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Published on: 24 Jan 2023 By

Is it even a pilot project 24 years later?: The case for mandatory mediation across Ontario

Lawyers practicing any form of litigation know that mediation can be a client’s best friend. It’s an efficient, effective, and fair mechanism to resolve clients’ differences in a timely way. In 1999, the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program established a pilot project to test the advantages o…

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Published on: 11 Jan 2023 By

How do I know if I formed a contract?

The digital age has created a variety of new issues related to contract formation… did you know that emojis can indicate an intention to enter a contract? In a case out of Israel called Dahan v Haim, a prospective tenant communicated with a landlord about renting an apartment. He expressed t…

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Published on: 10 Jan 2023 By

Can I just change my website’s Terms of Use?

As a business, you may need to make updates to your website’s terms of use (“TOU”) (also known as the “terms of service”). Quite often, the TOU gives you and your business the sole, unilateral power to modify the terms at any given time without giving anyone notice. For example, check out th…

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Published on: 9 Jan 2023 By

Current processing times of grant of citizenship and proof of citizenship applications in Canada

Grant of Canadian citizenship Obtaining Canadian citizenship requires you to complete several steps and it is not a quick process. A foreign national must first become a permanent resident of Canada and meet eligibility requirements before applying for Canadian citizenship. People over the a…

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Published on: 4 Jan 2023 By

Earning cap raised for ODSP recipients, but rates remain unchanged

The Ontario Government is increasing the amount of money Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients can earn, without any reduction of their ODSP payment. This will impact the ultimate take-home amount for those approximately 25,000 ODSP recipients in the workforce. For context, as…

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Published on: 4 Jan 2023 By

Recent National Occupation Classification changes and the impact on the Express Entry eligibility

On November 16, 2022, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) converted to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Although several weeks have passed since the NOC changes came into force, we keep receiving inquiries from temporary residents of Canada…

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Published on: 3 Jan 2023 By

Should I sue in Simplified Procedure and when do I need to decide?

When you start a personal injury lawsuit in Ontario, you must consider whether you want to proceed in one of three ways: There are pros and cons for each forum depending on the type of case you have. One of which is the presence of juries. There is no jury for a Small Claim Court...

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Published on: 23 Dec 2022 By

When a fatal car crash occurs, what kind of support is available?

To the spouse and dependents of a person killed in a car crash, the loss of their loved one is an overwhelming hardship — one that can hardly be imagined unless you’ve lived through it. While money is not a balm for emotional pain or grief, it does help to know what kind of financial...

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