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Colin Lachance

Case Law Update — What’s New at CanLII & CanLII Connects

CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII’s goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. CanLII Connects makes it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. CanLII Connects launched April 4, 2014 […]


So-called ‘Agents’ on the Spot; Man Says Argos Discriminate Against Men

Tribunals are a significant practice area for Ontario’s paralegals. Here are highlights from a few recent tribunal cases of interest to the profession. A Hamilton Landlord & Tenant Board member has suggested the Law Society of Upper Canada should look into the exemption status of an “agent” who has represented landlords at hearings. In a […]

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New Osgoode Certificate Program Starts Nov. 29

Osgoode Professional Development, a leader in professional legal education, is offering a unique new opportunity for paralegals: an intensive four-day certificate program that includes three of the main paralegal forums. The first Osgoode Certificate in Handling Provincial Offences Court, Small Claims Court & Landlord and Tenant Board Matters program starts Sat. Nov. 29. This certificate […]

Rent Increase Set for 2015

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has announced the 2015 rent increase cap: 1.6%. The cap will apply to about 85% of private residential units in Ontario. Also known as the rent increase guideline, this is the maximum a landlord can raise a tenant’s rent without the approval of the Landlord and Tenant Board. […]

Not an Owner? No LTB Self-Rep for You!

Landlords must also be owners of properties they represent at the Landlord and Tenant Board, according to a recent interim order. In CEL-32403-13-BIR-IN (Re), 2014 CanLII 31000 (ON LTB), member Jeanie Theoharis found that “IC” is a “landlord” under the Residential Tenancies Act, but is not an “owner.” Citing Law Society of Upper Canada v. […]

Legal Word of the Day: “Limitation Period”

Limitation Period — Time limit on initiating an action, claim or complaint. The action may be related to remedy an injury, loss or damage from an act or omission. In Ontario, these time limits are set out in the Limitations Act, 2002. It came into force in 2004 and was amended in 2006 to permit […]

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