Apologies from Real Estate Agents

The Province of Ontario has legislation known as the “Apology Act“. When an injury occurs, the lawyers and insurance companies rush to the scene. The first thing they say to …

Ministry of the Environment

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE), now the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks may issue an Order under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) that calls for certain work …

Beware of Environmental Liability

Recently a restaurant proprietor wanted to determine his liability for payment of a tax bill to the City. Two previous tenants had operated restaurants out of the premises. So, here’s …

Real Estate Contracts: Right of Assignment

The peculiar aspect of executory contracts has a significant effect on the basic common law doctrine. Ordinarily, contracts are assignable by the buyer without the seller’s consent. However, that general …