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US Federal Court Rules Cryptocurrency Covered Under Securities Laws: Will Canada Follow Suit?
The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York in United States v. Zaslavskiy (Zaslavskiy) rules that cryptocurrency may be covered by US securities laws ...
Canada
19 Feb 2019
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BC Court Orders Disclaimer Of Presale Agreements In Real Estate Receivership
On April 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued a decision (Forjay Management Ltd. v. 0981478 B.C. Ltd.) directing a receiver to disclaim presale agreements in the context of a real estate receivership.
Canada
10 Apr 2018
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Ontario Imposes 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax
As one of 16 measures introduced under "Ontario's Fair Housing Plan", the Ontario government has announced the introduction of a non–resident speculation tax (NRST) effective April 21, 2017.
Canada
24 Apr 2017
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Is De Novo The Answer? Land Use Appeal Procedures In Other Jurisdictions
Although Ontario is not unique in Canada for having an appeal body to address appeals of land use decisions, no other planning appeal body in Canada has the breadth of power of the Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB").
Canada
21 Mar 2017
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Toronto Targeting Interior Design Of Residential Developments
Yet another layer of policies and guidelines are coming to the City of Toronto. The City is undertaking an examination of how new multi-unit housing in high-density communities can better accommodate families.
Canada
21 Mar 2017
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Make A List And Check It Twice: New Record Keeping Requirements For Ontario Corporations
December 10th, 2016, marked a major change for business administration in Ontario and the provincial government's treatment of corporate property.
Canada
13 Jan 2017
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Out With The Old, In With The New: A New Regime For Forfeited Corporate Property And Corporate Real Property Administration
The FCPA was enacted to implement a more comprehensive regime for the Crown's dealings with forfeited corporate property. The types of property falling under the purview of the new legislation are...
Canada
12 Jan 2017
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Ontario Announces New Tools For Inclusionary Zoning In Bill 204, Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016
On May 18, 2016, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) tabled Bill 204, Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016 at the Ontario Legislature.
Canada
8 Jun 2016
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Toronto Announces New Policy For Tall Downtown Buildings
Earlier this week, the City of Toronto released a proposed Official Plan amendment (OPA) to further regulate tall building setbacks in downtown Toronto.
Canada
6 Jun 2016
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Update: Amendments To Ontario Land Transfer Tax Regulations For De Minimis Partnership Interest Exemption
The Amendments apply retroactively almost 27 years, to dispositions of beneficial interests in land occurring on or after July 19, 1989.
Canada
11 Apr 2016
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Amendments To Ontario Land Transfer Tax Regulations For "De Minimis" Partnership Interest Exemption
Effective February 18, 2016, the Ontario Government enacted "clarifying" amendments (the Amendments) to Ontario Regulation 70/91 under the Land Transfer Tax Act (the Act) to stop the perceived abuse of a de minimis partnership exemption from land transfer tax (LTT) in respect of certain unregistered transfers of a beneficial interest in land situated in Ontario.
Canada
25 Feb 2016
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Sweeping Amendments Proposed To Provincial Planning Law
On March 5, 2015, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Ted McMeekin tabled the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015.
Canada
12 Mar 2015
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New Amendment to the 'Electronic Commerce Act' Allows for Electronic Signatures in Real Estate Transactions
Bill 96, a private member’s bill introduced to the Ontario Legislative Assembly to amend and modernize the Electronic Commerce Act, 2000 died when Dalton McGuinty stepped down as Liberal leader and prorogued the Ontario legislature on October 15, 2012.
Canada
4 Jul 2013
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Forfeiture Of Deposits In Real Estate Transactions – Must The Vendor Prove A Loss?
The British Columbia Court of Appeal has re-examined the caselaw which deals with the forfeiture of deposits in real estate transactions.
Canada
4 Jul 2013
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Prorogation Puts An End To Proposed Changes To The Electronic Commerce Act
A discussion on a private member’s bill introduced to the Ontario Legislative Assembly to amend and modernize the Electronic Commerce Act, 2000, which aims to to facilitate the use of electronic signatures in real estate transactions.
Canada
21 Feb 2013
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