Tarion Tips on Buying a Pre-Construction Home or Condominium in Ontario

Tarion is a not-for-profit consumer protection organization established by the Ontariogovernment to administer the province’s new home warranty program. Its role is to ensure thatbuyers of new homes receive the coverage they are entitled to under their builder’s warranty.Tarion has published a number of resources, tools and guides published on its website toensure that new […]

How is Child Support Calculated?

Child Support is governed by the Child Support Guidelines which set out a Support Table forOntario. The Support Table shows the basic monthly amounts of child support to coverexpenses like clothes, food, and school supplies. The basic amount is also called the tableamount.The table amount is based on the gross annual income of the payor […]

Determining Reasonable Notice

Contrary to common opinion and belief, the courts have shifted their determinations of a dismissed employee’s entitlement to reasonable notice of dismissal from a “rule of thumb” to a calculated approach. Today, the former one month per year of service “rule of thumb” has been replaced by the decision in Bardal v. Globe & Mail Ltd., 1960 […]

Success at the Ontario Court of Appeal

On April 18, 2023, Lockyer + Hein LLP’s Litigation Partner, J. David Keith was wholly successful at the Ontario Court of Appeal on a decision involving the test for summary judgment in accordance with Rule 20 of the Rules of Civil Procedure. The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision applied the seminal test in Hyrniak v. […]

Corporate Compliance under the new Underused Housing Tax Act (Canada)

Effective this year, the Government of Canada has introduced the Underused Housing Tax Act (Canada) (the “UHTA”). The affected owners of residential properties in Canada are required to file annual returns and pay underused housing tax. The following categories of corporations that are owners of residential property in Canada in any capacity may be affected owners […]