legislation


  • Lawyers’ groups push government for change

    Lawyers’ groups push government for change

    Feb 11, 2019

    Lawyers’ groups in Ontario are hoping the Ministry of the Attorney General will move forward in the months ahead to reform and expand the simplified procedure process to try to reduce the backlog in the civil courts.

  • Real news is where it’s at

    Feb 11, 2019

    All things considered, it wasn’t the most auspicious start to what is now near universally, if still unofficially, considered to be the pre-election pre-show for the upcoming federal election.

  • Clarity around reunification therapy orders provided

    Clarity around reunification therapy orders provided

    Feb 11, 2019

    In cases where there is genuine alienation between a parent and child, a court may look to order reunification therapy as a means of reconciling them.

  • Additional changes for employment laws proposed

    Additional changes for employment laws proposed

    Jan 28, 2019

    Ontario’s employment and labour laws could undergo more changes in 2019. On Dec. 6, the government introduced Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act.

  • Employee misclassification remains key concern

    Employee misclassification remains key concern

    Jan 28, 2019

    Ontario courts could once again be asked to rule on whether workers are “employees” or “independent contractors,” a proposed lawsuit says.

  • Company followed standards in mass termination

    Company followed standards in mass termination

    Jan 28, 2019

    A recent Court of Appeal decision gives rare guidance about how to apply the Employment Standard Act’s rules about mass termination, employment lawyers say.

  • Lawyers hope for amendments to environmental assessment bill

    Lawyers hope for amendments to environmental assessment bill

    Jan 28, 2019

    The federal government’s bill to reform the environmental assessment process, Bill C-69, has reached the committee stage in the Senate, with a number of senators publicly commenting that they would like to see amendments made to the bill in the face of certain industries objecting to it.

  • Provincially created trusts deemed valid

    Provincially created trusts deemed valid

    Jan 21, 2019

    A statutory trust under the province’s Construction Lien Act is a valid trust that can survive bankruptcy, a panel of judges from the Court of Appeal of Ontario decided in a Jan. 14 decision, The Guarantee Company of Canada v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2019 ONCA 9.

  • Changes to act mean work for lawyers

    Changes to act mean work for lawyers

    Jan 21, 2019

    Significant legislative changes governing Ontario’s condominium industry which began rolling out more than a year ago have created a greater degree of fairness, say condo lawyers.

  • Tribunal still dealing with records cases only

    Tribunal still dealing with records cases only

    Jan 21, 2019

    Ontario’s new Condominium Authority Tribunal has proven its usefulness in just over a year of existence in its limited capacity to deal with disputes over records, say lawyers.

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