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The Enforceability of Penalties in Private Contracts

June 12 2017 Private parties entering into a contract may be unaware of the likelihood of a penalty provision being enforced by a court upon one party breaching…

Fixed term contract dispute laid to rest

August 5 2019 On July 9, 2019, the Superior Court of Justice released its decision in McGuinty v 1845035 Ontario Inc. (McGuinty Funeral Home), a decision which…

Bill 148 - An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995

June 12 2017 On June 1, 2017, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 148: The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Bill 148 arises just shortly after the…

Are You Prepared For CASL?

June 12 2017 July 1, 2017 marks the implementation of the final elements of the Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”). CASL was enacted in July 1, 2014 in…

Why Trust?

May 31 2017 Trust me, trusts are a remarkably flexible legal structure that can provide numerous benefits when properly used. Trusts can protect assets from…

Fixed term contract dispute laid to rest

August 5 2019 On July 9, 2019, the Superior Court of Justice released its decision in McGuinty v 1845035 Ontario Inc. (McGuinty Funeral Home), a decision which…

Province Announces Date for Implementation of Condo Law Changes

August 16 2017 The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has provided an update on the implementation dates for a number of the new amendments that have been…

Ontario Municipal Board to decide if “bad faith” argument can be used in Hamilton ward boundary appeal

August 3 2017 The Ontario Municipal Board will decide next month whether opponents to the Hamilton city council’s February decision to approve a revised ward…

Fate of proposed Burlington condos now in hands of OMB

July 21 2017 Does The Nautique, 26-story mixed-used condo proposal on Martha Street represent overintensification in Burlington's downtown, or is it an appropriate…

Are You Castle-Ready

June 19 2017 The Canadian anti-spam legislation, or CASL for short (pronounced “Castle”) was approved by the federal House of Commons in 2010 to regulate the use…