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Things to Consider Before Backing Out of a Real Estate Deal

In some cases, buyers may change their minds or realize that they are no longer financially able to follow through with their purchase. However, reneging has proven to be quite expensive and stressful. Therefore, it is important that buyers are well aware of what they are getting themselves into and the terms by which their […]
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The Effects of More Stringent Mortgage Rules

  • Posted by Thersa Salcedo
  • On October 15, 2018
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Canadian home sales have fallen due to the tougher mortgage qualification rules that have deterred prospective buyers. The real estate market tightened its regulations in an attempt to make certain that buyers will be able to sustain potential fluctuations in their economic standing. This may be in terms of interest rate volatility, should their interest […]
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Here’s What you Need to Know about Cannabis Licensing

Bill C-45 has become the centre of many discussions as its implementation enables adults in the province of British Columbia to legally purchase cannabis. The proposed Cannabis Distribution Act (CDA) will establish the Province’s authority over the wholesale distribution of cannabis and provide control for public retail sales. The Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA) […]
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The Truth Behind Those Copyright Infringement Warnings

In today’s society, many turn to torrenting or downloading movies from the internet. This is partially due to the increasing popularity of devices, such as computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The last time that Canada amended its copyright law was in 2012, which carried with it a multitude of debates regarding the Copyright Modernization Act. […]
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5 Considerations When Creating Your Will

The “accumulation years”, the time you spend on working and acquiring assets for both your personal and financial future use. During this period, you pursue your interests and donate to charities, own businesses, invest in stocks, and purchase property. Regardless of the type of assets you possess, you will most likely want them protected and […]
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Unjust Enrichment: Norkum v. Fletcher, 2018 BCSC 904 Case Summary

A few decisions on unjust enrichment hold the reader’s eye like Norkum v. Fletcher, 2018 BCSC 904.  The decision starts: “Sex for pay, opportunism, deception and false expectations form the backdrop to this litigation.”  On June 1, 2018, the Supreme Court of BC issued reasons finding in Mr. Norkum’s favor on allegations of unjust enrichment […]
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Contractor Disputes

Vancouver’s real-estate market has been on the rise and contractors are in high demand.  From the maintenance of a real-estate investment to renovating or building a house; more people are generally inclined to enter into an agreement with a contractor or builder.  An agreement struck with a contractor for restoration, renovation or building services fall […]
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A Very Short Overview of Canadian Privacy and Personal Information Protection Jurisprudence

  • Posted by Nazli Jelveh
  • On September 15, 2017
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The Canadian government has enacted federal and provincial legislation, to protect personal information and privacy interests of individual citizens. In addition to these statutory frameworks, the Canadian judiciary has also been active in creating dialogue around common law causes of action in cases of breach of privacy. When a Government Entity Breaches Your Privacy Section […]
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Leaving a Will & Testament

Estate planning is like raising a child.  Once you realize how important it was, it’s often too late!  Proper planning ensures that the remains of your estate are dealt with according to your wishes, and more importantly it protects your most valuable assets; and peace of mind for your family and loved ones.  There are […]
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The Overly Regulated Internet

In 1997, John Sopinka, then a Supreme Court judge, said that the Internet has enabled individuals to “reach a wide audience with little or no regulation.” This little amount of regulation and the fact that Internet users could hide behind a veil of anonymity, created a peculiar free exchange of ideas. This freedom, in Justice […]
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