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Personal Liability of Officers and Directors Under Ontario’s Construction Legislation

A common misconception in the construction industry is that officers and directors of a corporation cannot be held personally liable for the financial indiscretions of the corporation, when in [...]

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Simple Start-up Tips

Whether it’s a new business venture apt to change the world as we know it or just a small side hustle, business owners need to make themselves aware of the requirements for incorporating and [...]

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Social Host Liability

The most wonderful time of the year will soon be upon us! When planning your holiday event, in addition to your guest list, decorations, and food, planning to keep your guests and others on the [...]

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How Consumers’ Rights Are Protected Under The Consumer Protection Act

Have you ever made an impulsive purchase where you signed an agreement but then, shortly after, regretted your decision? As a buyer, you may have felt stuck because you already signed a contract. [...]

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Riparian Rights – Living by the Water

If you own land with a body of water that is on, next to, or running through your property you may have wondered about your rights with respect to the use or enjoyment of that water. What are [...]

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Why Is A Condominium Status Certificate Important?

At Brown Beattie O’Donovan, one of the first questions many condo purchasers have is: “What is a condominium status certificate and why do I need this condition in my Agreement of Purchase and [...]

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Types of Business Organization Models

There are three major business organization models, each with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Depending on the stage, function, and attributes of your business, one of the [...]

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Residential Swimming Pool Safety & Homeowner Liability

As we approach the end of another school year, the lazy, hazy days of summer are right around the corner. The warmer weather means enjoying weekend barbeques, outdoor fun with friends and family, [...]

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The Workplace Safety Insurance Act & Summer Employment

It’s that time of year again — when students trade in their books and backpacks for summer employment. What many do not realize is that part-time and summer student workers have certain rights [...]

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Know Your Limitations

If you have been injured as a result of the actions or omission of others, the clock is ticking.  In Ontario, the Limitations Act, 2002, sets out limitations on commencing a legal action for such [...]

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