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.
The recent decision of the Ontario government to terminate the retail cannabis lottery system and move toward an open market for private cannabis retail has opened many questions about the process of appealing a decision of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario ("AGCO") in refusing a licence application.
On July 22, 2020, Ontario’s emergency declaration expired triggering the end of the province’s pandemic eviction ban. The expiration of the emergency declaration came one day after Ontario’s Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020 (“Bill 184”) received Royal Assent.
As the COVID-19 situation in Ontario continues to develop, there has been an alarming number of COVID-19 related deaths at long-term care homes in the province. As of April 22, 2020, 30 residents have died at one Toronto long-term care facility alone.
As the world comes to grips with the impact of COVID-19, the uncertainty of the pandemic is having a direct impact on the economic situation of individuals and businesses. In Ontario, many employees are being laid off temporarily and as a result large and small businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to stay afloat.
The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (“LPAT”) is an independent administrative tribunal responsible for hearing appeals on a variety of contentious municipal matters. LPAT was formerly known as the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”) which operated as an independent adjudicative tribunal conducting hearings on land use planning issues and a variety of other matters.
Chand Snider LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its latest office in Windsor, Ontario. Founded by Pradeep Chand and Murray Snider in 2016, the law firm now has three office locations, including its headquarters in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario.
At the end of 2018, the federal government made significant changes to Canada’s impaired driving laws with the aim of making them amongst the strongest in the world. The lawyers at Chand Snider LLP are seasoned criminal defence lawyers who have accumulated an abundance of knowledge to fight impaired or over ‘80’ charges. Listed below, are 6 WAYS YOU CAN FIGHT these charges.
On December 12, 2019, the Government of Ontario announced its move towards an open market for private cannabis retail in Ontario and related amendments to Ontario Regulation 468/18 made under the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018.
Summary judgment motions are a procedural tool allowing litigants to obtain judgment or a final determination of a claim or defence without having to go through a full trial.
The Cannabis Act controls and regulates the production, distribution and sale of cannabis in Canada. There are two licenses available for the cultivation of cannabis, depending on the canopy space of the facility. Health Canada is the body responsible for issuing licenses in order to legally operate a cannabis cultivation facility.
This year’s decision in the case of Heller v. Uber Technologies has already generated an enormous amount of case notes, articles, summaries and blogs. Most of these writings focus on the impact that the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal has had and will have on class action litigation and employment law in the new “gig” economy.
For most bars and restaurants, new or old, the most important and essential licence in their business is their liquor sales licence. While most bars, restaurants, lounges and night clubs may be known for their food, ambiance, clientele and reputation, without a liquor sales licence those admirable qualities may be left unrecognized and their establishment less frequented.
Licensed professionals are required to adhere to a higher standard of care to the public they serve. Their occupations are commonly monitored and regulated by governing bodies that investigate accusations of misconduct and other improper behaviour.
The lawyers at Chand Snider LLP can help you deal with any type of mortgage and loan enforcement situation you encounter. If you are in the need of professional legal advice with respect to your options enforcing a mortgage, contact our office and schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers.
Now recreational cannabis use has been legalized in Ontario, police will be monitoring the roads to ensure the safety of other drivers. There are serious penalties associated with being charged with driving while impaired by cannabis and some of these penalties can include
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission (“AGCO”) recently announced it will be accepting on-line applications for cannabis related licences, including retail operator licences, retail store authorizations and retail manager licences...
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the right to “freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.” Like all other rights...
On September 27, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 36, the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018. If Bill 36 is passed, it will enact the Cannabis License Act...
Managing debt collection is of fundamental importance to the success of any business. The implementation of an effective system is necessary...
We recently announced and celebrated the launch of our dedicated Cannabis Law Group and are pleased to share the news release here...
For claims that are over $25,000.00, the claim must be commenced in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The information described in this document is for actions started in the Superior Court of Justice...
Chand Snider LLP will open its doors in both Toronto and Ottawa this March. The firm, founded by partners Pradeep Chand and Murray Snider, will focus on...
Being convicted of impaired by drug charges has similar penalties as being convicted of impaired by alcohol charges. This area of law is complicated and carries with it significant consequences for those charged with impaired driving. It goes without saying...
If you are charged with a criminal offence or under investigation the action you take early on can either significantly damage or improve your defence. Chand Snider LLP has put together tips to ensure you avoid making common mistakes.
If you have been treated unfairly by someone, you may have already considered filing a lawsuit against them. A lawsuit is often the most effective ways to get redress for the wrong you have suffered. However...
Drug charges, depending on the type and quantity, can result in serious problems for an individual found to be in possession. If you are being investigated for a drug offense, you have the right under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to contact legal counsel before police begin to interrogate you. It is important to exercise this right as soon as practicable.
After an arrest the bail hearing provides an accused an opportunity to be released from custody. Under these circumstances it is of vital importance to make sure you know your rights. When your reputation and freedom are on the line you want a lawyer you can trust.
With the downturn in the economy, more and more people are losing their jobs. Many go to work every day fearing it might be the day that they hear the words “You’re fired”. Minds start racing. How will I pay my bills? How will I support my family? Where do I even begin looking for another job?
As you may be aware, if you are a registered dealer of vehicles in Ontario, you are governed by the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (“OMVIC”). OMVIC is a public interest body that licenses and regulates motor vehicles in Ontario.
Issues of health and safety are becoming top concerns for businesses, and are concerns that cannot, and should not, be ignored. While workplace safety has traditionally been a matter for occupational health and safety regulatory enforcement, on March 31, 2004, as a result of Bill C-45, safety at the workplace became a matter for criminal enforcement as well.
It is a common misconception to think of a Coroner’s Inquest as a form of trial. Although there are many similarities between the two processes, such as the hearing of evidence before a jury, there are some key differences.
On June 1st, 2011, amendments made by the Ontario legislature to the Liquor Licence Act, and its Regulations came into force. In general, these changes loosened several past restrictions placed upon members of the hospitality industry in regards to the service of alcohol.