Can Those Wrongfully Investigated by the Children’s Aid Society Sue for Damages?

October 22nd, 2020 by | Posted in Uncategorized

Being investigated by the Children’s Aid Society (“CAS”) can be an invasive and hurtful process, especially if that investigation is unfounded and results in the improper removal of children from a parent who maintains a loving caring relationship with their children. Do parents who have been improperly investigated by the CAS have a right to…

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The Absence of Exaggerated Evidence Does Not Support a Finding of Credibility

October 16th, 2020 by | Posted in Uncategorized

In R v. Alisaleh, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) recently considered whether a complainant’s absence of exaggeration supported a positive finding credibility. This decision strikes an important reminder for counsel, in both a civil and criminal context, to carefully review what elements of their client’s testimony will support a finding of credibility, and which…

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Temporary Layoff Regulation Extension

October 9th, 2020 by | Posted in COVID-19, Employment Law

The Ontario government has extended the COVID-19-related temporary layoff regulation to January 2, 2021 with the exception of those in federally regulated industries. The regulation permits an employer to temporarily lay off an employee, or temporarily reduce their hours and/or pay, without it being deemed constructive dismissal. Constructive dismissal is the term for when an…

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Are You a First-Time Home Buyer?

September 30th, 2020 by | Posted in Real Estate

Are you a first-time home buyer? If yes, then you may be eligible for a refund of all or some of the Land Transfer Tax which you will be required to pay when you purchase your home. As this may be your first time buying a home, it is important to know that there are…

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All Good Things Come to an End

September 23rd, 2020 by | Posted in Business Law

Many people have a dream of starting and running their own business. It provides financial independence, the ability to work on your schedule and allows you to invest in yourself and your ideas. What many of those same people put off is determining what the end of their journey is going to look like. It’s…

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Is Chronic Pain Included Under the Minor Injury Guidelines?

September 11th, 2020 by | Posted in Insurance, Personal Injury

Is Chronic Pain Included Under the Minor Injury Guidelines? The answer to this question according the Reconsideration Decision in the case of 17-000835 v. Aviva General Insurance Canada is NO. T.S. was injured in a motor vehicle accident on January 16, 2015 and sought funding from his insurer, Aviva General Insurance Canada (“Aviva”), for medical…

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Car Insurance, What Exactly am I Getting?

September 4th, 2020 by | Posted in Insurance, Personal Injury

Many Ontarians think that car insurance exists simply to cover the cost of property damage when they are involved in an accident. Although this is certainly true, property damage plays a small role in what is a complicated web of coverage. The standard auto insurance policy includes many different coverages. The most prominent of these…

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COVID-19 Temporary Layoff Rules to Expire September 4, 2020 for Provincially Regulated Workers

August 21st, 2020 by | Posted in COVID-19, Employment Law

As part of its efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government changed the rules on temporary employment layoffs as well as temporary reductions of hours and salary. The rule changes were to stay in effect only for the duration of the COVID-19 period, defined as the duration of Ontario’s pandemic-related state of emergency,…

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