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Culture shift in bail court?

By Kristin Bailey A limited pilot project in two Ontario courts has begun. Judges will now sit in bail court in the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa and in College Park in ... Read more

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Duelling siblings, a heartbroken mother and undue influence

By Matthias Duensing Money, power and suspicion. In a recent case , the Ontario Court of Appeal has hopefully put an end to a sibling rivalry that, in the words of the ... Read more

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FATCA: information for U.S citizens living in Canada

By Alexey Manasuev What is FATCA? The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted as a part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (the HIRE ... Read more

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Mitigating insider threats – is your organization doing enough?

By Ryan Duquette I recently had a chat with a friend who is fairly senior in a large, well-known software company. Someone in the company was being fired for cause, and ... Read more

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Mirror wills vs. mutual wills – different documents, purposes

By Ian Hull Don’t let the similar sounding names fool you – while there are some similarities between “mirror wills” and “mutual wills,” ... Read more

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Requesting changes to spousal support after retirement

By Lisa Gelman A  recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision  explored how courts address requests made by a spousal support payor who wishes to eliminate their ... Read more

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Information on three important employment law developments

By Doug MacLeod Every two weeks, I blog about a recent development in employment law or human rights law. Twenty-six blogs a year means there are a lot of new developments ... Read more

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Best practices for board of directors meetings

By Cameron MacCarthy and Joe Rattan Clients often ask about the role and responsibilities of being a corporate director and whether or not they should accept an offer to join ... Read more

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Thinking about a marriage contract or cohab?

By Jennifer Samara Shuber There are many issues to consider when deciding whether to marry or move in with a partner. One of them is whether or not you want or need a ... Read more

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Emancipation and financial obligation

By Andrew Feldstein This case raises the question; in what circumstances do parents have an obligation to support children who have completely withdrawn from their care? The ... Read more

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What you need to know about buying a pre-construction condo

By Lisa Laredo Buying a pre-construction condo is more complicated than it first seems. The easy part is what feels like the hardest — finding a condo that you love at ... Read more

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The controlled act of psychotherapy

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine The controlled act The  Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991   (the RHPA) sets out 14 “controlled ... Read more

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Dear future mentees in the LPP

By Inga Andriessen I’ve had the privilege of being a mentor lawyer to over 24 of the law society’s Law Practice Program (LPP) candidates over the past three ... Read more

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Severance offers not accepted cannot be plead

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge found that it was inappropriate for the defendant to plead in their defence that they had “offered the plaintiff a ... Read more

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Lawsuit tackles denial of WSIB benefits for chronic mental stress

By Laura Williams A new lawsuit could bring Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits to hundreds of Ontario workers suffering from chronic work-related mental ... Read more

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Child safety in the home: the importance of proper child proofing

By Alison Burrison and William Harding , student-at-law The welcoming of a new child is an exciting time for any family. However, before the baby arrives home, it is important ... Read more

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Common drafting mistakes in shareholder agreements

By Cameron MacCarthy and Chris Johnston This is the first article in a two part series discussing common issues arising from or related to shareholder agreements. If you ... Read more

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Liability and home construction

By David Hollingsworth Liability and worker’s injury Planning to hire a contractor to do some work on your house this year? You better make sure that they are well ... Read more

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Health privacy update – August 2017

By Kate Dewhirst The  Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario  has just released two new correction request decisions – 46 and 47 (dated June 2017 but ... Read more

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When a resignation is actually a termination

By Miriam Anbar and Sam Spodek, summer student  Consider you have a disgruntled employee working for you and you suspect he wants to quit.  However, you are also ... Read more

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