Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ontario Paves the Way for Electric Cars

Ontario is helping electric car owners install charging stations at their homes and businesses to encourage sustainable transportation and fight climate change. Starting Jan. 1, 2013, homeowners and businesses who received a provincial electric vehicle rebate and have installed or … Continue reading

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Report of Appointee’s Five-Year Review of Paralegal Regulation in Ontario

Final 5-year progress report shows that paralegal regulation has been implemented successfully, with clear benefits for Ontarians using paralegal services. In 2006, the Law Society Act was amended by the Access to Justice Act, 2006, to provide for the regulation … Continue reading

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Starting a Tenancy

The Residential Tenancies Act does not require all landlords and tenants to have a written tenancy agreement or lease. A tenancy agreement can be an oral or written arrangement. However, it is generally better to have a written agreement. A … Continue reading

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Entering the Tenant’s Unit

The Residential Tenancies Act (the Act) allows a landlord to enter a tenant’s unit only under specific circumstances. In most cases, the landlord must first give the tenant 24 hours written notice, stating when they will enter and for what … Continue reading

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What information you should include about the defendant in Small Claims Court

If your claim is against an individual, be sure to indicate the defendant’s full given name and address, including their apartment or unit number and postal code. You must be very careful when naming the defendant. If the name you … Continue reading

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How to fill out the claim form in Small Claims Court

The forms for both the plaintiff’s claim and defendant’s claim include a lot of information to help you fill them out. The following is a list of the key information you should include in your claim:

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How to make a claim in Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court handles cases where the amount of money or value of the goods involved is $25,000 or less. Even if you are suing more than one party the total amount you are asking for cannot be more than … Continue reading

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The Jury System in Ontario:

The Juries Act sets out the process to select juries. Names of potential jurors are taken from the most recent enumeration (voters) lists that the Ministry obtains from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. The enumeration (voters) lists are updated only … Continue reading

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