Category Archives: Ontario

Ontario to Implement Rent Control and Foreign Buyer Tax

Since March, political debate and discussion in Ontario has been stuck on two points: rent control and the housing market. Though these are separate issues that involve two different areas of law, they are inextricably linked. Soaring housing prices keep … Continue reading

Posted in Ontario, Real Estate, Rental | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Ontario to Implement Rent Control and Foreign Buyer Tax

Should the Government Step in On Toronto’s Housing Market?

When it comes to the housing market, Ontario is at a turning point. House prices across the province are still soaring, especially in Toronto and the GTA. Wealthy investors are turning to bidding wars in hopes of cashing in on … Continue reading

Posted in Ontario, Real Estate, Regulations | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Should the Government Step in On Toronto’s Housing Market?

Should Ontario Expand Rent Control?

Rent control has been a hot topic in the media for the past several weeks, thanks to CBC Toronto and the No Fixed Address series of stories. Now, the debate has found its way into Queen’s Park. New Democratic Party … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Ontario, Regulations, Rental | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Should Ontario Expand Rent Control?

5 Things You Should Know About Consumer Rights in Ontario

Have you ever experienced buyer’s remorse, or entered an agreement that wasn’t all that you bargained for? It’s times like these when you wish you knew more about your consumer rights. To start, here are five important points about consumer … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer rights, Government, Ontario, Safety | Tagged | Comments Off on 5 Things You Should Know About Consumer Rights in Ontario

Potential Changes to Ontario Employment Law

The provincial government is considering reforms to Ontario employment law that could, “fundamentally change the relationship between every employer and employee in the province.” Two years ago, the government launched the Changing Workplaces Review to investigate areas of potential change … Continue reading

Posted in Employment, Government, Ontario | Comments Off on Potential Changes to Ontario Employment Law

5 Things to Know About Rental Law in Ontario

A popular story from CBC has put the spotlight on rental law in Ontario. Shannon Martin, a reporter for CBC Toronto, wrote about her experience as a self-proclaimed 32-year-old couch surfer. Shannon’s former landlord forced her out of her apartment … Continue reading

Posted in Ontario, Regulations, Rental | Tagged , , | Comments Off on 5 Things to Know About Rental Law in Ontario

Ontario Snowmobile Laws in Need of Reform

Ontario’s snowmobile laws are in focus following the death of an 11-year-old girl on February 1st. Amanda Huxley was driving her snowmobile across a highway south of Iroquois Falls, ON when a transport truck struck her. She was taken to a nearby … Continue reading

Posted in Ontario, Safety | Comments Off on Ontario Snowmobile Laws in Need of Reform

Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Project Coming to Ontario

This year, the Ontario government will test out a guaranteed basic income program to reduce poverty in the province. The guaranteed basic income would replace social assistance programs like Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program with a single, … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Ontario, Poverty, Welfare | Comments Off on Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Project Coming to Ontario