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Ontario has passed a new bill that will protect amateur athletes and educate coaches about the danger of head injuries. The first of its kind in Canada, the new concussion safety legislation was passed with all-party support on Tuesday March 27th; such unanimous consensus is rare, suggesting a shift in social and political awareness of … Read more

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In mid-November, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced a new small business tax cut and incentives to hire young workers during his fall economic statement. The announcement comes as small companies struggle to cope with elevated business costs and worry about the province’s impending minimum wage increase. Indeed, business lawyers in Ontario have been busy … Read more

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When Toronto’s city council voted in November to make the new Bloor Street bike lanes permanent, cycling advocates were faced with a strange reality: Toronto is slowly becoming a more bike-friendly city. However, as more people opt to commute to work via bicycle, personal injury lawyers are bracing themselves for an uptick in cycling accident … Read more

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In Toronto and the GTA, real estate lawyers and their clients have grappled with climbing housing prices for several years. Both the federal and provincial governments have taken steps to cool Southern Ontario’s housing market, and now Ottawa appears ready to back away from a campaign pledge that it believes would exacerbate the problem. During … Read more

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On December 1, 2017, benchers of the Law Society of Upper Canada voted to expand the scope of paralegals in family law matters. This was in part a response to an earlier report commissioned by the law society and the provincial government to improve upon access to justice measures available to an increasing number of … Read more

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Title insurance, which protects homeowners against losses related to their property’s title or ownership, has been widely embraced by real estate lawyers in Ontario, wrote Dale Smith in a recent Law Times article. The widespread adoption of title insurance has made life simpler for lawyers and improved the affordability of legal services for their clients. … Read more

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In late October, David Marshall, perhaps Ontario’s leading auto insurance expert, sat down with Don Forgeron of the Insurance Bureau of Canada for a discussion at the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) annual convention. Their talk touched on several facets of the province’s auto insurance system that concern Ontario personal injury lawyers. David Marshall … Read more

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Now that you have set your clocks back and are hopefully benefiting from an additional hour of rest, it is time to make adjustments to your payment schedule for ongoing child support obligations. According to the Department of Justice website, http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/child-enfant/ft-tf.html, the Federal Child Support Tables have been updated to reflect more recent tax rules. … Read more

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For many people, cellphones are an extension of their body, and walking while texting has become commonplace. This seemingly simple act however, is not without its dangers. The dangers became even more salient and exacerbated when the “Pokeman Go” video game reached it’s height of popularity. Heightened focus on your phone reduces awareness of your … Read more

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Posthumous Conception occurs when the child is conceived and born after the death of the parent. This can now occur due to advances in reproductive technologies in the field of medicine. Under certain circumstances, children conceived posthumously are entitled to inherit and receive support from the estate of the deceased parent or his or her … Read more

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