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On June 7, the federal government announced that it is suspending the implementation of the private right of action under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). The move was in response to concerns raised by Canadian businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector.

The suspended provisions of CASL were scheduled to come into force on July 1, 2017 and would have allowed any interested person to file lawsuits for alleged violations of the legislation.

The government has not stated how long this indefinite suspension will last. The legislation will be submitted to a parliamentary committee for review.

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In part one of a four-part series, “Avoiding estate planning pitfalls,” Matthew Urback, an estates litigation specialist at law firm Shibley, Righton LLP in Toronto, flags key points in the estates process where advisors can act to protect both their clients and their practice from the impacts of elder abuse.

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Accessibility is the wave of the future, and condo corporations need good policies to deal with a growing number of requests for accommodation due to disability, says Toronto condominium lawyer Deborah Howden.

“Over the next few years we’re going to see more needs arise,” says Howden, a partner with Shibley Righton LLP. “The trend is to be more inclusive.”

In Ontario, the duty to accommodate residents stems from two pieces of legislation: the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC), Howden notes.

Some former AODA accommodation requirements are now embedded in the Ontario Building Code (OBC), which requires all new condos or those undertaking extensive renovations to meet certain accessibility requirements, she says. These include barrier-free paths of travel, access to all storeys within the building and visual fire safety devices.

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