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2009 

Home Renovation Tax Credit Explained   By Brian Madigan LL.B.Here is an excerpt of a recent publication from the Government of Canada explaining the new Home Renovation Tax Credit.Temporary Program"The HRTC will apply to eligible home renovation expenditures for work performed, or goods acquired,...
01/31/2009
Federal Aid for Home Buyers   By Brian Madigan LL.B.The Conservatives have finally introduced a budget in the House of Commons. The Liberals have indicated that they will support it. Following its first reading on 27 January 2009, it should take about two weeks to pass through both the Commons an...
01/29/2009
Ontario Waterfront Properties ~ Good Deals!   By Brian Madigan LL.B.Where are the best deals?With the prices of waterfront properties having risen so much since 2005, where are you going to find good deals now? Well, actually, you're not! You would simply be well-advised to grin and bear it, pay ...
01/28/2009
Aliens' Real Property Rights   By Brian Madigan LL.B.You might wonder whether aliens can own property in Ontario. The answer is a quick: "yes they can".The rules related to aliens, who by the way are merely foreign nationals, subjects of a foreign jurisdiction or individuals who are not residents...
01/27/2009
Home Inspections and Risk Assumption   By Brian Madigan LL.B.I was recently involved in the acquisition of a property that had several levels of roofs. Naturally, the purchaser agreed to a home inspection. However, there was one little problem: there was snow and ice on the roof so a full inspect...
01/25/2009
Minors Buying Real Estate   By Brian Madigan LL.B.Generally, the law does not wish to have minors entering into contracts, without proper guidance.Consequently, the law requires that a minor may only contract for something that is a necessity. That is a very restricted definition and varies from ...
01/25/2009
Proliferation of Litigation ~ Always Somebody to Sue!   By Brian Madigan LL.B.If the problems yesterday about who pays what weren't bad enough, let's add a few further considerations.No one likes to get stuck with the loss. So, the first Landlord figures that he should not have to pay the entire ...
01/24/2009
Allocation of Environmental Liability   By Brian Madigan LL.B.The interesting point here is to figure out ultimately who should bear the loss. This is not as simple as it sounds. Even though certain parties have had their liability strictly imposed under the Environmental Protection Act, does not...
01/23/2009
Ministry of the Environment   By Brian Madigan LL.B.The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) may issue an Order under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) that calls for certain work to be done. Those served with the Order are required to comply. It may require to party to undertake some work or c...
01/22/2009
Strict Liability under the EPA (Ontario)   By Brian Madigan LL.B.While it is sometimes difficult to imagine under our common law system, there is a place for strict liability.Just a quick digression. There are two areas of the common law: contract and tort. In contract, two parties will have ente...
01/21/2009
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