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…Continue reading the post titled Remedies of a Commercial Landlord in Ontario
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…Continue reading 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…Continue reading the post titled The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) Convenes in Katowice, Poland
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?
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
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
Federal Court Scheduled to Hear Application for Judicial Review in David Suzuki Foundation et al v. Attorney General of Canada, Minister of Health et al.
This week, the Federal Court of Canada is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case of David Suzuki Foundation et al v. Attorney General of Canada, Minister of Health et al, T-1071-16 (“Suzuki Foundation”). Suzuki Foundation is an application for judicial review brought by the David Suzuk…Continue reading the post titled Federal Court Scheduled to Hear Application for Judicial Review in David Suzuki Foundation et al v. Attorney General of Canada, Minister of Health et al.
Directors Plead Guilty
On November 5, 2018 two directors of a dry-cleaning operation pled guilty to contravening the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (“Regulation”). One of the directors was fined $10,500 a portio…Continue reading the post titled Directors Plead Guilty
Environmental Bill of Rights “Leave to Appeal” Test Remains a Significant Hurdle to ECA Appeals
The Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT” or “Tribunal”) released a decision in Freshway Investments Inc. v. Ontario (MECP) on November 5, 2018 denying an application for leave to appeal an Environmental Compliance Approval (“ECA”) for a Waste Disposal Site in York Region, Ontario (the “Site”…Continue reading the post titled Environmental Bill of Rights “Leave to Appeal” Test Remains a Significant Hurdle to ECA Appeals
Bill 47 – Amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995
The legislation governing unionized workplaces in Ontario, the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (the “LRA”) will be amended by the Ontario government if the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (“Bill 47”) passes in its current form. Expected changes will include the following: Repeal of Un…Continue reading the post titled Bill 47 – Amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995