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What is a trust?

July 29, 2020 By Brian Babcock Every time I tell someone I will be teaching Trusts in January, I get the question back, “What is Trusts?” Since Trusts are an important part of everyday life, and not just for lawyers, I thought I ought to post an answer. The origins of trusts date back to before […]

Commercial Tenancies: Notice to Terminate

July 29, 2020 By Brian Babcock Ontario’s Commercial Tenancies Act requires that a landlord give their tenant written notice to terminate a lease. In particular, section 19(2) states that: A right of re-entry or forfeiture under any proviso or stipulation in a lease for a breach of any covenant or condition in the lease, other than […]

Contempt and the Enforcement of Orders

July 29, 2020 By Brian Babcock Obtaining a judgment or court order is only the first step toward satisfaction. The order must still be acted upon or enforced. In Ontario, the Rules of Civil Procedure provide several mechanisms for collecting on a money judgment. These are distinct from the mechanism for enforcing an order for something […]