The House I Recently Purchased Was Used to Manufacture …


You’ve just signed an agreement of purchase and sale, and you’ve discovered that drugs were illegally manufactured on the property years before the seller bought it. Can you get your deposit back? A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision dealing with an “Illegal Substances Clause” in an Agreement of Purchase and Sale (“APS”) says: ‘it […]

 

An Illness/Injury Has Made It Unfeasible to Return to W …

July 4th, 2019 by Marty Rabinovitch and Elias Rabinovitch

If an injury or illness has resulted in there being no reasonable likelihood that you will be able to return to work within the foreseeable future, you may be entitled to compensation. The recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision, Hoekstra v. Rehability Occupational Therapy Inc., 2019 ONSC 562, sets out new guidelines on frustration […]

 

Does every home purchase and sale in Ontario require a …

July 2nd, 2019 by Jennifer Hetherington and Steven Huryn

Parties to a real estate Agreement of Purchase and Sale occasionally ask whether they actually need a lawyer to close the deal. The answer to that question is a resounding yes. Historically, closing a real estate transaction in Ontario would involve lawyers attending at a Land Registry Office (LRO) to conduct title searches. On the […]

 

Buying a Condo? Make Sure You Review the Status Certif …

June 27th, 2019 by Robert Adourian and Steven Huryn

The past decade has seen a considerable increase in the number of condominium developments in Southern Ontario. As the population continues to grow, condos are a great way to efficiently use scarce land in major cities. The price point of condos is often much lower than that of detached homes, which makes them a popular […]

 

My child has been suspended from school. Do I have the …

June 25th, 2019 by John Schuman

In Canada, a child’s right to receive an education is an important one. As a result, children both in private and publicly funded schools are entitled to have any allegations put forth against them, fairly and impartially investigated. Additionally, an appeal process whereby the principal’s decision to expel or suspend a student for more than one day should form part of the process – particularly in publicly funded schools […]

 

What Is an Educational Credential Assessment Report and …

June 18th, 2019 by Syed Nizami

An Educational Credential Assessment, or an ECA report, is required by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to assess one’s international academic credentials obtained from outside of Canada. The main purpose of an ECA report is to verify how much a foreign educational credential is worth by Canadian education standards. ECA reports are only valid […]

 

Medical Marijuana: Limits to Consumption in Unionized W …

June 14th, 2019 by Marty Rabinovitch and Elias Rabinovitch

A recent labour arbitration decision from Saskatchewan has suggested what the boundaries around workplace consumption of medical marijuana might be. In Kindersley (Town) v Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2740, 2018 CanLII 35597 (SK LA), an employee was dismissed for vaping medical marijuana while operating the employer’s vehicle. The employee had previously disclosed to […]

 

Buying or Selling a Resale Home? What You Need to Know …

June 5th, 2019 by Robert Adourian and Steven Huryn

You have recently closed the deal on what you thought was your perfect dream home. After moving in you discover that the house is in need of many more significant repairs than you expected. Had you known about some of the issues, you would not have offered the price that you did, or perhaps you […]

 

My Uber was involved in a collision and I was injured …

May 31st, 2019 by Marc Spivak

Over the years, ride-hailing services have become increasingly popular and the demand appears to be increasing. In densely populated cities like Toronto and in the GTA, owning a car can be prohibitively expensive, making the ride-sharing concept a great convenience.  Toronto’s licensing department has issued almost 70,000 private transportation company licenses to drivers for ride-hailing […]

 
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