Monthly Archives: June 2016

Interpreting Commercial Contracts in Ontario

When interpreting a commercial contract, the court aims to determine the intentions of the parties in accordance with the language used in the written document and presumes that the parties have intended what they have said. The court construes the … Continue reading

Ontario Human Rights Applications: Acting Professionally throughout

Human rights applications are serious matters. The Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”) has been described as quasi-constitutional legislation and sets out fundamental rights and responsibilities. The enforcement procedures in the Code provide the opportunity for individuals who believe their … Continue reading

Costs against the Crown in Ontario Criminal Proceedings

In extraordinary circumstances, the issue of whether the Crown should be liable for costs may arise. Cost awards, in the rare circumstances where they are appropriate, are integrally connected to the court’s control of its trial process, and are intended … Continue reading