Category: Miscellany

Feds provide full list of newly-banned weapons

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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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“STOP SOP” has won… but will it win?

The “STOP SOP” slate for the Bencher elections (for the Law Society’s governing body) damn near swept the Board. There were 24 lawyers nominated on that slate (12 outside of Toronto, 12 in Toronto): 10 of the 12 Toronto lawyers running on the slate were elected; all 12 of the outside Toronto lawyers running on […]

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“When can Directors of Charities be Compensated?”

Lori Duffy and Kate Stephens of Weir Foulds give us a rundown.

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Personal electronic devices: Canada/USA border rights and obligations

Henry Chang at Blaney’s has provided two very useful summary articles on your rights and obligations regarding your personal electronic devices when crossing the Canada-US border. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection Updates Policy on Border Searches of Electronic Devices” “Does the Canada Border Services Agency Have the Authority to Search Your Electronic Devices?”  

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HRTO making bigger damage awards

From De Bousquet PC Barristers and Solicitors: “…there is an increasing willingness on the part of the HRTO to grant significant monetary awards to discriminated employees. However, it seems that an employer’s conduct must be of a particularly egregious nature to warrant such a significant award.”    

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ONCA “reinforces deference to arbitration”

“The Court held that courts must defer to arbitral awards unless the applicant can meet the exacting standards to set aside an award contained in the Ontario [legislation].”  An international arbitration case, but one which follows the pattern of those done locally under the Arbitration Act. Thank you to F. Paul Morrison, Claire Seaborn and […]

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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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“The 2018 Federal Budget: What [Federally Regulated] Employers Should Know”

Kyle Lambert of McMillan, LLP provides a useful summary of “several notable employment law changes that will impact federally-regulated employers, including a proposal for new pay equity legislation and a plan for shared paid parental leave”. “The 2018 Federal Budget: What Employers Should Know.”

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Big Changes for Collection Agencies

There are now significant changes to Ontario’s collection laws.  Neil Abbott and Sam Starkman of Gowlings have a good summary of some of the most important of these changes: A large change is that the definition of “collection agency” will now include a person who purchases debts that are in arrears (past due) and collects […]

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