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    In May, we wrote an article about changes to housing laws in Ontario which aimed to make housing in the province more affordable to buyers and renters.

    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.

    After many years of trying to address racial inequality in the province, the Ontario government has introduced a new law that many feel is a step in the right direction.

    Statistics are showing hate crimes in Canada are on the rise and are being reported almost on a daily basis.

    The year 2017 brings with it change and importantly, new laws. Here are a few you should know about.

    Gay, bisexual and/or transgendered blacks have recently been highlighted in the media in shows such as Empire and Queen Sugar, where Oprah is one of the creators. But how do these issues play out in real life in Ontario? 

    While many employers emphasize a free and expressive workplace to get the best out of their employees, for many, the display of piercings, tattoos and non-business casual attire may be a step too far, particularly when employees are the “front line” between the company and its customers.

    Ever signed a contract and now you want to back out? You may need to consider that a Court may hold you responsible for failing to complete the contract.

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