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Avoid phishing scams over the holidays

Avoid phishing scams over the holidays

Fraudsters often increase their efforts over the holidays when key staff may be away and people generally may be more distracted or rushing to get things done before the end of the year. The risk of getting duped could be increased this year with many of us working from home and the usual checks and… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Ontario’s Residential Condominium Buyers’ Guide

Ontario’s Residential Condominium Buyers’ Guide

Ontario’s Residential Condominium Buyers’ Guide was developed by the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) and approved by the Minister as a helpful resource for the purchasers of new condo units. Beginning on January 1, 2021 developers must provide a copy of the Condo Guide… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Emotional intelligence: the essential skill for the workplace and life

Emotional intelligence: the essential skill for the workplace and life

The concept of emotional intelligence isn’t new but has seen exponential growth over the years and is said to be the essential skill in the workplace and in our personal lives. We’ve all heard about the dichotomy of the heart and mind – it is at the centre of the concept of emotional intelligence. Stopping… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized, Communication Errors, Wellness and Balance

Operators of short-term rentals in Toronto must register prior to December 31, 2020

Operators of short-term rentals in Toronto must register prior to December 31, 2020

Lawyers should be aware of the new short-term rental rules in the City of Toronto in order to advise clients who may be buying a property with the intent of short-term rental. Only registered operators can short-term rent in Toronto. The valid City-issued registration number must be included in all advertised listings (in the format:… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate


Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Bulletin: Money Mule Awareness

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Bulletin: Money Mule Awareness

The following is the text of a bulletin from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: Increasingly, fraud networks are recruiting unsuspecting fraud victims to receive and transfer money from other victims. When this happens, the victim becomes a money mule. What is a Money Mule? A money mule is an individual who is recruited by fraudsters to… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Ontario limitation periods resumed September 14, 2020

Ontario limitation periods resumed September 14, 2020

By an Emergency Order dated March 20, the Ontario government suspended the running of most provincial limitation periods and procedural time periods retroactively to March 16 due to the COVID-19 emergency. This Emergency Order was revoked on September 14, 2020. The government had previously lifted the suspension for Construction Act, Planning Act and support arrears… Read More »

Categories: Limitations Claims

Ontario limitation periods and procedural time periods resume September 14, 2020

Ontario limitation periods and procedural time periods resume September 14, 2020

By an Emergency Order dated March 20, the Ontario government suspended the running of most provincial limitation periods and procedural time periods retroactively to March 16 due to the COVID-19 emergency. The Emergency Order will be revoked on September 14, 2020. While the government has already lifted the suspension for some types of matters (Construction… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

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