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July 14, 2021 By Brian Babcock Owners, constructors, employers, supervisors and workers all have different roles and responsibilities under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety […]

Posted on May 17, 2021 In Articles, Municipal Law

May 17, 2021 By Brian Babcock Municipalities may have hidden liability risks lurking in old building permit files. A Superior Court judge, in Breen v. […]

Posted on February 8, 2021 In Articles, General & Commercial Litigation, Municipal Law

February 8, 2021 By Brian Babcock When did your municipality last review how its parks by-law serves the public interest? Covid-related concerns were not enough reason […]

November 30, 2020 By Brian Babcock A failure to meet Building Code standards may result in a municipality being responsible for damages suffered by a user […]

Posted on November 10, 2020 In Articles, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law

November 10, 2020 By Brian Babcock The power to expropriate does not change the test that applies when a municipality or other public authority claims that […]

Posted on February 27, 2017 In Articles, Municipal Law
February 27, 2017 By Brian Babcock In a recent decision, Poplar Point First Nation Development Corporation v. Thunder Bay, the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified the law [...]
Posted on July 23, 2015 In Articles, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law
July 23, 2015 By Brian Babcock Co-Authored by Elizabeth McLeod (Law Student, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law) Summer in Thunder Bay is a time for relaxation, backyard barbeques and [...]
Posted on March 27, 2012 In Articles, Municipal Law
March 27, 2012 “A person's home is his (or her) castle” – implying that the King (or Queen) in that castle has supreme right to [...]
Posted on March 13, 2006 In Articles, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law
March 13, 2006 By Brian Babcock Zoning bylaws restrict the use of land to specified uses. Bylaws are updated or revised over time. These revisions usually [...]