A Year in Review 2022 - Top Five Privacy Developments in Canada

  • 18 janvier 2023
  • Roland Hung (Torkin Manes LLP)

2022 was an eventful year for privacy law in Canada. The Canadian privacy landscape saw significant changes, as stakeholders at all levels recognized the need to keep up with a data-driven world. This article summarizes the top five recent developments that businesses and stakeholders should be aware of.

Droit de la protection de la vie privée, Student Forum
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So, You Want to Become a Lawyer … Faster?

  • 16 janvier 2023
  • Oksana Romanov

Lincoln Alexander School of Law student Oksana Romanov recounts her professional placement at Buzaker Law Firm, and offers her insight to other students pursuing similar placements or articling positions.

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A Brief Overview of the New Toronto Vacant Home Tax 

  • 16 janvier 2023
  • Birute Luksenaite

Effective January 1, 2022, the City of Toronto has begun to levy an annual 1% property-value-based tax on vacant residential properties (the Vacant Home Tax or “VHT”). VHT was codified in the new Chapter 778 of Part 2 (General By-Laws) of the Municipal Code, which Part already contained, inter alia, the City’s property tax and land transfer tax provisions. 

Student Forum, Droit fiscal

Ottawa Signals Tougher Stance on Chinese Investments in Critical Minerals

  • 12 janvier 2023
  • Omar Wakil, Dany H. Assaf, and Rebecca (Moskowitz) Wagner

The federal government has ordered three Chinese companies to divest recently acquired interests in critical mineral assets. The statement confirming the order comes on the heels of a new policy on investments in the critical minerals sector by foreign state-owned or state-influenced enterprises (SOEs). This article outlines what you need to know about these recent developments.

Richesses naturelles et énergie, Student Forum

2022 Energy Regulatory Year in Review

  • 12 janvier 2023
  • Mark Rubenstein, Shepherd Rubenstein

It has been a busy and exciting year. As we start 2023, it’s an opportunity to look back and explore some of the most important themes and regulatory developments in the Ontario energy sector in 2022.

Richesses naturelles et énergie, Student Forum
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Can I Cut Down My Own Christmas Tree?

  • 10 janvier 2023
  • Sarah Hahn, Barriston LLP

An overview of the rules applicable to cutting trees in Ontario year-round, which may be particularly relevant during the holiday season, when clients may be considering cutting down their own Christmas tree.

Droit municipal, Student Forum
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Referral of Lien Actions to Small Claims Court

  • 10 janvier 2023
  • Darina Mishiyev, Senior Law Clerk, Margie Strub Construction Law LLP

Referral of lien actions to the Small Claims Court is a new process that is now available to the parties if the lien action is for an amount that is within the monetary jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court. The author created this very useful step-by-step guide that describes the transition of a lien action from the Superior Court of Justice to the Small Claims Court once the matter is referred to the Small Claims Court Deputy Judge.

Droit de la construction et infrastructure, Student Forum