Licensing

Buyer beware: consumer tips for purchasing new, used cars

Before stepping into a new or used car showroom, consumers need to brush up on the rules and regulations that govern vehicle sales, says Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi. Read more

Tracking safety ratings for commercial vehicles

In the final instalment of a two-part series on the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR), Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi discusses the merits of voluntary safety programs and how to set them up. Read more

How safety records for commercial vehicle operators are calculated

In part one of a two-part series on the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR), Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi lays out the requirements for compliance. Read more

Dealers facing tax charges need experienced legal counsel

Car dealerships could face revocation of their license, or steep fines, if they’re not meticulous with paying taxes, keeping financial books in order and maintaining financial responsibility, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Dashcams raise privacy issues for car dealerships

Car dealerships should be aware of their responsibilities to customers when it comes to privacy, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Selling cannabis? Know the rules

Individuals or companies wanting to sell recreational cannabis in Ontario must be licensed and authorized by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and have a supply purchase contract with the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Regulating truck safety: rules and responsibilities

Trucking company owners are responsible for confirming their drivers are properly trained and following mandated safety legislation to ensure public safety and mitigate the effects of penalties, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Hefty fine for auto dealer after door lands on worker's legs

ESTERHAZY, Sask. — A Saskatchewan auto dealership has been fined $35,000 after a service bay door came down on an employee and fractured both of his legs. Read more

Record-keeping 101 for car dealerships

Automobile dealerships that want to remain on good terms with regulators should pay close attention to how and where they keep their records, says Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi. Read more

Extended warranties present opportunities, pitfalls for dealers

Car dealerships must take care when offering extended warranties to customers, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Do OMVIC suspensions of car dealerships go too far?

The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) issues immediate suspensions of car dealerships when it determines their actions are putting the car-buying public at risk, but the practice is raising questions, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Bylaw review ensures fairness for taxis, PTCs

It’s vital that the City of Toronto completes a promised review of its bylaws to certify a level playing field for taxis and private transportation companies (PTCs), Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Dealers must investigate liens on trade-in vehicles

Auto dealers selling trade-in vehicles are required to disclose a long list of items — from the odometer reading and the condition of the vehicle to how it was used and whether it was involved in an accident, says Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi. Read more

Meticulous record-keeping prudent for auto dealers

Automobile dealerships need to ensure they are extra diligent when it comes to creating and maintaining their paperwork, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

In a media-driven world, image has a price tag

Cocaine baron Pablo Escobar , boxing icon Muhammad Ali and film director Woody Allen seem like an incongruent group but there is a strong legal connection, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish. Read more