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.
The Rental Fairness Act (the “RFA”) is part of Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan, a strategy released in April 2017 to provide stronger protections for tenants and promote affordable housing in Toronto.
Managing employees is a common challenge for many business owners. Even a single employee can have a significant impact on your business’ success, particularly if you are running a small enterprise.
Defamation typically means negative statements made by one person about another person that are communicated or published. It can also include comments made against a company or organization.
On June 1, 2017, the Government of Ontario introduced the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which includes ground-breaking changes to the labour and employment laws of the province.
The death of a family member is often a very difficult time for the loved ones who are left behind.
Given the significant growth in condominium ownership in recent years, we have often wondered why a specialized board or tribunal has not been created to deal with disputes between condo boards, managers, and owners.
No one ever gets married with the intention of getting divorced. But it’s an unfortunate reality for many couples, and in some cases, a very expensive reality with lawsuits, alimony payments and other legal proceedings racking up the costs.
In the past year, we have attended many settlement meetings, mediations (settlement meeting with a third neutral person) and pre-trials (settlement meeting with a judge). In each case, we spent a considerable amount of time with our client beforehand preparing a draft settlement agreement. In 97% of our matters, we have found that attending any form of settlement meeting with a prepared settlement agreement to share with the other side assists with negotiating the settlement. Here’s why.
In the recently released new Liberal Budget, the current government has introduced a series of measures to help parents with children, as well as some significant changes in the area of taxation.
On April 20, 2017, the Government of Ontario made some ground-breaking changes to the housing laws of the province related to home ownership and tenancies.