Employment Bill 148 is Being Scrapped…But Which Parts …

October 10th, 2018 by Marty Rabinovitch and Michelle Cook

Last week Doug Ford announced that he was halting the implementation of a $15 per hour minimum wage in Ontario but it looks like he is seeking to additionally roll back other employment laws that have already come into force. Yesterday, October 2, 2018, Doug Ford announced in the Ontario legislature that he was going […]


Is Your Will Still Valid After A Recent Ontario Ruling?

October 2nd, 2018 by

A recent decision stemming from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is likely to have far-reaching implications on wills across the Province, and your will could be one of them. On September 11, 2018, Justice Sean Dunphy ruled that wills cannot leave the distribution of one’s assets to the discretion of one’s trustees. If it […]


Ontario’s New Standard Lease Agreement Starting April …

September 7th, 2018 by Cayley Rodd and Janet Son

Padmapper released a rent report earlier this year showing Barrie as the third most expensive city in Canada to rent a two bedroom ($1,650/month), and the fifth most expensive for a one bedroom ($1,250/month). That’s an increase of roughly 15% from rental prices in 2016. With the Barrie rental market heating up, landlords and tenants […]


Supreme Court Refuses Leave to Appeal: Toronto Real Est …

August 30th, 2018 by Larry Keown and Katelyn Bell

On Thursday, August 23 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) declined to hear an appeal that has been over seven years in the making. For the last seven years, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) and the Competition Bureau have been litigating over the issue of sales-data policies. It all began when the Competition […]


Taking the High Road: Canadians Crossing the US Border

August 21st, 2018 by Katelyn Bell

Many of our readers may be pleased about the soon-to-be legalization of marijuana. These same readers may find themselves feeling slightly relieved, as gone are the days where smoking pot also meant breaking the law. Right? Wrong. Although cannabis is about to become legal in Canada, there are still many important legalities that must be […]


Settlement Judgement May Not Be The End of Legal Battle …

July 20th, 2018 by Maya Krishnaratne and Janet Son

In a shocking decision, rising star clarinetist Eric Abramovitz was awarded $375,000 in a default judgment against his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lee. Mr. Abramovitz was offered a full scholarship to study under world-renowned clarinet pedagogue Yehuda Gilad. Unbeknownst to Mr. Abramovitz, his girlfriend at the time Ms. Lee had deleted the acceptance email, impersonated him and […]


Trinity Western Decision

July 5th, 2018 by Maya Krishnaratne and Kirsten Cirella

The Supreme Court of Canada has rendered a decision that is an important victory for the promotion of equality, diversity and access to justice in Canada. On June 15, 2018, the Court released the landmark decision, finding that law societies were entitled to deny accreditation to a proposed law school that had discriminatory admissions requirements. […]


Cannabis and the Workplace

June 11th, 2018 by

Canada’s proposed Bill C-45, The Cannabis Act, is expected to come into force on July 1, 2018, as will Ontario’s Cannabis Act, 2017.  At that point, in Ontario, it will be legal for individuals aged 19 years and older to purchase and consume cannabis for non-medical purposes, to grow up to 4 plants per household, […]


The Family Rules are Changing on July 1, 2018 and Lawye …

June 7th, 2018 by

Come July 1, 2018, the Family Law Rules (the rules that govern the process of family law court cases in Ontario) will undergo some substantial changes. Changes have been made to the rules that govern the timelines for serving and filing court materials, the rules for costs and the rules for motions and conferences. The […]

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