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Bug infestations in condominiums

Canada - March 25 2013 Dealing with neighbors can be a frustrating aspect of condominium living - but what if your neighbors are tens of thousands of tiny bugs? A unit

Noise complaints in condos : the perils of failing to enforce condo rules

Canada - February 4 2013 Property managers and condominium corporations should take noise complaints seriously or risk facing serious financial consequences. In a recent case

The "pay or play" clause in film and TV contracts

Canada - June 15 2011 I was speaking at a conference earlier this week when the discussion turned to the issue of "pay or play" (sometimes rendered "pay-or-play") clauses in film- and TV-related contracts, particularly contracts entered into by actors or other participants in the creative process (such as directors

Condominium liable for failing to provide a parking space to a person with a disability

Canada - July 29 2013 We have previously written about the obligations the Ontario Human Rights Code places on condominium corporations. A recent decision of the Ontario

Is there a right to representation in a workplace investigation?

Canada - June 4 2013 In the course of our workplace investigation practice we often encounter employees who insist on some form of representation. However whether

Second-hand smoke in condominiums

Canada - February 3 2014 What are the responsibilities of a condominium corporation where second-hand smoke is emanating from one unit to another? Are there additional

The role of legitimate expectations in reviewing Crown Prerogative

Canada - January 29 2014 A couple of recent Federal Court cases highlight the different roles that the doctrine of legitimate expectations plays in judicial review depending

Another difficult condominium resident

Canada - January 28 2014 In a recent post, we blogged about an owner who had engaged in inappropriate and abusive behaviour. In another recently-reported case, Wentworth

OSC proposes rule amendments regarding disclosure of women on boards and in senior management

Canada - January 28 2014 On January 16, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released proposed amendments to enhance the disclosure of boards' gender diversity. The

Special report on privacy & national security

Canada - January 28 2014 A special report entitled "Checks and Controls: Reinforcing Privacy Protection and Oversight of the Canadian Intelligence Community in an Era of