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Legislation, Paralegal Toronto

Ontario Modernizing Regulation of the Legal Profession

Ministry of the Attorney General, October 1, 2013 – Proposed Legislation Would Improve Processes Governing Lawyers and Paralegals: Ontario is introducing legislation that would, if passed, modernize the regulation of the legal profession.

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Statement from Attorney General on the Review of First Nations Representation on Juries

February 26, 2013 – Ministry of the Attorney General: Today, Attorney General John Gerretsen issued the following statement on the release of the Honourable Frank Iacobucci’s report “First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries”:

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McGuinty Government Posts July 1 Regulation and Fee Changes, Ensures Transparency

Ontario is moving forward with changes to regulations and fees that will protect services, keep Ontarians safe and help the province stay on track to balance the Budget. The regulations coming into effect July 1, 2012 include changes to:

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Toronto RCMP Integrated Proceeds of Crime Unit Arrests Lawyer on Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

TORONTO, June 8, 2012 – On June 7th, 2012 the Toronto Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Integrated Proceeds of Crime Unit executed search warrants at the Law Office of Kenneth James (James and Associates) at 3100 Steeles Avenue West, Concord, … Continue reading

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Possible Changes to the Liquor Licence Act Regulations

The Ministry is consulting only on reform of Ontario’s liquor service delivery framework to consider permitting any delivery licensee to have a business relationship with a liquor manufacturer.

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OPP agrees with need to update Legislation: Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications

ORILLIA, ON, Feb. 21, 2012. – Commissioner Lewis Open Letter to Ontarians. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is adding its support to Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act (Bill C-30). This proposed legislation has been receiving much attention in … Continue reading

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Government Introduces Amendments to the Civil Marriage Act

OTTAWA, February 17, 2012 – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the introduction of amendments to the Civil Marriage Act, which will provide an avenue for … Continue reading

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LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD: Parties, Agents and Representatives

Interpretation Guidelines #20 are intended to assist the parties in understanding the Board’s usual interpretation of the law, to provide guidance to Members and promote consistency in decision-making. However, a Member is not required to follow a Guideline and may … Continue reading

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LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD: Rule 32 – legal representatives acting as advocates and witnesses in the same proceeding

32. Subject to the discretion of the Board Member, at a hearing before the Board, a party’s legal representative appearing on behalf of a party may be both an advocate and a witness. The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Rules … Continue reading

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LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD: Revised Rules and Guidelines

The Board has revised a number of its Rules of Practice and Interpretation Guidelines. As well, one new Rule of Practice and two new Interpretation Guidelines have been added.

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