Carbon Tax Will Be Implemented In Ontario On April 1st! But How (If At All) Will Your Condominium Be Impacted?

As part of Canada’s effort to meet the emission reduction goals established at the 2015 Paris Global Climate Conference, a federal carbon tax will take effect on Monday, April 1st, 2019. The tax will take effect in the four Provinces that failed to introduce their own approved carbon pricing systems – Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Continue reading “Carbon Tax Will Be Implemented In Ontario On April 1st! But How (If At All) Will Your Condominium Be Impacted?”

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Are Condominium Residents Entitled to Privacy on the Common Elements?

The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled on the circumstances that may give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy in R v Jarvis. While the case was decided in the criminal context (with respect to the charge of “voyeurism”), it has potential wide-reaching implications on privacy rights in general. Continue reading “Are Condominium Residents Entitled to Privacy on the Common Elements?”

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What Happens If You’ve Delayed In Bringing a Court Claim? Here’s a Case That You Should Know About

Generally speaking, a party that wishes to commence a court action must do so within two years of when he/she first became aware (or ought to have become aware) of the existence of the claim. We call this the “limitation period” and there are a number of factors that go into assessing when the limitation period starts to run. In the case of Presley v Van Dusen, 2019 ONCA 66 [Presley], the Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed that in order for the limitation period to begin to run, a key question that must also be asked in the assessment is: Whether or not a legal proceeding is an appropriate means to seek to remedy the injury, loss, or damage?  Continue reading “What Happens If You’ve Delayed In Bringing a Court Claim? Here’s a Case That You Should Know About”

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