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Is insurance coverage becoming illusory?

By Michael Lesage Broadly speaking, insurance is a form of risk management, used by people and organizations to distribute and allocate risk. In exchange for payment of a ... Read more

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Cannabis impaired driving – new laws present new challenges

By Jacob Stilman Unless you have been residing in a cryogenic chamber for the past two years, you know that Oct. 17, 2018 is going to be a red-letter (green-letter?) day for ... Read more

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Cannabis impaired driving – don’t take the risk

By Salvatore Shaw  and Courtney Stewart On Oct. 17, 2018, when  The Cannabis Act  becomes law, Canadians will be able to legally purchase cannabis. As ... Read more

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Abuse of elders becoming more common

By Charles Ticker I recently came across two articles online from Australia that contain disturbing examples of how the abuse of elders has become more and more common. ... Read more

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Always review a current status certificate before buying a condo

By Lisa Laredo Buying a condo is not the same as buying a house. With a condo, there are a few extra details you should check before signing the deal. A crucial one is the ... Read more

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Court of Appeal clarifies the law surrounding mass terminations

By Laura Williams In a recent case , the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified an employer’s obligations under the  Employment Standards Act, 2000  (the ESA) ... Read more

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Protection from phone scams

By Ryan Duquette A recent report states that by next year almost half of the calls we receive on our mobile devices will be scam calls. These types of phone scams have ... Read more

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What is a minute book?

By Anton Katz If you have incorporated or are preparing to do so, you have probably heard that you will need to maintain and keep all your corporate documents, but what does ... Read more

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A hippie commune for seniors?

By Ian Hull Is it possible for today’s seniors to return to their hippie past? For some, plans are in the works. Youth of the 1960s were a powerful social force that ... Read more

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Unpaid suspensions: clarification on the law

By Laura Williams A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal has refined the law on administrative suspensions and, particularly, when such a suspension constitutes a ... Read more

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If you’re happy and you know it, don’t clap your hands

By Marcel Strigberger Here is the latest on what some of the scholars of higher learning on campus are up to. No this isn’t Berkley; it’s England. ... Read more

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Canada Pension Plan vs. long-term disability benefits

By Nainesh Kotak There are several types of financial aid that may be available to you if you become disabled due to illness or injury and are unable to work. The two ... Read more

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Parents’ down payment gifts and divorcing children

By Marcus Sixta The gifting of down payments by parents to their children is on the rise as home ownership becomes increasingly unattainable in many Canadian cities. In fact, ... Read more

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Age discrimination: cutting off benefits at 65

By Bram Lecker  and Kimberley Sebag When the new millennium arrived, the Ontario government was put on notice, like many others across the western world. A massive ... Read more

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New snooping case for health privacy

By Kate Dewhirst Decision 74  recently released by the Information and Privacy Commissioner is another snooping case. My summary of all the IPC decisions is ... Read more

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Providing eldercare? Have an estate discussion

By Suzana Popovic-Montag We’ve seen it too many times in our estate litigation practice. An adult child moves in with an elderly parent and looks after them in the ... Read more

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The cost of being your own lawyer

By Inga Andriessen Some blog topics come up over and over again on our site. It’s not because we’ve run out of ideas – believe me we have ideas. ... Read more

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The riveting conclusion to ‘should mediators work on contingency?’

By Mitchell Rose Welcome to the riveting conclusion of last week’s post, entitled  should mediators work on contingency?  I appreciate the ... Read more

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Self-employment income in the context of child support

By Lisa Gelman In a  recent decision , the Ontario Superior Court addressed whether a husband’s expenses from self-employment could be deducted from his gross ... Read more

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Safer streets: where are we now?

By Patrick Brown  and Nicole Fielding As we enter the final quarter of 2018, it is a good time to reflect on all that has happened this year, and all that remains to be ... Read more

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