ONCA finally may actually happen (some day)

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!  The sky is (still) falling!  A decade ago we sounded the alarms that the not for profit corporations world was radically changing. 

Employment Law question . . .

I was recently charged with a criminal offence unrelated to my employment. My employer found out and has fired me for just cause. What can I do about this?


Tax time is coming. Can I claim charitable tax credits for my gifts? (Part 2)

In my previous Legal Matters article on this topic I told you about how much Canadians get behind their charities (to the tune of $15.7 billion annually) but how some contributions to charity (services, directed gifts and pledges) give you less bang for your buck at tax time.

Tax time is coming. Can I claim charitable tax credits for my gifts?

Canadians love to reduce their taxes by giving to charity.  Canadian charities receipted a whopping $15.7 billion dollars in donations in the last year that such figures were published.

Judges and juries not bound to theories of defence, prosecution

Neither judges nor juries are bound to follow theories of the Crown or the defence if there is evidence that could support a conviction on a different basis than that offered by counsel, Hamilton criminal lawyer Jeffrey Manishen tells CHCH.

Bill 148 - Advocate Daily

Bill 148 could inhibit job growth.

Veganism protected as a creed from discrimination

I am vegan and my employer requires that I wear leather boots as part of the uniform. I have asked to wear different footwear which respect my chosen lifestyle but they have refused, what can I do?

Examining the nature of Henson Trusts

The Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in the case of in S.A. v. Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation, 2017 BCCA 2 (37551). 

If I buy used real estate and discover a defect, what are my remedies?

There is a general principle in real estate law, stemming from the Latin phrase “Caveat Emptor”, which holds that a buyer has an obligation to exercise proper caution when acquiring real estate.

Who is ‘per stirpes’ and why am I leaving them everything in my will??

If you have prepared your will with a lawyer you may have noticed these short two words ‘per stirpes’ (and yes it is stirpes not stripes).