Are You Overpaying for Hydro For Your Apartment?

I just spoke to a couple recently about their situation in how their electricity bill was being calculated.  They thought something was fishy about how high their hydro bill was in comparison to the other tenants in the building.  They found out that while the other apartments were separately metered, their apartment was not. Read More …

Municipal By-Law vs. The Residential Tenancies Act: Who Wins?

I had a case recently in which my Landlord-client found themselves in quite a pickle, to say the least. The Landlord had a three-apartment residential complex, in which the Landlord lived in the main unit, and the other two apartments rented out to tenants.  It Read More …

Bill C-75: No Improvements on Second Reading

In my previous post on this issue back in June 2018, I lamented about the lack of change for the use of agents in the Criminal Code.  Section 802.1 says this: Despite subsections 800(2) and 802(2), a defendant may not appear or examine or cross-examine Read More …

Bill C-75: A Threat to the Paralegal Scope of Practice

Bill C-75 is a threat to the Paralegal scope of practice.  If not amended, then the bill will effectively remove Paralegals from representing clients or acting as agents for lawyers in criminal cases using the summary conviction process.  Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould seems to think that it Read More …