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- Could a Gift Card Compensate for a Minor Human Rights Tribunal complaint?
A recent British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal decision has struck down a human rights complaint by a supermarket customer on the grounds that she was already compensated by the store for her complaint. But what compensation was considered enough? In Duke v Sobeys, 2018 BCHRT 283, the complainant … Read more »
- How Canada’s Privacy Legislation Affects the Use of Third Party Information and Payment Processors
Businesses often use third party entities to process customer information or transactions and to then relay portions of that information back to the business. Businesses using third parties in this manner should be aware of the provisions of Canada’s privacy legislation in this regard. Overview o … Read more »
- Thinking of Getting Married? Maybe You Should Consider A Marriage Contract
There is more to marriage than just a party with a DJ and catered food. Getting married is a serious legal undertaking which involves significant financial consequences. I realize that discussing a marriage contract with your spouse can be extremely difficult and may spoil the mood. Marriage contrac … Read more »
- Avoiding Guardianship Litigation with Carefully Considered Powers of Attorney
With Canada’s aging population, there has been an increase in disputes within families about who should be making personal and financial decisions on behalf of incapable members of the family. Many of these disputes could be avoided with properly drafted Powers of Attorney. In Ontario, there are two … Read more »
- What happens when a party to a real estate transaction fails to close?
The Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) has been signed and any conditions waived or fulfilled. All that remains is for the closing itself to take place. What happens when a party to a firm APS fails to close the deal? This may happen, for example, if the buyers find out that they are unable to obt … Read more »