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Bill 108 And The New Planning And Development System: Regulations, Transition & Royal Assent
On June 6, 2019, Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 passed third reading and received Royal Assent. Summaries of Bill 108 at first reading can be found here and here.
Canada
5 Jul 2019
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The Pendulum Swings Back: Ontario Announces Changes To Planning And Development System
On May 2, 2019, Municipal Housing and Affairs Minister Steve Clark announced the province's plan to tackle the housing crisis in Ontario, as outlined in More Homes, More Choice:
Canada
22 May 2019
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Government Looking For Balance: Changes To The Environmental Approvals Process
As noted by Marisa Keating and Signe Leisk in their recent article, Municipal Housing and Affairs Minister Steve Clark has released Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019, which introduced significant changes...
Canada
21 May 2019
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A Boost Of Guidance From The Alberta Court Of Appeal Regarding Relief From Forfeiture
The recent decision in Booster Juice Inc. v. West Edmonton Mall Property Inc., 2019 ABCA 58, has provided further guidance on the factors that courts may consider when granting relief from forfeiture.
Canada
23 Apr 2019
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US Federal Court Rules Cryptocurrency Covered Under Securities Laws: Will Canada Follow Suit?
The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York in United States v. Zaslavskiy (Zaslavskiy) rules that cryptocurrency may be covered by US securities laws ...
Canada
19 Feb 2019
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Matthew Alter Included In Who's Who Legal's List Of Leading Thought Leaders In Construction Law
Matthew Alter has been included in Thought Leaders – Construction 2018, published by UK-based Who's Who Legal. This listing includes the world's foremost practitioners in the area of construction law.
Canada
19 Dec 2018
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Ontario's Construction Act: Update On Substantive Amendments
In December 2017, Bill 142, the Construction Lien Act Amendment Act, 2017 (Ontario) received Royal Assent, introducing substantive amendments to the current Construction Lien Act (Ontario).
Canada
8 May 2018
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Inclusionary Zoning Regulation Posted
The province has shifted its approach since the release of its draft inclusionary zoning regulation, which was made available for public comment in December 2017.
Canada
18 Apr 2018
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BC Court Orders Disclaimer Of Presale Agreements In Real Estate Receivership
On April 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued a decision (Forjay Management Ltd. v. 0981478 B.C. Ltd.) directing a receiver to disclaim presale agreements in the context of a real estate receivership.
Canada
10 Apr 2018
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Proposed Rules And Effective Date For The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
On March 2, 2018, the proposed Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Draft Rules) were released for comment (available online here).
Canada
7 Mar 2018
11
Ontario's Construction Act: The Construction Industry's New Reality
On December 12, 2017, Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 (Ontario) received Royal Assent. The Bill, which implements substantive amendments to the current Construction Lien Act (Ontario) ...
Canada
16 Jan 2018
12
Ontario Municipal Board Reform Update: Royal Assent Imminent, Proposed Regulations Summary Posted
On December 7, 2017, the province of Ontario (the Province) posted a summary of two proposed regulations to accompany Bill 139, the bill introduced earlier this year to reform the Ontario Municipal Board.
Canada
13 Dec 2017
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Draft Ministry Guide To Cultural Heritage Resources Released: How It Impacts You
On October 3, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport released a draft of "A Guide to Cultural Heritage Resources in the Land Use Planning Process" (the Draft Guide).
Canada
13 Nov 2017
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Summary Of Amendments Resulting From Bill 139
"An Act to enact the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 and the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Act, 2017 and to amend the Planning Act, the Conservation Authorities Act and various other Acts"
Canada
27 Jul 2017
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Ontario Tries To Grow Up
On Thursday, May 18th, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs released updates to four of its land use plans that affect Southern Ontario:
Canada
31 May 2017
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What's In A Name? The OMB To Become The LPAT
The LPAT will be required to give greater weight to decisions of local councils.
Canada
17 May 2017
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Ontario Imposes 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax
As one of 16 measures introduced under "Ontario's Fair Housing Plan", the Ontario government has announced the introduction of a non–resident speculation tax (NRST) effective April 21, 2017.
Canada
24 Apr 2017
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Thomas Isaac's Report On NWT Aboriginal Land Claims And Negotiations Released
On April 6, 2017, the Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories released a report by Cassels Brock partner Thomas Isaac on Aboriginal land claims negotiations in the Southeast Northwest Territories.
Canada
13 Apr 2017
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Is De Novo The Answer? Land Use Appeal Procedures In Other Jurisdictions
Although Ontario is not unique in Canada for having an appeal body to address appeals of land use decisions, no other planning appeal body in Canada has the breadth of power of the Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB").
Canada
21 Mar 2017
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Toronto Targeting Interior Design Of Residential Developments
Yet another layer of policies and guidelines are coming to the City of Toronto. The City is undertaking an examination of how new multi-unit housing in high-density communities can better accommodate families.
Canada
21 Mar 2017
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