The Consent and Capacity Board Cannot Appoint a Guardian of Property
A recent article in the London Free Press discussed the difficulty a local woman is experiencing in attempting to deposit a settlement cheque issued on behalf of her incapable brother. The article refers to a process whereby the individual would not have to become her brother’s official guar…View the post titled The Consent and Capacity Board Cannot Appoint a Guardian of Property
Disclosure requirements bring challenges for franchisors
The greatest disadvantages facing franchisors in Canada include the costs, complexities and risks associated with franchise disclosure, including possible personal liability for the signatories of the franchise disclosure document, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tells Corporate LiveWire’s Fra…View the post titled Disclosure requirements bring challenges for franchisors
MOECC Updates – October 2015
As part of our ongoing efforts to keep you informed of environmental issues that could impact your business, we have collected this list of recent MOECC fines for violations of the Environmental Protection Act and the Ontario Water Resources Act. If you have any questions or would like more …View the post titled MOECC Updates – October 2015
Wild horses can't keep wind energy away: new twist on anti-wind litigation
In Clarington Wind Concerns v Ontario (Director, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change), 205 CanLII 51503 (ON ERT), the Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”) has dismissed the latest twists in anti-wind litigation. This time, wind opponents raised concerns about spooked …View the post titled Wild horses can't keep wind energy away: new twist on anti-wind litigation
US Estate and Gift Tax: Part I – an introduction
Canada has not had estate and gift taxes since their repeal in 1972.[i] It will be a surprise for many Canadians that they could still be subject estate and gift taxes under US tax law. Canadian residents who are not US citizens can be subject to tax on assets owned in the United States including...View the post titled US Estate and Gift Tax: Part I – an introduction
Developer fined for illegal land clearing
After years of litigation, a British Columbia land developer has been personally fined $20,000 for harmful alteration of fish habitat contrary to section 35 of the Fisheries Act. He illegally cleared land and damaged a sensitive fish bearing creek, in order to prepare the land for a subdivis…View the post titled Developer fined for illegal land clearing
The Berenstain Bears; Terminations for Cause; and Parallel Universes
Readers of certain age will recall the Berenstain Bears books – either you read them or they were read to you. I’m often reminded of them when I read decisions where a judge or arbitrator says, in effect, “Little Bear, this is what you should not do!” An example can be found in the recent case...View the post titled The Berenstain Bears; Terminations for Cause; and Parallel Universes
Automobiles vs Recreational Off-Road Vehicles: Are You Covered by Insurance?
While riding off-road vehicles such as ATVs, dune buggies, and quads can be lots of fun, they can also lead to serious accidents and injuries. It is important to know your insurance obligations and to know whether or not you are covered by insurance if an accident occurs while riding an off-…View the post titled Automobiles vs Recreational Off-Road Vehicles: Are You Covered by Insurance?
Sobering Thoughts: Hosting Social Functions with Alcohol and How to Reduce Your Liability
(This is a repost of an article originally published in 2013) The days are getting shorter and the weather cooler. Fall is clearly here. For many employers, this means that plans for the office holiday party are in the works. It also means that many employees will be consuming alcohol at an …View the post titled Sobering Thoughts: Hosting Social Functions with Alcohol and How to Reduce Your Liability
Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) increases demands on employers in construction sector Certification Applications
From the “are you kidding me??” file … When employers in the construction sector receive an Application for Certification by a Union, they have two business days to file a Response. You can imagine the whirlwind of activity this creates even if the Application comes to the attention of the r…View the post titled Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) increases demands on employers in construction sector Certification Applications
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