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When Does Negligence Become Criminal?

The Criminal Code of Canada contains several negligence based criminal offences, including dangerous driving as well as failure to provide the necessaries of life. The broader offence of criminal negligence is contained at section 219 of the Criminal Code. Section...

Can I Still Claim my Bonus even though I was Wrongfully Dismissed?

In Andros v Colliers Macauley Nicolls Inc, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently addressed the issue of whether a wrongfully dismissed employee is eligible to receive a payment in lieu of bonus throughout the common law notice period. If the...

Do I Have to Give Half Our House to My Ex-Spouse Even Though I Paid for it Myself?

With the rising costs of housing in the GTA, the question of what happens to property after divorce can loom heavily on those who enter into marriage with significant assets. In Ontario, the Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3,...

Andros v. Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc., 2019 ONCA 679

In the case of Andros v. Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc., 2019 ONCA 679, the interpretation of the employment contract governing the employee-employer relationship, was at issue. The specific contentions arose from the controversial termination clause contained in the contract. The...

Our Child Has Come to Live With Me; How Do I Stop My Child Support Payments to My Ex?

Child support payments are based on where the child actually lives, not where a Court Order or Separation Agreement says that they are living, or should be living. Since child support is the right of the child, it also does...

Employer Required to Cover Long-Term Disability for Employees Over Age 65

On November 19, 2018, an Ontario arbitrator determined that a hospital employer was required to continue paying 75% of the billed premium towards the Long Term Disability (“LTD”) coverage of employees that continued working beyond the age of 65. CUPE,...

Fired because of Race? Consider a Human Rights Claim

In 2018, a group of eight Caucasian employees of the Spruce Hill Resort and Spa Ltd. (“the Resort”) in British Columbia made a complaint to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (“the Tribunal”), in which they alleged that they had...

Denial of Employee Benefits to Working Seniors: A Charter Violation

On May 18, 2018, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) rendered its decision with respect to the issue of whether s. 25(2.1) of the Human Rights Code (the “Code”), when read alongside s. 44 of the Employment Standards...

What is the Student Direct Stream Program? How do I qualify for it?

Canadian colleges and universities attract thousands of foreign students from across the globe each year. In response to the growing demand for studying in Canada, “Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada” has revamped the Student Direct Stream (SDS), study permits can...