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Posted on January 27, 2023 In Articles, General & Commercial Litigation, Municipal Law

January 27, 2023 By Mark Mikulasik THE ISSUE No, not really a million-dollar parking ticket. Just a million dollar fine for civil contempt arising from […]

Posted on October 19, 2022 In Articles, Municipal Law

October 19, 2022 By Mark Mikulasik What community of interest allows a municipal councillor to participate in debate and voting on an issue in which […]

Posted on October 14, 2022 In Administrative Law, Articles, Municipal Law

October 14, 2022 By Nick Melchiorre …the exercise of public power must be justified, intelligible and transparent, not in the abstract, but to the individuals […]

Posted on September 14, 2022 In Articles, Municipal Law

September 14, 2022 By Brian Babcock In September 2021 we posted an article entitled “Building Permit Liability” which focused on hidden liability risks lurking in […]

Posted on August 12, 2022 In Articles, Municipal Law

August 12, 2022 By Mark Mikulasik The appropriate penalty for a municipal conflict of interest has been controversial as long as there has been a […]

Posted on July 23, 2022 In Articles, Municipal Law

July 23, 2022 By Mark Mikulasik Ontario municipalities are in a special position with respect to obtaining injunctions for a breach of a bylaw. Section […]

Posted on July 10, 2022 In Articles, Municipal Law

July 10, 2022 By Brian Babcock The Building Code Act protects important public interests including public safety and consumer protection. Because of this, the courts […]

Posted on July 5, 2022 In Articles, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law

July 5, 2022 By Nick Melchiorre An easement is a document that grants specific rights of use of a part of the owner’s property to […]

Posted on April 24, 2022 In Articles, Municipal Law

April 24, 2022 By Mark Mikulasik You might not be aware that section 440 of Ontario’s Municipal Act provides that: If any by-law of a […]

Posted on April 2, 2022 In Articles, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law

April 2, 2022 By Mark Mikulasik Implied easements are granted very rarely, and air rights are seldom the issue, so a case addressing the combination […]