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Administrative Dismissals are Coming: What to Do When the Deadline to Set an Action Down for Trial is Approaching or Has Passed

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We are all aware of the March 20, 2020 Emergency Order where the Ontario government suspended the running of most provincial limitation periods and procedural time periods retroactively to March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the effects of this suspension period is that Ontario courts ceased issuing administrative dismissals of actions… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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September 30 marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day was created to honour survivors of the residential schools, their families, and communities, and this public commemoration remains a vital part of the reconciliation process. September 30 is a federal statutory holiday. Banks, the post office and other federally regulated entities will… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Diversity

New Federal Underused Housing Tax

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When Bill C-8, the Underused Housing Tax Act, received Royal Assent on June 9, 2022, the federal government created a new tax on underused (i.e. vacant) residential properties owned by non-resident non-Canadians. This new tax came into effect January 1, 2022. On December 31st of each year, every non-excluded owner1 of residential property2, must file… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

August 2, 2022 Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media

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The Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media | Superior Court of Justice (ontariocourts.ca) has been amended to clarify parties’ responsibilities in civil and family matters regarding (1) filing books of authorities and facta, (2) providing accurate hearing-time estimates, and (3) bringing to the attention of the court all relevant material facts and… Read More »

Categories: Family Law, Civil Litigation

CPD: Tips for Real Estate Lawyers (October 6)

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The real estate market is shifting, and so are the risks. LAWPRO is seeing a range of real estate claims and new dangerous real estate frauds. Join our panel featuring leading real estate lawyers and LAWPRO counsel who will share practical tips about key risk areas and how to effectively manage them. Register here Speakers… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Update about fund transfers

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There has been much written about how lawyers receive and deliver money from their trust accounts on behalf of their clients as part of a transaction. The issue comes down to ensuring good funds are being dealt with in order that value is exchanged. In Canada, our banking system works on the basis of trust,… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Fraud Prevention

Family law updates from the Superior Court of Justice and LAWPRO

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Family law lawyers – please note the following updates from the Superior Court of Justice: The SCJ’s Binding Judicial Dispute Resolution pilot for family cases is now available in Barrie, Oshawa, Peterborough/Cobourg/Lindsay, Cornwall, Ottawa and both regions in the north. Family lawyers in those regions should consider using it to reach a streamlined disposition of… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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