Category Essential Acts

Bookmark This: e-Laws Relaunched, Updated

Ontario’s online home for official electronic copies of statutes and regulations has a new name and a new look. The new site was announced this morning. It comes after a year of testing and calls for feedback on design and functionality. With a cleaner look and feel, and simplified help information, the site offers easier […]

Legal Word of the Day: “Judicial Review”

“Judicial Review” — A procedural oversight process, to determine whether a decision-maker exceeded its statutory mandate or breached principles of procedural fairness in reaching a decision. The Judicial Review court can issue orders for: mandamus, prohibition or certiorari. It can make declarations, or issue injunctions, or both. Judicial Reviews are not appeals. They allow a […]

Illegal Electrical Work in Schools – Contractors Fined

A general contractor and a licensed electrical contractor have been convicted and fined for illegal electrical work done in several schools in the Ottawa, Kingston and Pembroke areas. Mario Giroux, owner of Construction “G,” pleaded guilty April 3 in Ottawa’s Ontario Court of Justice to 13 counts of performing electrical work without an electrical contractor’s […]

Housing Co-ops – Eviction Changes Coming

In less than a month, legislative changes take effect that will dramatically alter the way housing co-operatives handle evicting their members. The legislation amends the Co-operative Corporations Act and Residential Tenancies Act, and could mean more work for paralegals. The biggest change: most co-op eviction disputes will move from the courts to the Landlord & […]

Construction Lien Act Review Imminent

The province has announced an independent review of the Construction Lien Act. Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur announced March 28 that the government is responding to feedback from public hearings on Bill 69, the Prompt Payment Act, which identified a need to close gaps in Ontario’s construction laws. An independent review of the Construction Lien Act […]

Promissory Note Limitations – A Success Story

Brampton paralegal Ben Peterson successfully challenged a motion to strike a claim. When is a promissory note due? I had a motion last week in Small Claims Court, with a surprising result. It was in regards to a promissory note. My client, the plaintiff, had given the defendant a cheque for $16,000 in June, 2009, […]

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