Bill 66 – Expanded Municipal Zoning Power Would Make Some Environmental Land Use Policies Optional
UPDATE: Government announces that it will not be proceeding with Schedule 10 of the Bill. See update here. On December 6th, 2018, Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018, passed first reading in the Ontario legislature. The government’s Proposal Summary on the Environmental Re…View the post titled Bill 66 – Expanded Municipal Zoning Power Would Make Some Environmental Land Use Policies Optional
Remedies of a Commercial Landlord in Ontario
If a tenant defaults on their obligations under a commercial lease, a landlord may wish to pursue a remedy. There are two types of tenant defaults – monetary or non-monetary. The type of default will determine the landlord’s available remedies. A monetary default occurs when the tenant…View the post titled Remedies of a Commercial Landlord in Ontario
E-signatures legally equivalent to handwritten ones
By Peter Dillon for AdvocateDaily.com As technology becomes more entrenched in the legal world, there’s been a shift in Ontario towards using electronic signatures (e-signatures). While federal and provincial laws both regulate e-signatures, most contract law falls under the authority of pro…View the post titled E-signatures legally equivalent to handwritten ones
Mortgagee Remedies in Ontario
When a mortgagor (borrower) defaults on mortgage payments, the mortgagee (lender) has several remedies at its disposal. The most frequently used remedies are a power of sale, an action for judicial sale, and an action for foreclosure. The following is a comparison of the three remedies, high…View the post titled Mortgagee Remedies in Ontario
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…View 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…View 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…View 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…View 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 …View 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…View the post titled Rooney v ArcelorMittal: the Superior Court confirms the suitability of Oppression Claims for Certification
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