The owner of a Toronto property renting his place out on Airbnb quickly learned what a mistake it can be. While Airbnb can be fabulous, there are some horrific experiences as well. Most interesting to us is how Airbnb is dealt with in Condominiums and at the Landlord and Tenant Board. For more information you can contact us. To read about this bad Airbnb experience, click here.
Minimum Wage in Ontario is set to raise come October 1, 2017. The "general workers" will see a raise of .20 per hour, bringing the wage to $11.60. Liquor servers will see their wage raise .20 per hour also, bringing the wage to $10.10. To read more, click here for the Ontario government's website.
A Toronto woman has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal alleging that a bar would not allow her to use the facilities because of a fear she would sue them. Is this a breach of the Human Rights Code? Visit our Human Rights page to review the grounds for a complaint. To read the article, click here.
As previously discussed, paralegals have been given a ringing endorsement in Justice Bonkalo's report (to read the report, click here). Paralegals have been chiming in with their own comments on their inclusion of representation in family court. Marshall Yarmus, a respected paralegal, wrote a column for the Toronto Sun on this topic. To read it, click here.
The Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear a case on whether police are allowed to search through your text messages. The main question is, do police need a search warrant to sift through your phone? Or, the second you hit the send button all privacy is lost? This is an appeal from R. v. Marakah, which said that all privacy vanishes the second you send a text. To read more on the issue, click here.
A fellow P1 of ours, M Juelann Vander Mark, wrote a great informational piece on the paralegal profession. We wanted to share her thoughts with everyone. Her piece is directly below, let us know what you think. P1s (Paralegals) - *~Piloting you through the shallows~* First of all, “what on earth is a P1?” is the question that I can already hear you asking. Well, a P1 is the Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC) designation for all Licensed Paralegals in Ontario, Canada. The LS
While this article is almost two months old, we have witnessed this type of discrimination time and time again. A young couple, looking to move out of their parents' house for the first time, is denied as tenants due to their age. The couple in the article may have a strong case if the facts as alleged are true. To read the article, click here.
Several defence lawyers are stating that their proposed ideas to speed up the criminal justice system have been "met with silence". In addition, this article states that the province's fixes are simply short term in nature, and are not addressing the major issues. To read more, click here.
In an interesting case involving franchising, a former owner of a Dairy Queen franchise must pay Dairy Queen Canada Inc. $8500.00 for the tort of passing off. This BC case, including commentary, can be read here.