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E-Signatures and Agreements of Purchase and Sale: An Update

  • October 18, 2013
  • Ray Leclair and Maurizio Romanin

This brief article provides an update on the status of the Ontario Government's intention to allow agreements of purchase and sale for land to be executed by digital signatures, some of the challenges associated with doing so, and the role of various stakeholders in the process.

Municipal Law

Clarifying the Facebook Inferences

  • April 18, 2013
  • Louise Vrebosch

As is becoming more and more apparent, social media sites like Facebook are having an impact on litigation in Ontario. In reviewing the Facebook disclosure case, Frangione v. Vandongen, [2010] O.J. No. 2337 (S.C.J.)

Getting the Message Out: Are Cities Speaking to Citizens?

  • November 22, 2012
  • Sujoy Chatterjee

"For us moderns, it is hard to imagine ourselves as citizens of cities. We are citizens of nations. But, in the history of Western civilization, citizenship originated as membership in the city as an institution." – EnginIsin