Category: Business/Commercial Law

New employment law changes

On October 23, 2018, the new Conservative Ontario government introduced Bill 47, the “Making Ontario Open for Business Act”, getting rid of parts of “Bill 148”, the former Liberal government’s “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017” Changes to Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act and the College of Trades legislation. This is a summary […]

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Small Claims Court says that Bell can’t play shell game with price

“Customer takes Bell to court and wins, as judge agrees telecom giant can’t promise a price, then change it” “In a judgment issued last month in a Toronto small claims court, Deputy Judge William C. De Lucia said that Bell’s attempt to impose new terms after a verbal contract guaranteeing a monthly price for 24 […]

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“Recognizing the red flags of real estate scams involving corporate identity theft”

Lisa Weinstein (VP, TitlePlus, LawPro) gives us this important article: Recognizing the red flags of real estate scams involving corporate identity theft

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Bill 148 and the government attack on independent contracting

Among the many provisions of Bill 148 is the Ontario government’s intention to hire many more employment standards officers (175) and send them out into the business world (you know, the folks that pay taxes) with a mandate to classify independent contractors as employees and then sanction the business now deemed to be an “employer”. […]

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ICD Webinar: Increasing regulatory impact on Director Insurance

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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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“New Record-Keeping Obligations for Ontario Corporations are Coming”

Anthony M.C. Alexander and Gabriella Lombardi of Davies draw our attention to some key new obligations imposed on Ontario corporations: “The management of existing Ontario corporations should be aware that, by December 10, 2018, the law will require them to prepare, and to thereafter maintain, a register of all ownership interests in Ontario land held […]

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London Chamber of Commerce

Camberwell House is now a member of the London Chamber of Commerce.

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“Building the Next Generation of Public Servants”

My friend and LEHC colleague and former Project Officer here at Camberwell House Spencer Sandor has an article in the most recent (v.27 no.1) edition of IPAC’s Public Sector Management magazine:  “Building the Next Generation of Public Servants, by Embracing Opportunities for Change“. Money quote, and the thought most worth pondering: “there is opportunity for […]

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Vexatious Litigant decision, Terracorp et al. v. John Shane Becky et al.

A judge has jurisdiction under the Courts of Justice Act to find that an appellant is a vexatious litigant and, as a consequence, to order that no further proceedings be instituted by them without leave of the Court.  A s. 140 order does not deny a vexatious litigant access to the courts. The additional initial […]

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