• 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.

  • No word when second phase of changes coming

    No word when second phase of changes coming

    Jan 21, 2019

    Lawyers are bracing for another wave of amendments to the Ontario Condominium Act, but there are questions about when they’ll be enacted and if the change in provincial government will alter the course of the previously laid plans.

  • Lottery for retail cannabis favours big players

    Lottery for retail cannabis favours big players

    Jan 14, 2019

    Ontario’s cannabis retail authorization lottery guidelines place an onerous process on winners and only large, well-financed and established players will be able to handle it, say lawyers in the cannabis sector.

  • Lawyers say accessibility legislation needs timelines

    Lawyers say accessibility legislation needs timelines

    Jan 7, 2019

    The federal government’s accessibility legislation has gone to the Senate after seeing several amendments in the House of Commons, but lawyers who work with those who have disabilities say that more amendments are still needed to the bill — particularly when it comes to timelines and the complexity of the complaints process.

  • Welcome 2019

    Jan 7, 2019

    If 2018 was an eventful year in legal developments, then 2019 is shaping up to move even more quickly. This edition of Law Times covers a wide range of stories that indicate some of the trends that may dominate in the year ahead.

  • Coding, algorithms, and common law

    Jan 7, 2019

    The biggest lesson to be learned from what has happened with technology in the recent past is that online tech needs to be subjected to close scrutiny.

  • PI lawyers support bill on auto insurance rate-setting

    PI lawyers support bill on auto insurance rate-setting

    Jan 7, 2019

    A group of personal injury lawyers with connections to Brampton, Ont. have indicated their support for legislative efforts to end “postal code discrimination” in auto insurance rate-setting.

  • Quite a year

    Dec 10, 2018

    Thanks to the tech-heavy age in which we live, events seem to transpire at super-speed. That’s why, when we examine issues that have transpired in 2018, some can feel like they happened eons ago.

  • Make the simplified rules meaningful

    Dec 10, 2018

    Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure was introduced to impose a mandatory simplified process for actions of comparatively modest monetary value, which exceed the jurisdiction of Small Claims Court.

  • Funding woes

    Nov 26, 2018

    The province of Ontario has nixed the proposed law school at Ryerson University. For those who have been watching the proposal work its way forward through various levels of the approval process, the news was not a surprise.

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