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“Are They Soldiers? Or Are They Children?” Part 2

“Are They Soldiers?  Or Are They Children?  Preparing the Canadian Military for the Contemporary Security Environment.”  by Lindsay Coombs.  Part 2. Are they Soldiers or Children – Part 2 – 2017-02 Sitrep Reprinted here with the kind permission of the Royal Canadian Military Institute.

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“Are They Soldiers? Or Are They Children?” Part 1

“Are They Soldiers?  Or Are They Children?  Preparing the Canadian Military for the Contemporary Security Environment.”  by Lindsay Coombs.  Part 1.  Sitrep, RCMI, November-December, 2016.  Are they Soldiers or Children – Part 1 – 2016-12 Sitrep Reprinted here with the kind permission of the Royal Canadian Military Institute.

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Mortgage Discharge Escalation Contact List

Mortgage Discharge Escalation Contact List for Real Estate Lawyers – Updated 2017  In response to concerns raised through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada regarding delays in the delivery or registration of some mortgage discharges,  the Canadian Bankers Association has provided law societies with a list of bank contacts for lawyers. The list is […]

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Why Is Domestic Violence Now Becoming a Workplace Responsibility?

Yosie Saint-Cyr at SLAW has an excellent short piece on this question here.   An excerpt: “Domestic violence may prevent a victim from getting to work, prevent a victim from concentrating on work, and interfere with co-workers’ performance as well. Other employees may be impacted due to fear, stress, concern for the victim’s well-being, increased workload […]

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“Ontario raises land transfer tax rates”

Because nothing says responsible governance like raising taxes on one of the few parts of the economy that is doing well. As noted by Messrs. Brodlieb and Kumar in their article, “Ontario raises land transfer tax rates”: “The tax rate on the portion of the value of consideration above CA$400,000 for purchasers of all other […]

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“Resignation: Best Practices for Employers”

David Witkowski at Rubin Thomlinson LLP writes about best practices when an employment is terminated by way of employee resignation. His list includes practices such as Confirming the resignation in writing “to confirm that the employee is the one ending the employment relationship”; Checking the employment agreement for waiver of notice of resignation to ensure […]

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“Three Questions that will drive your business”

“Three Questions that will drive your business” David Schefter of Raymond James gives us this excellent and short synopsis of a process by which we can heighten our businesses’ focus and improve client recruitment and retention by answering three questions: 1.What do you do? 2.Why does it matter? 3.Who cares? Very much worth reading in […]

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A worrying case regarding summary judgment

Matt McCarthy of Filion, Wakely draws our attention to a recent Court of Appeal decision, Singh v. Concept Plastics Limited, 2016 ONCA 815.  In this case two employees brought wrongful dismissal suits under the Simplified Procedure, and they then sought summary judgment, which a motions court judge granted them.  An appeal by the employer set […]

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“Bill 47 Protecting Rewards Points Act: Will rewards points become more rewarding for Ontario consumers?”

Osler’s Andraya Frith and Christine Jackson provide an overview of Ontario Private Member’s Bill, Bill 47, Protecting Rewards Points Act (Consumer Protection Amendment), 2016. According to the Ontario Legislature, “The Bill amends the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 with respect to rewards points.  The definition of a “consumer agreement” is amended to include agreements under which rewards points […]

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A judicial error on a fact doesn’t create a right of appeal

Justice Warkentin, on a motion for leave to appeal a Master’s order setting aside a default judgment, noted that the Master’s factual error on a date was not enough to merit an appeal when the Master had properly considered the relevant factors on the motion before him. Wine v. Karmiol et al., 2016 ONSC 3144 […]

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