchise legislation, most recent developments have not proven positive for franchisors, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon says in Corporate LiveWire’s Franchise Law 2014 Virtual Round Table. “This ha…

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Published on: 10 Dec 2014 By

Pollution Probe Honours Dokis First Nation Power Project

Chief Denise Restoule of the Dokis First Nation attended the 2014 Pollution Probe Gala to accept Pollution Probe’s 2014 Sustainability Award in connection with the Okikendawt Project—a 10 MW hydroelectric facility being developed by the Dokis First Nation with Hydromega Services Inc. New wat…

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