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  • How a Proposed Law Could Cut Off Legal Aid for Low-Income PeopleNovember 7, 2018

    Unless the federal government changes course, proposed legislation designed to amend Canada’s criminal justice system will wreak havoc on law school clinics in Canada — and will actually worsen the administration of justice in our criminal courts.First introduced in the House of Commons in March 201 … Read more »

  • Damages for Victims of CrimesOctober 25, 2018

    Let’s assume you or a loved one is injured or killed by someone else engaged in the commision of a criminal act. The obvious result will be pain and suffering and potentially economic loss. Yes you might sue the offender if they have any money, but if not, what can you do? The Compensation for Victi … Read more »

  • Succesor LandlordsOctober 24, 2018

    A “Successor Landlord” is one who purchases or otherwise becomes the owner of a residential complex or building from, or through, the existing landowner, your landlord. What happens to your legal rights and obligations when that happens is the focus of this post. The answer is provided in three part … Read more »

  • Quashing Appeals to the Divisional CourtOctober 18, 2018

    An appeal lies as of right from a decision of the Landlord & Tenant Board (LTB) to the Divisional Court of Ontario under s. 210 of the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). The appeal must however be on a question of law. It is not an opportunity to rehash the hearing hoping for a better result. If there … Read more »

  • The Fine PrintOctober 11, 2018

    Everyday Unsigned Contracts:Most of us enter into contracts on a daily basis. We do so when we go to the movies, drop of dry cleaning, order a meal or buy a bus ticket. These contracts we do not sign as they are everyday occurrences, yet contracts they are.Everyday Signed Contracts:There are other e … Read more »