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Editor: Matthew Gardner


Message from Chair

  • December 13, 2011
  • Donald Thomson

I have now completed my first term as chair of the OBA Real Property Section. The accomplishments of our executive during my first term would have been impossible without the support of the entire Real Property Executive. I also wish to extend my personal thanks to Peter Guennel...

Message from the Editor

  • December 13, 2011
  • Raymond H. Mikkola

Hello and welcome to the December 2011 edition of The Abstract Page! There are a number of matters of interest to real estate lawyers in this edition.

Message From the Chair

  • February 22, 2011
  • Don Thomson

I am privileged to be the Chair for the 2010-2011 term of the Real Property Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Association.

The Supreme Court Limits The Duty To Consult Aboriginal Groups

  • February 22, 2011
  • Jeff Lem

Most lawyers appreciate that, in Canada, the Crown and all of its agencies have a duty, when making decisions which may adversely impact lands which are subject to the claims of Aboriginal peoples, to first consult with the potentially affected First Nations, and then to reasonably accommodate...

Your Rooftop- -To Lease or Not to Lease

  • February 22, 2011
  • Pamela A. Green, David J. Forgione

With the Ontario Green Energy Act (the “GEA”) offering financial incentives for businesses that create green energy, a new phenomenon has been created—leases of rooftop space for the installation and operation of solar panel facilities.

Welcome to the Winter 2011 edition of The Abstract Page!

  • February 22, 2011
  • Ray Mikkola

In this edition we include the inaugural message from the Section’s new chair, Don Thomson. Welcome Don! Don is obviously no stranger to the Section or to The Abstract Page, having served many years on the Executive.

New Training and Disclosure Requirements for Directors Under the Protecting Condominium Owners Act

  • Emily Ng

The Ontario government has introduced new training requirements for incoming directors, and has also imposed ongoing disclosure obligations for directors to ensure that condominium owners have relevant information before they cast their vote. For example, directors must now disclose if their condominium fees are in arrears for 60 days or more, among other compulsory disclosures. Read on for further information about these important changes.