In 2020, Ontario will increase the value of claims that can be brought before the province's small claims court. The intent is to make it "faster, easier, and more affordable to settle claims."
Claudia Pedrero is a lawyer with Iler Campbell LLP where she works on a range of governance, human rights and housing issues for non-profit clients.
An alternative model of land ownership is growing in Canada, as communities grapple with increasingly unaffordable housing prices and commercial development changes neighbourhoods.
Cannabis legalization comes with many questions around the extent to which governments and property owners can restrict consumption. Does it mean that people have a right to smoke and grow cannabis?
Ontario municipalities have newly expanded powers to implement "inclusionary zoning." What will these changes mean for new affordable housing in the province?
While new regulations governing the growth of medical marijuana provide a quick solution for the issue of reasonable access, they leave the tough questions for tenants and housing providers.