What is a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property?

August 22nd, 2019

A Continuing Power of Attorney for Property is a legal document in which you can appoint a person or persons to act on your behalf (called an “Attorney”) with respect to your property and financial affairs. The document will allow them to make decisions for you if you become incapable of managing your financial affairs. […]


Could a Gift Card Compensate for a Minor Human Rights T …

August 20th, 2019

A recent British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal decision has struck down a human rights complaint by a supermarket customer on the grounds that she was already compensated by the store for her complaint. But what compensation was considered enough? In Duke v Sobeys, 2018 BCHRT 283,  the complainant went grocery shopping at a Sobey’s in […]


How Canada’s Privacy Legislation Affects the Use of T …

August 15th, 2019

Businesses often use third party entities to process customer information or transactions and to then relay portions of that information back to the business.  Businesses using third parties in this manner should be aware of the provisions of Canada’s privacy legislation in this regard.   Overview of Canada’s Privacy Legislation   Canada’s two predominant privacy […]


Thinking of Getting Married? Maybe You Should Consider …

August 13th, 2019

There is more to marriage than just a party with a DJ and catered food. Getting married is a serious legal undertaking which involves significant financial consequences. I realize that discussing a marriage contract with your spouse can be extremely difficult and may spoil the mood. Marriage contracts are not for everyone – but they […]


Avoiding Guardianship Litigation with Carefully Conside …

August 6th, 2019

With Canada’s aging population, there has been an increase in disputes within families about who should be making personal and financial decisions on behalf of incapable members of the family. Many of these disputes could be avoided with properly drafted Powers of Attorney. In Ontario, there are two common Powers of Attorney: 1) a Continuing […]


What happens when a party to a real estate transaction …

August 2nd, 2019

The Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) has been signed and any conditions waived or fulfilled. All that remains is for the closing itself to take place. What happens when a party to a firm APS fails to close the deal? This may happen, for example, if the buyers find out that they are unable […]


7 Estate Planning Tips For Spouses

July 30th, 2019

Estate planning is inarguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Not only can estate planning legally protect your spouse and assets, it can also instruct others on exactly how you would like things handled after your death. Make a Will If you die without a will, the […]


Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements: New Devel …

July 25th, 2019

Two recent Ontario court decisions suggest that arbitration clauses requiring employees in employment agreements to submit certain employment actions to arbitration may be unenforceable. In a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, Heller v Uber Technologies, 2019 ONCA 1, Uber brought a preliminary motion to stay a class action advanced by one of its drivers. Uber sought […]


Denied a Job Due to Lack of Canadian Work Eligibility? …

July 23rd, 2019

If you have recently been denied a job due to a lack of proof of permanent eligibility to work in Canada, you may be entitled to compensation under Ontario human rights law. In a decision last year from the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, Haseeb v Imperial Oil Limited 2018 HRTO 957, an employer (Imperial Oil) […]

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