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- My Partner Took the House, the Kids, and Half of my Money – Can I At Least Keep the Dog?
To many of us, pets are more than just animals; they provide companionship, unconditional love and affection, and become part of the family. In 2022, 60% of Canadian households owned at least one dog or cat. This number grew following the COVID-19 pandemic; one-third of pet owners have brought a pet … Read more »
- I Want My Partner to Sign a Marriage Contract – How Can I Make Sure This Will Stand Up in Court?
Marriage evokes thoughts of fairy tale romance, soulmates, and lifelong commitment and devotion to your partner. So, it can be awkward when you have to ask the love of your life to sign an agreement anticipating the end of your relationship. A marriage contract is a legal document signed by both spo … Read more »
- Provincial Nominee Program: How it Works and Who can Apply
The Provincial Nominee Program (“PNP”) allows foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada through provincial or territorial selection in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Each province and territory mandate their own nomination streams through requirements tailored t … Read more »
- The Future of Firearms: Bill C-21 Proposes Strongest-Ever Restrictions
Last week, Public Safety Canada released a statement on a hotly contested piece of legislation that could become the strictest gun law in North America. Bill C-21, which was first introduced one year ago, proposes amendments to four federal laws: the Criminal Code, the Firearms Act, the Nuclear Safe … Read more »
- Impaired Driving – Recent Decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada
For those who practice impaired driving and 80 plus law, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently rendered two decisions of interest. v. McColman, 2023 SCC 8 On March 23, 2023 they decided an appeal from the Court of Appeal for Ontario, which dealt with whether a sobriety test under section 48 of … Read more »