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Construction Liens: Which Act applies?

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To accompany the blog post originally posted on September 16, entitled Upcoming Changes to the Construction Act , we are pleased to share a detailed flowchart to help you determine which Act applies to your construction law matter. Generally, the old Act will apply where a contract for the improvement was entered into before July… Read More »

Categories: Construction

Update: Upcoming Changes to the Construction Act

In the year since its enactment, Ontario’s new Construction Act has already made a noted impact on the practice of construction law in the province. The amendments to the previous Construction Lien Act (“CLA”) were to be implemented in two phases: Phase 1, the modernization provisions, effective July 1, 2018; and Phase 2, prompt payment… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Civil Litigation

The First Timer’s Going to Court Cheat Sheet

What to wear? Where to stand? Going to court for the first time can be an intimidating experience, but it can become familiar with practice. The level of formality and decorum in a courtroom is a unique part of Canadian life and should be treated seriously. Unlike what you may have seen on shows and… Read More »

Categories: Practice Aids

Attention Real Estate Lawyers: Standard Closing Documents

The Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate has released updated Ontario-wide Standard Closing Documents (OSCD). Of particular note, is the addition of a new document – a Section 116 Income Tax Act Undertaking (Undertaking (Non-Residency)).  Closing a transaction with a non-resident vendor can be challenging if the vendor has not secured a Section 116… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

New corporate registration requirements

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As of June of 2019, federal private corporations will be required to maintain a registry of “Individuals with Significant Control” (ISC) in addition to an annual obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure their register is complete and up-to-date. Corporations will have an obligation to update their registry within 15 days of becoming aware of… Read More »

Categories: Corporate Law

Law Society of Alberta fraud warning about “GSKS Law Firm”

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The Law Society of Alberta has received a report about a business, “GSKS Law Firm”, purporting to be a law firm. The business operates a website at http://gskslaw.com. The individuals associated with the business are falsely holding themselves out as members of the Law Society of Alberta and are reaching out to individuals to offer… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention
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