Category Archives: Regulations

How Does Income Sprinkling Work?

Earlier this summer, the federal government announced plans to change Canada’s tax laws to remove the practice known as ‘income sprinkling’, which lets people lower their income tax burden by distributing money among family members. With Parliament out on vacation … Continue reading

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Should the Law Society Limit Contingency Fees in Ontario?

What’s best for lawyers and paralegals isn’t always best for the people they serve. The Law Society of Upper Canada regulates the legal professions in Ontario in the public interest. It’s part of its mandate to ensure the public gets … Continue reading

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Why Paralegal and Police Textbooks Need a Canadian Perspective

The internet has had a profound effect on the textbook industry. Many publishers now offer online courses and learning material in addition to ink-and-paper books. The books themselves often take the form of ebooks, which students appreciate for being lighter … Continue reading

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Government Suspends Law That Would Let Canadians Sue for Spam

On June 7, 2017, the Canadian government suspended the portion of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation that would have allowed Canadians to sue companies who send electronic spam messages without permission. The provision was set to take effect on July 1, 2017. … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Should Canada Border Services Agency Be Allowed to Open Your Mail?

The government of Canada wants to give the Canada Border Services Agency the power to open your mail – without a warrant or permission. Bill C-37 is now through second reading in the House of Commons and is set to … Continue reading

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