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Forever Means 40 Years: Court Limits Perpetual Restrictive Covenants In Ontario Real Estate
Restrictive covenants registered on title to real property in Ontario that are stated to survive indefinitely will no longer survive forever.
Canada
30 Sep 2019
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Do Not Pass Go: B.C. Court Confirms Jumbo Ski Resort Needs New Environmental Assessment
On August 6, 2019, the B.C. Court of Appeal (Court) upheld the provincial Minister of Environment's (Minister) determination that the Jumbo Glacier Resort
Canada
12 Aug 2019
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Second Retail Lottery In Ontario: Tricks And Traps For Applicants
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced a subsequent allocation process for an additional 50 retail store authorizations (RSAs) in Ontario.
Canada
1 Aug 2019
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Important Developments In Construction Law
In recent years, stakeholders in the Canadian construction industry have been looking to resolve the ongoing problem of late payments.
Canada
30 Jul 2019
5
2019 Legal Trends: Complex Disputes
As part of our quarterly series on current trends across different industries, our second article for 2019 explores cross-practice litigation developments in Canada
Canada
26 Jul 2019
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Quebec Tightens Restrictions On Construction And Other Projects In Flood-Prone Areas
In 2017 and 2019, Quebec was struck with severe spring flooding. In the Spring of 2019, floods affected more than 250 municipalities, damaged thousands of residences and forced the evacuation of over 13,500 people.
Canada
25 Jul 2019
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Transparency Is Coming: B.C. Passes Real Estate Beneficial Ownership Disclosure And Public Registry Law
On May 16, 2019, the Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA), one of the B.C. government's signature pieces of legislation to address hidden ownership of real estate in B.C., became law.
Canada
10 Jun 2019
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2019 B.C. Budget: Infrastructure Pipeline
On February 19, 2019, British Columbia issued its 2019 budget, which the provincial government stated is "the largest infrastructure investment in B.C.'s history".
Canada
5 Mar 2019
9
There Must Be Some Mistake: Purchase Price Must Be In Numbers And Words…Or Not
The recent decision of Intergulf Investment Corporation v. 0954704 B.C. Ltd. from the British Columbia Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal) serves as a reminder to buyers and sellers of real estate,
Canada
22 Feb 2019
10
What The New Speculation And Vacancy Tax Act Means For B.C. Real Estate
British Columbia's Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act (Bill 45) (SVTA) recently received royal assent.
Canada
10 Jan 2019
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Real Estate Developers In B.C. Face New Reporting Requirements For Assignments Of Pre-Sale Purchase Agreements
Effective January 1, 2019, developers marketing real estate development properties located in British Columbia will be subject to new information collection, reporting, and document retention requirements with respect to assignments of purchase agreements.
Canada
21 Nov 2018
12
Confronting Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing: Canada Considers Vast Changes To AML Regime
This bulletin highlights the key changes proposed by the Report and discusses their potential implications, if implemented.
Canada
15 Nov 2018
13
What B.C.'s New Community Benefits Agreement Means For Infrastructure Projects
The first infrastructure projects that will be subject to the CBA are the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project and the Trans-Canada Highway 1 Kamloops to Alberta Border Four‐Laning Project.
Canada
30 Aug 2018
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B.C. To Crack Down On Hidden Ownership Of Real Estate With New Reporting Obligations
On June 20, 2018, the B.C. Ministry of Finance released a white paper on draft legislation that will require reporting on beneficial ownership of land in B.C.
Canada
11 Jul 2018
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The Federal Community Employment Benefits Initiative: Building Diversity Project-By-Project
On June 22, 2018, federal Ministers Amarjeet Sohi, of Infrastructure and Communities, and Ahmed Hussen, of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced a new Community Employment Benefits Initiative...
Canada
9 Jul 2018
16
Secure The Deal: Be Clear About Title In Real Estate Purchase And Sale Agreements
In its recent decision, JBP Developments Ltd. v. Li, the Supreme Court of British Columbia reminded sellers of real estate and their advisers about the basic obligation to transfer clear title...
Canada
22 Mar 2018
17
SCC Provides Guidance On Trustees' Duty To Disclose Construction Bonds To Beneficiaries
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled in its recent decision, Valard Construction Ltd. v. Bird Construction Co. (Valard Construction), that an "obligee" or trustee under a labour and material payment bond...
Canada
7 Mar 2018
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Quebec Court Of Appeal Refines The Principles Applicable To The Characterization Of Contracts
On February 15, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) dismissed leave to appeal in Station Mont Tremblant v. Banville-Joncas. In its decision, the Quebec Court of Appeal (Court) ...
Canada
27 Feb 2018
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Duties On Transfers Of Immovables In Quebec: Department Of Finance Exempts Partnerships
On December 20, 2017, the Quebec Department of Finance published its end-of-year bulletin, Information Bulletin 2017-14 (Bulletin).
Canada
12 Jan 2018
20
Is Your Lien Up To Code? B.C. Court Decisions Provide Clarity On Application Of Builders Lien Act
The British Columbia Supreme Court (Court) recently released two decisions regarding the application of the Builders Lien Act (Act), providing clarity on limitation periods for filing a lien claim ...
Canada
21 Nov 2017
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