A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision allowed a union to bring a certification application in the middle of an employer’s insolvency proceedings, which the dissenting judge on the decision said could result in a “sea change” in insolvency law.
While lawyers say new legislation will likely promote Ontario as a hub for international commercial arbitration, there are still practical barriers when it comes to attracting the international business community to arbitrate in the province.
The Ontario Municipal Board has found that the conduct of a senior partner at a Bay Street firm in a zoning dispute constituted an abuse of process.
The annual Sunshine List of Ontario public sector employees who received more than $100,000 in compensation in 2016 featured more than 123,000 names when it was released on March 31. While there have been some calls to increase the salary level that triggers disclosure, Statistics Canada data issued last year shows that $100,000 is still more than the median family income in any Ontario city. The highest median family income for a metropolitan area was $97,760 in Ottawa-Gatineau. Meanwhile, the top one per cent of total average income for tax filers in Canada was $466,700. Of the 123,000 names on the latest Sunshine List, thousands of the individuals are lawyers working in the public sector.
The Law Society of Upper Canada has issued an eight-month suspension to a Hamilton, Ont. lawyer who admitted to providing heroin to a friend that later died from an overdose.