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WeirFoulds’ Gregory Richards to receive Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Gregory Richards, counsel and former managing partner and chair of the Partnership, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility. The Catzman Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate an exemplary knowledge of the law; integrity, fairness and civility; generosity of time and expertise, with a commitment to mentorship and/or legal education; and dedication to the highest ideals of the legal profession.

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Ontario Launches Consultation on Building More Homes that People Need and Can Afford

On July 22, 2019, the Province kicked off the consultation period for its proposed changes to the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS). These changes are part of the government’s “More Homes, More Choice: Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan”. The proposed changes to the PPS address five areas: 1. Encouraging the development of an increased mix and supply of housing; 2. Protecting the environment and public safety; 3. Reducing barriers and costs for development and provide greater predictability; 4. Supporting rural, northern and Indigenous communities; 5. Supporting the economy and job creation.