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When family, estate law converge

How a life insurance policy impacts an estate depends on a variety of factors, including family circumstances, Toronto estate and family lawyer Karon Bales tells ... Read more

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Program aimed at attracting entrepreneurs to Canada needs overhaul

Although he applauds the government’s efforts to continue a project to attract immigrant entrepreneurs to Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer  Matthew Jeffery tells ... Read more

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OCA decision likely to spur litigation

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision that breaks down the notice period of when a worker is terminated into two parts creates a negative outcome for employment law, ... Read more

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Report of 174 deaths in remand custody shows need for bail reform

A news report indicating almost 270 people died in Canadian provincial jails over a five-year span — including two-thirds who were legally innocent — ... Read more

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Amping up the quality of legal documents

Proper language speaks volumes, but much of that is lost in our current tech-savvy culture, says Korbitec Inc. president Alan Bass who believes that today’s writing ... Read more

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Recommendations aim to modernize NAFTA: Dale

Toronto litigator  Laurelly Dale says renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an opportunity to address corruption and corporate social ... Read more

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Nurse's discipline hearing got ahead of a 'political hot potato'

It’s not surprising that Ontario’s nursing regulator recently held a disciplinary hearing for a nurse, even though she has resigned from the profession and is serving ... Read more

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Active supervision a must at summer pool parties

Pool parties are a fun summer activity, but those hosting need to keep a vigilant eye out and take precautions to ensure everyone is safe, personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco ... Read more

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Plan to end double-ended real estate deals helps consumer confidence

The provincial government’s plan to put an end to a common practice among real estate agents known as double-ended deals is important for consumer confidence, says Toronto ... Read more

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Courts clarify law on references, benefits for former employees

In recent posts on his Canadian HR law blog, Ontario employment lawyer  Stuart Rudner discussed why there is generally no reason not to provide substantive references ... Read more

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OCA rules judge must recharge jury if it doesn't grasp issue: Hicks

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently set aside a first-degree murder conviction after ruling judges must recharge a jury if they fail to understand the issues at hand, ... Read more

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Appeal reaffirms need for procedural fairness: Handlarski

A recent Superior Court ruling setting aside a man's sexual assault conviction reaffirms the need for judges to always adhere to the fundamental principles of the presumption ... Read more

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Choice of trustee vital to trust's financial, relational goals

A trust can provide individuals with asset protection, tax advantages and confidentiality — but choosing the right trustee is essential to achieving these objectives, ... Read more

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Minimum wage hike could end up harming workers: Marshall

Legislation that will see minimum wage in Ontario jump to $15 per hour is a politically motivated initiative that will ultimately hurt the workers themselves, says Toronto ... Read more

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Get legal advice quickly in boating mishaps: Rastin

Busy Ontario waterways can be fraught with danger and if an accident occurs, victims should seek counsel as soon as possible, says Barrie area personal injury lawyer  Steve ... Read more

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OBA Foundation awards two fellowships for 2017-2018 term

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Foundation has awarded two fellowships for the 2017-18 term, says Toronto business lawyer and OBA Foundation Trustee  Anton Katz . In ... Read more

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Alternative options preferable to Start-Up Visa program

As a result of the “bureaucratic hurdles” involved with the federal government’s pilot project aimed at attracting immigrant entrepreneurs to Canada, Toronto ... Read more

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Ruling expected this fall in workers' class action

A decision is expected this fall in the class-action lawsuit launched by workers who claimed their former employer’s delay in notifying the Ministry of Labour of a ... Read more

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Joint property cannot be clawed back to satisfy deceased's debt

As jointly held real property is not actually ‘transferred’ to the surviving owner, it cannot be recovered to satisfy the debts of the deceased if the estate is ... Read more

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Quigg hopes to inspire leaders with new Integrated Leadership Academy

Toronto author and life and business strategist Janice Quigg has taken everything she knows about creating the best conditions for success to the next level with the launch of ... Read more

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