Category: Business/Commercial Law

“Ontario Lifting Suspension Of Lien Periods”

Robert Farmer, Andrew J. Skinner and Stewart J. Wallace of Dickinson Wright provide a very useful short summary of the lifting of the suspension of certain lien periods under the Construction Act (formerly the Construction Lien Act). “One of the perhaps unintended consequences of this order was the suspension of the deadline for suppliers of goods […]

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Suspension of limitation periods and Rules time limits

The Ontario government has issued an order suspending the operation of any statute, regulation or rule that sets out a limitation period, or the timing within which a step must be taken to start a court or tribunal case, or any step within it. [You can find the full text here.] What does this mean? […]

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Regulation suspending limitation and statutory time limits

Ontario Regulationmade under theEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND CIVIL PROTECTION ACTORDER UNDER SUBSECTION 7.1(2) OF THE ACTCurrent to March 28, 2020No amendments Whereas an emergency has been declared pursuant to Order in Council 518/2020 (Ontario Regulation 50/20) [Emergency Order found here] on March 17, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. Toronto time pursuant to section 7.0.1 of the Emergency […]

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Standard Charge Terms online!

As of December 2018, all Standard Charge Terms registered after January 1, 2007 are now available for download – for free – from the OnLand portal.  Hat tip to the Middlesex Law Association for spreading the word!

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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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