Publications

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE “AIN’T” WHAT IT USED TO BE IN ONTARIO

  By Sheila Marcantonio   By now, you all know that we in Ontario are paying the highest insurance costs for automobile insurance in Canada and apparently, we have the least amount of accidents.  Ontario’s roads are among the safest in North America.  According to a recent government report, Ontario’s 2013 auto-accident fatality rate was […] Read More

How the Structure of Your Company Plays a Role in Valuation during Separation or Divorce

  by Ryan Pearson   Being a small business owner can be complicated if you are going through a separation or divorce.  It can be difficult to value an unincorporated small business, which includes sole proprietorships, partnership interests, and professional practices.  The valuation process is sometimes more complex than valuing a small business that is […] Read More

HAVE YOU UPDATED YOUR WILL LATELY?

While taking the initiative to have a will in place is important for the effective management of personal wealth and assets. Remembering to update your will after major life events is equally as important. Key milestones that trigger the need for review include marriage, the birth of a child, separation, divorce and a significant change […] Read More

Getting Fit With The Consumer Protection Act, 2002

As the summer season is coming to a end, many of us are left wondering what happened to our resolutions to get fit and stay active.  If your fall’s resolution included becoming a member of a gym, sports / fitness club, karate and other martial arts studios or similar facilities, then there are a few […] Read More

Change of Name Act – and Changing a Child’s Name

Hardly any parent can imagine when their child is born that they may get involved in a heated custody dispute over their new precious gift.  As a result, parents often do not pay much mind to the child’s last name and often simply follow the tradition of using the father’s last name or perhaps a […] Read More

Renovating? Hiring Contractors? What Every Homeowner Should Know

By Johanna McNulty Whether you are thinking about embarking on a major renovation project, or building your own custom dream home on your own lot, there are important legal requirements in the Construction Lien Act that may apply to you. The purpose of this article is to provide you, as a homeowner, with a brief […] Read More

A Call to Employers to Review Internal Dress Codes: Ontario Human Rights Commission Publishes Inquiry Report on Sexual & Gender-Based Dress Codes

By Vita Gauley In November, 2015, as a result of concerns appearing in the media, including a CBC Marketplace inquiry focused on restaurant dress codes, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (Commission) was prompted to revisit its position and policy on sexualized or gender-based dress codes. The CBC Marketplace highlighted that while the issue seemed prevalent […] Read More

PROTECT YOUR PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE EXEMPTION! – CHANGES TO REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SALE OF YOUR HOME

PROTECT YOUR PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE EXEMPTION! – CHANGES TO REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SALE OF YOUR HOME By Dave Thomas   Generally speaking, Canadians do not pay any Capital Gains Tax on the growth in value of their homes.  The Income Tax Act provides an exemption called the “Principal Residence Exemption”.  In most cases, if you own […] Read More

Drafting Purposes for Charitable Registration of Arts Activities

  When preparing an application to register a corporation as a charitable organization, an applicant must take particular care in drafting the purposes section of the application, as these define the objectives and objects the organization hopes to achieve upon incorporation. The purposes define what the organization plans to accomplish in incorporating itself. This guide […] Read More

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