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May 20, 2020 | The Lawyer's Daily  At the time of writing this five-part series, more than 800,000 people had signed a petition on change.org... Read More

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On May 12, 2020, the Government of Ontario passed Bill 190, the COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020 into law, which introd... Read More

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We all recognize that the economy is suffering from COVID-19 virus and the real estate industry has been hard hit.Government emergency measures imp... Read More
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | The Lawyer's Daily  The COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on the economy as we all deal with the new... Read More

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Apr 21, 2020
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In response to COVID-19, federal, provincial and municipal governments have taken urgent steps to respond to the health and economic crisis unfoldi... Read More
On March 12, 2020, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 184 – Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020 (“Bill... Read More

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Since our last e-mail to you on March 23rd, existing emergency measures have been extended to April 14, 2020. In addition, the Federal and Provinc... Read More
Mar 23, 2020
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The spread of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, has triggered the exercise of numerous emergency powers by the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal go... Read More
Published in The Lawyer's Daily | Wednesday, April 01, 2020 Covid-19 is causing the largest disruption to the Canadian economy, potentially in a c... Read More
Agreements of purchase and sale often contain a "time is of the essence" clause ("TIOTE") amongst the many boilerplate provisions. While no ordinar... Read More

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Listen to Errol Tenenbaum's webinar, where he discusses the Finance Department's proposed changes to the taxation of private Businesses. Read More
Jun 28, 2016
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Mar 3, 2015
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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision serves as a stern reminder for those working with any kind of contract to get it in writing. If not, thousands of dollars can be on the line. For one real estate broker, the failure resulted in the loss of $100,000 in commission along with a costs award of $150,000.

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Presented by John Fox, this webinar will equip you with the information to help you assess the role of your corporate structure in redevelopment. Drawing on examples from Ontario, during this webinar you will learn:

  • Types of corporate structures and their pros and cons
  • Elements to think about in assessing what structure is right for you
  • Implications to consider- legislation, political, governance
  • How risk is assigned in a corporate structure
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Corporate Structure  |  Governance  |  Housing Development  |  Limited Liablility  |  Non-Profit  |  Risk Allocation  |  SHARE Webinar Series  |  Shareholder

 In November 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 ) issued a unanimous decision which effectively expanded the common law approach to “good faith” in contracts by recognizing that there is a duty to act honestly in the performance of contractual obligations as part of that “good faith”.

In order to better understand what this means in terms of contracts and their performance going forward, we need to consider the facts in the Supreme Court case

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Bhasin v. Hrynew 2014 SCC 71  |  Contracts  |  Good Faith  |  Honesty  |  Lease  |  RENX  |  The Legal Corner

As a real estate lawyer whose practice is predominantly commercial leasing, I still need to be aware of “red flags” for potential environmental issues and then seek assistance from an environmental law specialist where contamination is possible, suspected or known. Read More

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Contamination  |  Enviromental Issues  |  Liability  |  Property

You may already be receiving specific e-mail notices from businesses asking you to “click to consent” to continue receiving their emails. This article will explain why.

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CASL  |  CEM  |  Consent  |  Email  |  SPAM  |  Texts

What is just cause for dismissal? The words “ just cause” refer to a situation that justifies the termination of an employee withou... Read More

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Feb 1, 2014
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David Shlagbaum was part of a panel of three experts, including Stan Tepner (VP, CIBC Wood Gundy) and Malcolm Burrows (Head, Philanthropic services... Read More

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