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May 3, 2019

Construction liens are a creature of statute. The Construction Lien Act, RSO 1990, c C.30, gives contractors and subcontractors who perform any work or service or provide materials for the construction or repair of a real property the right to register a lien on title...

April 26, 2019

A corporation can validly hold an interest in property when it is in existence. A company can be dissolved by a resolution of its shareholders or by an order of the Minister of Finance for reasons such as failure to pay taxes under various acts, file the annual returns...

February 2, 2019

It is not exactly "reefer madness," but recreational use of marijuana is now legal in Canada since October 2018, and like a hotbox it has left the real estate market feeling a little “dazed and confused”. The Cannabis Act, SC 2018, c. 16, stipulates a strict legal fram...

March 16, 2018

Summary of Article published in the Alberta Law Review by Jason Brock and Jim Phillips, (2000) 38 Alta L Rev 989 - 1039.

While a commercial lease is a contract for the ongoing use of land, at common law the commercial lease has long been seen to create a...

August 10, 2017

Child protection proceedings are governed by the Child and Family Services Act [the "Act"]. The Act does not expressly provide party status to foster parents, who are considered to not have a legal interest in the child protection proceedings. 

In this case, the ch...

July 26, 2017

The action arose out of a slip and fall accident which occurred in December 2011. The estate commenced an action for $500,000 in damages for injuries the deceased suffered when he slipped and fell over a damaged carpet in his residential unit. The action was commenced...

June 24, 2017

The Ontario Court of Appeal held that the wife who recently learned of her husband’s 10-year affair should not be precluded from seeking a bigger share of family property to reflect the funds he spent for his lover.

Frick v Frick, 2016 ONCA 799, is an important decision...

June 5, 2017

In January 2017 LAT released two related decisions in which the Tribunal awarded costs for the first time. In B.F. v Wawanesa, 16-000433/AABS and M.M.S. v Wawanesa, 16-000435/AABS. The LAT ordered the insurer to pay $250 to each claimant for ignoring a procedural order...

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