Roadmap to Effective Testamentary Charitable Giving

  • 27 février 2024
  • Rami Aziz, Aziz Law Professional Corporation

On January 17, 2024, the OBA’s Trust and Estates section hosted a panel of experts to discuss testamentary charitable giving. In this article, Rami Aziz discusses this program, starting with a discussion of gifts in kind and the importance of adequately investigating a testator’s assets, and then moving on to discuss strategies for drafting lawyers to minimize risk and considerations when the intention is for donations to be made after death.

Student Forum, Droit des fiducies et des successions

Report of the Electrification and Energy Transition Panel: Summary, Five Perspectives and Impact Analysis

  • 23 février 2024
  • Alegria Rosales, Mark Rodger, Cherie Brant, Colm Boyle, Sarah Diebel, Kristyn Annis

In January 2024, the Electrification and Energy Transition Panel released a much-anticipated report titled Ontario's Clean Energy Opportunity, outlining 29 recommendations for Ontario to manage and prosper in the clean energy transition path successfully.

Richesses naturelles et énergie, Student Forum

Hey Alexa, Have You Been Hacked? Securing Your Smart Devices Today For A Safer Tomorrow

  • 22 février 2024
  • Sharan Johal, sole practitioner

Smart devices have transformed how we engage with technology in our daily lives, for various purposes such as home security, organization, communication, and entertainment. Despite overwhelming use, IoT devices are not inherently secure – and the lack of security can, in part, be exacerbated due to a user’s tech hygiene. This article explores best practices for promoting a cybersecure landscape in Canada.

Student Forum, Technologies de l'information et le droit de la propriété intellectuelle

Important Changes from the Federal Court’s Amended Consolidated General Practice Guidelines

  • 22 février 2024
  • Jenny Hepditch, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

On December 20, 2023, the Federal Court published the Amended Consolidated General Practice Guidelines. This article provides a summary of key amendments and some friendly reminders from previous practice directions, including guidance on filing electronic records, virtual commissioning, and mode of hearing.

Student Forum, Technologies de l'information et le droit de la propriété intellectuelle

Ontario Divisional Court Interprets Committee of Adjustment Procedural Requirements for Participants

  • 22 février 2024
  • Caroline Jordan and Matthew Lakatos-Hayward

On October 23, 2023, the Ontario Divisional Court (the “Divisional Court”) issued its decision in Loeb v. Toronto (City) (the “Decision”). The Divisional Court made several findings with respect to the standing of third-party participants in a minor variance application to seek judicial review from Committee of Adjustment decisions and opined on the level of fairness owed to participants in a minor variance hearing.

Droit municipal, Student Forum
head-shot photo of author Anastassia Trifonova

Quebec Draft Regulation Under Bill 96

  • 21 février 2024
  • Anastassia Trifonova

An update on the recently published regulations with respect to Bill 96 in Quebec, from the Ontario perspective (for businesses that also operate in QC).

Student Forum, Technologies de l'information et le droit de la propriété intellectuelle

Property “Owners” May Constitute “Employers” Under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act

  • 20 février 2024
  • Diana Pegoraro, Torys LLP

In R. v. Sudbury Greater Sudbury (City), the Supreme Court of Canada expanded a property owner’s potential legal liability with respect to a construction project at its property, four justices finding that a property owner can breach its obligations as an “employer” under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) even where another party has expressly agreed to be the constructor pursuant to a written agreement with the property owner.

Droit immobilier, Student Forum

Lessons from Modabber v. Kermanshahan

  • 15 février 2024
  • Justyna Waxman, Torkin Manes LLP

Recommended tips for lawyers on the importance of civility and professionalism.

Droit de la famille, Student Forum
head-shot photo of author Kathleen Broschuk

Occupation Rent is Not an Exceptional Remedy in Ontario

  • 15 février 2024
  • Kathleen Broschuk, Jamal Family Law

In Chhom v Green, the Court of Appeal recently affirmed that occupation rent is not an exceptional remedy in Ontario. Litigants should consider the impact of delay on a growing occupation rent claim along with amounts being paid by each party to maintain the property.

Droit de la famille, Student Forum