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What is a “Living Will”?

The term “living will” is commonly used to describe a document recording instructions regarding treatment. For example, it is common for people to write a “living will” stating that they do not want to be kept alive on artificial life support if there is no chance of medical recovery. A living will and a Power […]

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What is a “Continuing Power of Attorney for Property”?

A “Continuing Power of Attorney for Property” is a power of attorney for property that provides the person you designate with the authority to attend to property and financial matters on your behalf in the event that you are not capable of attending to those matters personally, and extends to cover a situation where you […]

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What is a “Non-Continuing Power of Attorney for Property”?

A “Non-Continuing Power of Attorney for Property” is a power of attorney that provides the person you designate with the authority to attend to financial matters on your behalf if you are not capable of attending to those matters personally, for a specific time, or during a specific occurrence (such as extended travel away from […]

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What does “attorney” mean in Canada?

First and most importantly, “attorney” in Canada does not mean “lawyer”, as it does in the United States. In Canada it is most commonly used to mean “the donee of a power of attorney”. When you draft a power of attorney for property naming, for example, your sister to look after your business and bank […]

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Taxed for Air… coming to Ontario?

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No Employment Law Services

Please be advised that as of April 6, 2021 Camberwell House will no longer be supplying employment law services. We thank our past clients for their patronage, and wish them the best as we move to a more focused and specialized set of services.

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The coup de grâce for faxes

In a blog post late last year we noted that faxes were Out, at least so far as service under the Rules of Civil Procedure are concerned. The only thing left (according the the Rules) was the possibility that Confirmation Forms could be sent to court offices by fax because that hadn’t been specifically removed […]

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Termination clauses in employment contracts: dead?

Last year, the Ontario Court of Appeal [ONCA] in a case called Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc. [“Waksdale“] said that a termination clause in an employment contract must be looked at in its entirety, and so invalid clauses can invalidate valid clauses, even where they are separate and governed by a severance clause. The […]

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Pre-Incorporation Contracts

On October 23, 2020 the Supreme Court of Canada in Owners, Strata Plan LMS 3905 v. Crystal Square Parking Corp. 2020 SCC 29 clarified the law on whether or not a corporation is bound by a contract made for it before it was incorporated. Generally, a corporation isn’t bound by a pre-incorporation contract. However, once […]

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The London Chamber of Commerce’s info on the new shutdown

[Quoted in full, below.] Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown Commencing December 26th.  Government Providing Grants of up to $20,000 to Small Business Impacted by New Public Health Measures As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing […]

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