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THE LAWYERS AT CHAND & CO. ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE WITHDRAWAL OF ALL CHARGES The lawyers at Chand & Co. are pleased to announce the withdrawal of all charges laid by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services against Utilebill Credit Corporation (“UCC”) under the Consumer Protection Act.
CHAND & CO. TO SPONSOR THE MEADOWVALE MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Chand & Co. is excited to announce that we will be a proud sponsor of the Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association. Chand & Co. is proud to connect with our community and assist in providing a positive environment to promote teamwork, sportsmanship and healthy competition.
BUILDER CODE OF ETHICS On July 1, 2021, the provincial government introduced O. Reg. 245/21: Code of Ethics and Discipline and Appeals Committee (the “Code of Ethics”) made under the New Home Construction Licensing Act (the “Act”). The Code of Ethics not only establishes standards expected of registered builders, but also disciplinary mechanisms to enforce compliance with these standards.
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE Chand & Co. is thrilled to announce that our first annual Thanksgiving Food Drive was a tremendous success. As a result of the thoughtful and generous donations from our clients and friends, we were able to exceed our fundraising goal and donate $5,000.00
WHY YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE LAWYER Whether you attend several years of schooling or spend years accumulating goodwill, or both, it takes significant time, effort and resources to build and maintain a successful professional career. Yet a complaint to a professional disciplinary body can undo all of this hard work and ruin a strong reputation practically overnight.
BILL 229 – BAN ON COMMERCIAL TENANCY EVICTIONS EXTENDED IN ONTARIO The Ontario Government has passed several pieces of legislation halting or reversing evictions of commercial tenants and protecting them from being locked out or having their assets seized during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, on December 8, 2020, Bill 229, Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020 received Royal Assent and was passed into law by the Ontario Government.
CANCELLED CONDOMINIUM PROJECTS AND TARION DISPUTES In recent years, the cancellation of condominium projects has become a common occurrence in Toronto and the GTA. In 2018, developers cancelled 17 condo projects across the GTA, resulting in the loss of 4,672 units. Cancellations of condo projects occur when a development is slated to be ready for a certain date, would-be buyers sign presale contracts (often selling out the units) and provide a deposit to secure it, and then the developer pulls the plug, sometimes leaving the holders of those presale contracts without their deposit.
MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF BUSINESSES The Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. 2001, c. 25 gives municipalities broad powers to pass bylaws to govern activities within their jurisdiction and establish practices and procedures for the enforcement and prosecution of infractions. Municipalities have fairly expansive powers to regulate a wide range of businesses and business activities.
BANKRUPTCY AND COMMERCIAL TENANCIES: LANDLORD’S RIGHTS As the COVID-19 pandemic endures and a possible second lockdown looms, a consequence that will likely follow is a recession that will bring about a wave of bankruptcies of small and medium size businesses. Although the federal and provincial governments have rolled out the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”) to provide businesses commercial rent relief, many have criticized this assistance and other efforts as falling fall short of what is required to save these businesses from bankruptcy.