The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) Convenes in Katowice, Poland
On December 2, 2018, delegates from almost 200 nations convened in Katowice, Poland for the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The COP24, also known as the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Katowice, Poland, 2…Continue reading the post titled The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) Convenes in Katowice, Poland
New Municipal Resources on Ontario’s Drinking Water Source Protection Program
Conservation Ontario, a non-profit association that represents Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities, has released new resources for municipal councillors and staff on Ontario’s Drinking Water Source Protection Program. The Drinking Water Source Protection Program was implemented pursu…Continue reading the post titled New Municipal Resources on Ontario’s Drinking Water Source Protection Program
Do I Have to Collect HST if I am Just Selling my Vacant Land?
Determining whether or not you have to pay Harmonized Sales Tax (“HST”) during a real estate transaction can be a tricky situation. There can be rebates, exceptions and a whole host of factors which come into play. The sale of a vacant lot carries with it its own problems. When D…Continue reading the post titled Do I Have to Collect HST if I am Just Selling my Vacant Land?
The All Families Are Equal Act
On January 1, 2017 Ontario enacted the All Families Are Equal Act (the “Act”). The legislation amends several existing Acts, including the Children’s Law Reform Act, to establish new rules related to parentage, with the goal to ensure equal treatment for all parents, no matter their sexual o…Continue reading the post titled The All Families Are Equal Act
Lenders Beware: Not All Charge Terms Are The Same
When a lender, be they a large bank or a private individual, lends money to someone they will, in most cases, require security for that loan. One well-known type of security is the mortgage. A mortgage, otherwise known as a charge, is a lien or encumbrance on the property, giving the lender …Continue reading the post titled Lenders Beware: Not All Charge Terms Are The Same
Rooney v ArcelorMittal: the Superior Court confirms the suitability of Oppression Claims for Certification
In Rooney v ArcelorMittal, the Plaintiffs sought certification of a proposed shareholder class action arising out of the events leading up to the successful takeover of Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (“BIM”). The key issue in dispute was certification of claims for relief from oppressi…Continue reading the post titled Rooney v ArcelorMittal: the Superior Court confirms the suitability of Oppression Claims for Certification
2018 Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Annual Report
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (“ECO”) released her office’s 2018 Annual Report, titled, “Back to Basics: Respecting the Public’s Voice on the Environment” on November 13, 2018. The Report is published in four volumes, spanning 339 pages. Volume 1 reports on government ministri…Continue reading the post titled 2018 Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Annual Report
Government “Eco Fees” on New Tires Eliminated
If you recently purchased winter tires in Ontario you may have noticed that the government “eco-fees” charged on the purchase of new tires was eliminated as of October 1, 2018. The fee, which was approximately $3.30 per tire for passenger and light trucks was levied by the government to supp…Continue reading the post titled Government “Eco Fees” on New Tires Eliminated
How personal injury lawyers are paid
People are sometimes reluctant to seek legal advice after being injured. They believe they cannot afford legal fees and expenses, particularly if their injuries have caused them to be off work. Contingency fees In most cases, however, an injured person who files a lawsuit against a negligent…Continue reading the post titled How personal injury lawyers are paid
Cannabis License Act: Franchising Implications
Store Ownership and Licensed Producers Corporate store ownership will not be an option for licensed producers who wish to establish a significant presence in the cannabis retail market. Section 4(4) of the Cannabis License Act prohibits licensed producers and their affiliates from operating …Continue reading the post titled Cannabis License Act: Franchising Implications
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