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2010 

Notaries and Notary Public So, where does a Notary fit into the picture? Notaries and Notaries Public perform various tasks in different jurisdictions. In some cases, they perform the services of a conveyancer. However, in Ontario the role is rather restricted. There are really two important func...
07/31/2010
Once someone in Ontario has completed an educational program and has been awarded a law degree, they may apply to the Law Society of Upper Canada to enter the Bar Admission Course. Upon successful completion of the program, the candidate will be "called to the bar" and awarded a degree known as a...
07/31/2010
Once someone in Ontario has completed an educational program and has been awarded a law degree, they may apply to the Law Society of Upper Canada to enter the Bar Admission Course. Upon successful completion of the program, the candidate will be "called to the bar" and awarded a degree known as a...
07/31/2010
The terminology of lawyer has different meanings in different jursidictions. In some cases, it means someone who is entitled to practice law, and in other cases, it has no such connotation. Simply, lawyer means a person who has graduated from a recognized law school. This does not carry with it t...
07/31/2010
Who's Who in the Real Estate Zoo! By Brian Madigan LL.B.(Ontario Real Estate Source)Sometimes, it's important to know what different people do. This can be helpful when looking for an expert, and perhaps just as importantly what people are not qualified to do.We'll start with the legal profession...
07/28/2010
The Deck Warranty (Part 2) By Brian Madigan LL.B.(Ontario Real Estate Source)From time to time, there are issues concerning the state of repair and the condition of wooden decks. This follows a previous posting where we consider certain basic facts: · the basic wooden deck at three levels on an o...
07/27/2010
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The Deck Warranty (Old Decks can be Problems) By Brian Madigan LL.B.(Ontario Real Estate Source)It is very commonplace to see wooden decks constructed at the rear of houses. They have become extremely popular over the last two decades. And, with popularity comes problems.What if: · The deck isn't...
07/21/2010
Bank of Canada Increases Bank Rate By Brian Madigan LL.B.(Ontario Real Estate Source)The Bank of Canada hiked its key interest rate by a quarter point, 20 July 2010. A similar increase took place in June. The Bank noted that it "expects the economic recovery in Canada to be more gradual than it h...
07/20/2010
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"Jurat" Explained  By Brian Madigan LL.B.  (Ontario Real Estate Source) The latin expression "jurat" means "having been sworn". Jurat is derived from jurare which in Latin means "to swear." The expression itself migrated with the Romans to France, and ultimately across the English Channel to bec...
07/18/2010
Meaning of "Ipso Facto" By Brian Madigan LL.B. (Ontario Real Estate Source) The latin expression "ipso facto" means "assuming this fact, then it follows that", or "by reason of the fact". The term often refers to something which is a straightforward conclusion or something which is self-evident. ...
07/18/2010
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