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The rise of the “sharing economy” has spawned many new industries, but perhaps one of the most prominent (together with ride sharing) has been the explosion in “vacation rental by owner” services, led most prominently in Canada by Airbnb. These short-term rental platforms operate worldwide, generally without regulation. The City of Toronto (the “City”), however, is seeking to change this trend. On June 12, the City’s Municipal Licensing and Standards division released a number of proposed regulations that could seriously impact the short-term rental market in Toronto. These regulations aim to increase the availability of permanent affordable rental housing by curbing the number of short-term rentals available, especially in the downtown core.
On Tuesday, July 5, 2017, Harte Gold Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX: HRT / OTC: HRTFF/ Frankfurt: H4O) completed its previously announced bought deal private placement financing, selling an aggregate of […]
WeirFoulds is proud to continue our support for the Canadian General Counsel Awards (CGCA). CGCA is Canada’s only national program designed exclusively to recognize excellence in the in-house counsel community.
WeirFoulds Partner Marie-Andrée Vermette elected as a Director of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario
WeirFoulds is proud to announce that litigation partner Marie-Andrée Vermette has been elected a Director of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO). The Board of Directors is responsible for managing and supervising the activities and affairs of the AJEFO.
WeirFoulds partner Raj Anand wrote an essay for the International Commission of Jurists’ Canada (ICJC) book, Canada and the Rule of Law: 150 Years after Confederation / Le Canada et la primauté du droit: 150 ans après la Confédération.
ICJC members are often required to distill everyday questions of law and practice through a prism of rule of law. We ask ourselves: would the proposed solution or decision advance or harm the rule of law in this country?
On May 30, 2017, Bill 139 passed first reading. Bill 139 would, among other things, continue the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”) under the new name “Local Planning Appeal Tribunal” (“LPAT” or “Tribunal”), and amend the Planning Act to revise the jurisdiction and authority which the OMB had previously exercised.
WeirFoulds Partner Glenn Ackerley was one of the speakers at the Grand Valley Construction Association’s fifth annual Problem-solving, Accountability, Collaboration and Execution (PACE) event held recently in Waterloo, Ontario. In […]
We are pleased to announce that Nikiforos Iatrou, Edmond Lamek and Ryan Morris are listed in the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers.
A Warning to Contractors and a Lesson for Regulators: Enforcement and Penalties Under the Consumer Protection Act
Virtually every regulator engages in some form of consumer protection. Concerns relating to false billing, misleading advertising, and the failure to deliver products and services can be found in nearly every regulatory statute. The vigour with which regulators seek the most serious remedies relating to these consumer protection issues is, however, quite variable. In some cases, the media has criticized regulators for not revoking a registrant’s registration when they have been found guilty of professional misconduct for false or misleading billings.
For many years construction industry groups have been demanding changes in the law about payment on construction projects and how disputes are resolved. In response, the Attorney-General has now introduced […]
WeirFoulds associate Michael McIsaac is now a regular panelist on the Moore in the Morning free-for-all on NewsTalk 1010.
A private right of action under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) was scheduled to become law on July 1, 2017 (see recent WeirFoulds Newsletter, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law has New Teeth on July 1, […]
On July 1, 2014, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) became law. Since that date the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has been responsible for enforcing CASL regarding e-mails and other electronic messages, and many organizations have struggled to understand CASL and comply with it.