Disclaimer:  The information contained in these blog entries should not be taken as legal advice.  If you have any questions about your personal situation please contact me so that we can discuss your options.

May 7, 2019

Recently, the Government of Canada has introduced Bill C-78 to amend the Divorce Act, which will be the most significant change to that Act in over 20 years.  Some of the changes are welcomed by the Family Bar, while others might just be window dressings (with little o...

November 3, 2017

I was recently interviewed by Dale Smith from the Law Times on Powers of Attorney for Personal Care.   The article can be viewed on the Law Times website.

The main thrust of my contribution to his article is the need to talk to those you intend to name as your Atto...

August 18, 2017

Effective June 6, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly known as CIC), has added new additional "bonus points" to their comprehensive ranking system for Express Entry.   You can read about the changes on the IRCC website.

Under the new...

December 28, 2016

Justice Danyliuk recently wrote a decision in Henderson v Henderson, 2016 SKQB 282, which serves as a harsh reminder that in the eyes of the law, dogs, cats and other pets are considered property.  While everyone is likely familiar with custody (i.e., decision making r...

December 16, 2016

Effective November 19, 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly known as CIC), has released a new comprehensive ranking system for Express Entry.   You can read about the changes on the IRCC website.

Under the new system, candidates will receiv...

March 8, 2016

Today, the Government of Canada has released its immigration targets for 2016.

 

Compared to 2015 immigration levels, the family class target has gone up by nearly 12,000-14,000, mostly in the Spouses, Partners and Children category;   the Refugee and Humanitarian catego...

March 4, 2016

Harassment under the Human Rights Code and the Occupational Health and Safety Act  (OHSA)

 

“Harassment in employment”, defined in s.5(2) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, requires a connection between (a) being harassed and (b) one of the protected grounds, namely race,...

May 5, 2015

From time to time, I receive calls from prospective clients concerning situations where details about private/personal lives are publicly disclosed.  Aside from instances of slander and defamation (where it is important to know that the truth is a c...

April 20, 2015

No one really enjoys planning for the end.  And to be fair, once you are gone, the administration of your estate is really... no longer your concern.

However, the administration of your estate can be simple & straightforward, or it can be riddled with hurdles and legal...

December 2, 2014

Yesterday the Government of Canada released their new Ministerial Instructions regarding the new Express Entry system for selecting permanent resident applicants that fall under four economic classes: the Federal Skilled Workers Class,  the Federal Skilled Trades Class...

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