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08 Jan 2019

New Year, New Laws: Important Changes to Ontario's Driving and Employment Laws

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The new year brings with it exciting changes and new laws. Here are two changes to the law that you should be aware of as you ring in 2019.

11 Dec 2018

The Changing Tides Of Ontario’s Employment Law: What You Need To Know About Bill 47

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On June 7, 2018, the Ontario Progressive Conservatives were elected. Since that day, the provincial government has been moving swiftly to pass and amend laws. 

06 Nov 2018

What Canada's New Cannabis Legislation Means For Employers

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On October 17, 2018, the Federal Cannabis Act, 2018, and the Ontario Cannabis Act, 2018 became law in Ontario (“the Acts”). The Acts legalize the consumption of recreational cannabis in Canada.

13 Oct 2018

4 Ways To Avoid Hidden Home Construction Costs

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Ontarians are spending vast sums of money renovating and repairing their residential properties. A 2017 report published by the Altus Group indicates that Ontarians spent $24.1 billion on alterations, improvements and conversions while an additional $7.5 billion was spent on repairs. Behind each repair and renovation is a contractor.

12 Oct 2018

4 Tips To Protect You From Hidden Home Construction Costs

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Ontarians are spending vast sums of money renovating and repairing their residential properties. A 2017 report published by the Altus Group indicates that Ontarians spent $24.1 billion on alterations, improvements and conversions while an additional $7.5 billion was spent on repairs. Behind each repair and renovation is a contractor.

12 Sep 2018

New Ontario Act Ensures Construction Contractors Don't Get Short-Changed

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On December 12, 2017, Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, became law in Ontario (“the Act”).

13 Aug 2018

Five Facts About Auto Insurance Every Driver Should Know

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After starting my insurance career in 2001, I’ve learned a great deal about auto insurance. I would like to take the time to highlight five important things that you may not know.

13 Aug 2018

This Tricky Legal Agreement Could Turn Your Dream Property Into a Nightmare

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Whether purchasing a commercial or residential property, the prevailing law is “buyer beware.”

11 Jul 2018

An Employer’s Duty to Accommodate: How Far is Far Enough?

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As an employer, it is critical that you are aware of your obligations to your employees to avoid potential human rights or wrongful termination lawsuits by current or former employees on the basis of discrimination.

16 Jun 2018

The Expensive Mistake You Could Be Making With Your Small Business

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I’m constantly monitoring the Government of Ontario newsrooms for recent health and safety fines issued by the courts for failing to comply with health and safety legislation.

13 Jun 2018

The Warranty You're Selling Could Cost Your Company A Lawsuit

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If you are a business or service provider who asks consumers to purchase a warranty along with your product or service, beware.

18 May 2018

There's A New Way To Appeal Property Developments In Your Neighbourhood

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Are you looking to challenge the re-zoning of your neighbour’s property or oppose that new 30-storey condominium development in your neighbourhood? If so, your concerns will now be addressed by the LPAT. 

12 Apr 2018

New Bill Aims To Tackle Delays In Canada's Criminal Justice System

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On March 29, 2018, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced a new bill aimed at improving the efficiency of the criminal justice system and reducing court delays.

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