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11 Jun 2019

Changes To Ontario Law To Help Home Construction Contractors Get Paid Faster

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If you are undergoing home renovations with a contractor or you are a contractor, you should note that effective October 1, 2019, several provisions under the construction law which is called the Construction Act (the “Act”) will come into force and will fundamentally change how contractors request payment from property owners.

06 May 2019

I Disagree With My Lawyer’s Bill: What Can I Do?

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Many people are surprised at the conclusion of their lawsuit when they receive a bill from their lawyer that is much higher than they expected. If you receive a bill from your lawyer that you believe is unfair, there is a process in place to address your concerns called an assessment hearing.

09 Apr 2019

Change Starts At The Top: The Value of Diversity In Senior Leadership

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In February 2019, the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion published a report addressing the important role senior management and leaders play in promoting diversity and inclusion.

20 Mar 2019

So, You Won your Lawsuit. Now What?

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When many people start a lawsuit, the end goal is getting to trial and obtaining a judgment against the other party. However, what many litigants do not consider is that a judgment is only a piece of paper.

12 Feb 2019

Protect Your Condo Investment From The Sky High Costs Of Construction Deficiencies

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According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, the average price of a condominium apartment in Toronto was $558,728 in Q4 2018. This is a sizeable investment. The first few years of condo ownership are critical. If you fail to address and acknowledge issues in your building and in your condo unit, your property investment can suffer.

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.”

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