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Jun 03 2018

Understanding Automobile Insurance in Ontario – Part III

[no_button size="" style="" text="2. Accident Benefits" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" icon_position="right" icon_color="2A25FF" icon_background_color="" icon_background_hover_color="" link="" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" border_width="" font_size="" font_style="normal" font_weight="" margin="" padding="" border_radius=""] Since June 1990 every Ontarian who has a valid automobile insurance contract in Ontario is entitled to accident benefits, as provided for in Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, which is a regulation to the Insurance Act. All contracts of automobile insurance are deemed to provide for accident benefits. [no_highlight background_color="" color="2A25FF"] NOTE: despite the above entitlement to accident benefits, occupants of public transit vehicles who are...

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Dec 27 2016

Liability of Municipalities in Slip and Fall Matters

Liability of Municipalities in Slip and Fall Matters A Brief Overview   [no_dropcaps type="square" color="2A25FF" font_family="Georgia" font_size="16" line_height="1 in" width="1 in" font_weight="700" font_style="" text_align="" border_color="" background_color="" margin=""]A[/no_dropcaps]ccording to Statistics Canada, out of 15,064 individuals who died from injury-related causes in Canada in 2007, 18% of deaths were due to injuries sustained in a fall.[1] Seniors are at a higher risk of falling than the rest of population in Canada. In fact the risk (and perceived risk) of fall increases with age. The costs of health care for those who suffer serious injuries from a...

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Dec 14 2016

Land Transfer Tax in Residential Real Estate Purchase

  In the province of Ontario, a purchaser who buys land or has a beneficial interest in land is required to pay Ontario’s land transfer tax upon the transaction closing. The Land Transfer Tax Act R.S.O. 1990, c. L.6 (“the Act”) governs the tax payable to the Province upon the registration or beneficial disposition of an interest in land. The Act provides that every instrument should have attached to it an affidavit. This affidavit is a sworn document by the purchaser, which sets out the value of consideration. You can find...

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Aug 04 2016

Accident Benefits in Ontario – Part VI

ACCIDENT BENEFITS IN ONTARIO A BRIEF OVERVIEW Part VI This is the sixth post in a series called “Accident Benefits in Ontario – A Brief Overview”. In these posts we talk about different aspects of Ontario’s Accident Benefits insurance coverage, also referred to as the no-fault insurance. Almost all of the content discussed in these blogs deal with the law as it applies to accidents that happened on or after September 1, 2010. Please contact us if your accident took place before September 1, 2010 and you would like to apply to accident...

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Jun 05 2016

June 1, 2016 Changes to Ontario Accident Benefits

ACCIDENT BENEFITS IN ONTARIO A BRIEF OVERVIEW Part V This is the fifth post in a series called “Accident Benefits in Ontario – A Brief Overview”. In the previous posts we looked at various accident benefits available to Ontarians. Given the substantial changes to the accident benefits regime, effective June 1, 2016, we decided to dedicate this post to a brief overview of those.   [no_dropcaps type="circle" color="3443FF" font_family="" font_size="14" line_height="" width="" font_weight="500" font_style="italic" text_align="" border_color="" background_color="" margin=""]A[/no_dropcaps]s part of the Ontario’s budget, announced on April 23, 2015, the provincial government proposed significant reductions...

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