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Amendments to the RTA Effective September 1, 2021

Effective September 1, 2021, Bill 184 made changes and additions to the Residential Tenancies Act that will affect both landlords and tenants. Pursuant to these amendments, the LTB will also be changing forms, instructions, guidelines, and rules of...

You have an order for money – What Now?

You’ve done the work of preparing the file and arguing in front of a Judge or Adjudicator and have received a Judgment or Order for money that is rightfully owed to you – what do you do now? In an ideal world, receiving an order for money from a legal venue should...

Honesty Counts in Contracts!

Background In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada reviewed the case of Bhasin v Hrynew, on appeal from the Court of Appeal for Alberta. Mr. Bhasin and Mr. Hrynew were competitors.  Similar to franchises, both sold education savings plans in Alberta for a company called...

Discrimination, Is It Ever Okay in the Workplace?

Introduction Most of us have been taught throughout their lives that it is wrong to discriminate against someone. The government created the Human Rights Code that sets out 17 prohibited grounds of discrimination in five social areas – housing, employment, services,...

Navigating Ontario’s Stay at Home Order

We have been notified of another two weeks of enforcement of the stay-at-home order (formally known as O. Reg. 11/21 under the Emergency Measures and Civil Protection Act or “EMCPA”) until February 8, 2021. What the measures cover is a topic of much ambiguity and...

What’s the difference between Lawyers and Paralegals?

Who can provide legal advice in Ontario? Every lawyer or paralegal who provides legal advice to clients in Ontario must be licenced by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). It is a regulated profession, and a person who wishes to be a lawyer or paralegal must meet certain...

Virtual Office Warming

Invite Link - RSVP We are open to provide the region with quality legal services at our new location in downtown Cambridge, ON. Please click on the link to see the invitation. All RSVP's should be sent to admin@dcparalegals.ca. Once you RSVP, your name will be added...

Impact of COVID-19 on Landlords

COVID-19 has affected millions of people around the world. Few were prepared and capable to face the hardships that flow from this pandemic. Landlords are one group that has been impacted and arguably bore the brunt with some severe implications. At the start of the...

Human Rights, Housing, and Hoarding, A Case Study

Devoe v. Haran, 2012 HRTO 1507 Background Susan Devoe was a 65-year-old woman living in a second-floor unit of a small apartment building.  Initially, when Ms. Devoe moved into her apartment, she was in good health.  However, in 2011, Ms. Devoe developed sciatica,...

Impact of Driving without Insurance

No Insurance? Big Problems. Do you know what happens if you are caught driving without insurance? Driving without auto insurance is an offence under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. It is not a criminal offence, so a conviction will not appear on your criminal...