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Tell Us What You REALLY Think – SCOPE Poll

Isn’t it nice to be asked your opinion? Paralegal SCOPE polls ask readers a new question each week. Share your views, share the poll, and help to take the pulse of your profession. Voting is anonymous. Results will be posted in one week. This week’s poll:   Check Out Previous Polls:    

Different Kind of Grow-Op, Different Practice Area

A recent appeal heard at the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal tribunal demonstrates the powers these panels have. Tobacco farmer Matthew Sobczyk had appealed the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers’ Marketing Boards decision to deny his 2014 application for a licence to produce tobacco, and retain the proceeds from the sale of seized tobacco. The […]

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 & […]

Do I Need a Paralegal?

Faced with a potential legal issue, more and more Ontarians are hearing: “Call a paralegal.” But what is a paralegal, anyway, and why should you contact one? Paralegals are the newest members of Ontario’s legal services community. Ontario’s 7,500 or so paralegals are licensed and regulated by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) – […]

Leaps, Falls, Fires, Cuts: March OHSA Fines

Ontario employers — and an employee — have been fined recently, after prosecutions for workplace incidents, under the Provincial Offences Act.   Justice Peter H. Wilkie fined Vomar Industries Inc. of LaSalle, Manitoba, operating as Tank Traders, $55,000 for failing to protect workers and improperly handling propane. The company pleaded guilty and was sentenced March […]

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