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Rate hike on mortgage in arrears slapped down by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has put teeth into the federal Interest Act’s s. 8 prohibition against hiking mortgage interest when borrowers fall into arrears.

Keen to avoid the wrangling that marred the defunct Lori Douglas inquiry, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has signalled it intends to keep a tight rein over its formal inquiry into alleged misconduct by Justice Robin Camp.

Many are celebrating Mou v. MHPM Project Leaders [2016] HRTO 327, a recent decision by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, in which miscarriages were found to be a disability under the Human Rights Code of Ontario.

Last year Canada revolutionized the intake of federal applications from professionals wishing to immigrate as permanent residents. While some have benefited from these changes, many talented individuals and Canadian employers have been hurt by them.

The office of Sherrard Kuzz LLP, a mid-size employment and labour law firm in downtown Toronto, doesn’t look like your traditional legal workplace.