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Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 3:53 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court denies developer’s appeal to not pay road improvement costs

The Alberta Court of Appeal has dismissed a developer’s appeal regarding payment to improve a road incidental to a highway that would provide access to its development. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 3:31 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court dismisses extension to appeal where unit owner owed over $300K in levies

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has denied an extension to file an appeal record and transcript in a case where a property owner owed over $300,000 in levies. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

New president of Manitoba legal regulator eyes access to justice, technology, diversity Wayne Onchulenko, president of the Law Society of Manitoba.

Keeping lawyers up to speed on using technology and continuing to improve access to justice in remote communities are high priorities for the Law Society of Manitoba’s new president. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 9:28 AM

Accessible justice through law school public interest programming | Dana Rotenberg

It is an honour to have been invited by the Honourable Andromache Karakatsanis to write a guest column on the connection between access to justice and legal education. As law students across the country settle into the academic year, this is certainly a timely topic to explore. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 5:04 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Feds to scrap ‘efficiency’ defence to anti-competitive mergers, expand Competition Bureau power Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne

The Trudeau government has moved to scrap the controversial “efficiencies” defence to anti-competitive mergers as part of a new package of proposed legislative measures that would remove the GST from new purpose-built rental housing, while expanding the Competition Bureau’s powers to investigate and compel information and enabling the government to direct that the anti-monopoly watchdog inquire into the state of competition in particular industries. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 4:39 PM

Ford kills Greenbelt development plans as integrity commissioner declines ethics investigation Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has reversed a controversial decision to allow development on the protected Greenbelt, the same day a report from the province’s integrity commissioner ruled there are “insufficient grounds” for him to enter into a full investigation as to whether Ford had breached provincial ethics rules over events surrounding his daughter’s wedding. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 10:59 AM

Canada targets three Haitians for ‘significant corruption’ fuelling Haiti’s humanitarian crisis Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly

Canada has imposed dealings bans and entry prohibitions on three Haitian businessmen the federal government says have engaged in “gross and systematic human rights violations” and “acts that threaten the peace, security, and stability of Haiti.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 12:48 PM

Navigating the Underused Housing Tax maze Large empty kitchen in new house

Canada’s Underused Housing Tax (UHT), which took effect on Jan. 1, 2022, had its first filing deadline on April 30, 2023. However, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) provided transitional relief so that no penalties or interest will be applied for returns and payments received before Nov. 1, 2023. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 8:43 AM

[ Legal Wire ] - Over $300 million in insured losses due to Alberta, Prairie storms, says Insurance Bureau of Canada

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has emphasized the impact of summer storms in Alberta and the Prairies, noting over $300 million in insured losses to businesses, residential homes and vehicles. ... [read more]

Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 2:19 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court rejects application to restore builder’s appeal due to lack of merit

The Alberta Court of Appeal has dismissed an application to restore an abandoned appeal, finding that there was no reasonable excuse on part of the applicant for the delay. ... [read more]