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I Need To Do What? New Rules On Record Keeping For Ontario Corporations Owning Land
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 5 2016

In conjunction with the enactment on December 10, 2016 of the Forfeited Corporate Property Act on December 10, 2016, the Ontario government has


Should I Challenge My Property Tax Assessment?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 1 2016

Ontario property owners are receiving notices of assessment this year that will serve as a basis for tax collections in 2017 through 2020. Values are


Key Banking Decisions of 2016: The Supreme Court of Canada releases its decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 22 2016

On Thursday, November 17, the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision giving important guidance on when personal financial information


Supreme Court Renders Landmark Privacy decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 18 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision today giving important guidance on how Canada’s federal privacy law, the Personal Information


Advancing Mortgage Funds in the Face of a Lien in Alberta - Don’t Do It
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 8 2016

This is an unusually long blog-post on a tricky area of Builders’ Lien law in Alberta. The first part of this post provides a quick Q&A for


Department of Finance Canada Launches Consultation Process to Review Proposed Lender Risk Sharing Policy for Government-Backed Insured Mortgages
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 26 2016

Following the Minister of Finance’s announcement earlier this month of certain measures designed to address the health and stability of the Canadian


Bhasin Two Years On: The Impact of Bhasin v. Hrynew on the Practice of Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 11 2016

In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada in Bhasin v. Hrynew ("Bhasin") established good faith contractual performance as a general organizing principle


Short-Term Parking vs. Long-Term Interests: Applying the Business Judgment Rule to Decisions of Condominium Boards
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 5 2016

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently considered the application of the oppression remedy provision in the Ontario Condominium Act, 1998, SO 1998, c 19


In distinguishing Iona, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta confirms the sanctity of the Torrens registration system in determining priority interests even in the face of a statutory trust
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 3 2016

In the recent decision of 1864684 Alberta Ltd. v 1693737 Alberta Inc., 2016 ABQB 371, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta held that purchasers


Is a Developer Liable for A Buyer’s Losses from Changes in the Market? A BC Court Says No
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2016

Where there has been a misrepresentation by a developer in a real estate transaction, who is responsible for the losses suffered solely as a result of