Up-to-date Sector Information

Filing of Expropriation Plans at the Land Registry Office

  • April 21, 2020

The Land Registry Office recommends that expropriating authorities submit expropriation plans to the Land Registry Office and wait for review and approval thereof before submitting certificates of approval to the approving authorities for signature.

Government Releases Report

  • April 20, 2020

Health experts say COVID-19 Outbreak has likely peaked in Ontario but continued public health measures remain critical.

Legal Aid Ontario Expedited Rates for Bail Reviews

  • April 17, 2020

LAO as a temporary and emergency measure to address the COVID pandemic will provide expedited transcript rates for bail reviews. These expedited rates will be offered as an inherent disbursement on the billing portal. LAO hopes to have made the necessary changes to the billing portal by early next week. Recall that LAO has recently, as a response to the COVID pandemic, waived any assessment of merit in issuing bail review certificates.

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

  • April 17, 2020

On March 18, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) announced a three month extension for the terms of all active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, authorizations and registrations. The AGCO will now be further extending the term of all active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, registrations and authorizations by three additional months to September 18, 2020.

Canadian Securities Administrators issues additional relief orders

  • April 17, 2020

The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published a relief order that provides registrants with six additional months to comply with the conflicts of interest provisions in the Client Focused Reforms. The CSA published a second relief order that provides that the relationship disclosure provisions of the Client Focused Reforms will take effect on December 31, 2021.

FSRA issues guidance for insurers providing relief

  • April 17, 2020

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has released guidance for insurers about options for providing customers with financial relief during this temporary declared emergency period. This guidance supports the implementation of amendments to Ontario Regulation 7/00 (“Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices – UDAP”) approved by the Ontario Government on April 15, 2020.