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The Year Ahead: Ten Top Appeals to Watch in 2017
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 8 2017

The coming year will see our highest court decide a host of appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. The Appeals Monitor is pleased


Who Owns That Land? New Requirements for Ontario Corporations with an Ownership Interest in Land
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 22 2016

On December 10, 2016, the Forfeited Corporate Property Act (the “FCPA”) came into force. The purpose of the FCPA is to deal with forfeiture of


Not So Common Knowledge: BC Supreme Court Clarifies Process for Enforcing Liens against Common Property
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 12 2016

A recent BC Supreme Court decision has clarified the parties that must be named in an action to enforce a builders lien involving common property. In


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