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In This Issue - #212 October 31, 2016

  1. Cooling Markets, Addressing Risk, and Reducing Buying Power – New Mortgage Rules
  2. ICBC “Principal Operator”: All Car Owners and Drivers Need to Know This
  3. Insolvent Estates
  4. Contractual Interest vs. the Interest Act
  5. Party Wall Agreements – Something Old is New Again
  6. B.C. Franchises Act Coming Into Force February 1, 2017
  7. Child Support – Some Common Misconceptions
  8. Compassion Fatigue Workshop by BrainTrust Canada on Nov 5th
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1. Cooling Markets, Addressing Risk, and Reducing Buying Power – New Mortgage Rules

by Brian Stephenson

On October 3, 2016, Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced changes to mortgage rules with the introduction of a “stress test.” ...

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Brian Stephenson
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2. ICBC “Principal Operator”: All Car Owners and Drivers Need to Know This

by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

This article deals with the issues surrounding the definition of “Principal Operator” under an ICBC insurance policy, and the risks involved by not naming the correct person. ...

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Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
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3. Insolvent Estates

by Vanessa DeDominicis

An insolvent estate is not necessarily a bankrupt estate. ...

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Vanessa DeDominicis
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4. Contractual Interest vs. the Interest Act

by Jeremy Burgess

Contractual interest can represent a significant component of the value of a contract for the party entitled to interest, a significant part of the costs of a contract to the party paying interest and a significant deterrent to a would be breaching p ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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5. Party Wall Agreements – Something Old is New Again

by Bradley Cronquist

Party Wall Agreements have historically been used to manage the relationship between land owners with a common boundary and a wall down the middle of the property line. ...

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Bradley Cronquist
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6. B.C. Franchises Act Coming Into Force February 1, 2017

by Andrew Brunton

The Franchises Act will come into force on February 1, 2017, making British Columbia the sixth Province to enact such legislation (joining Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island). ...

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Andrew Brunton
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7. Child Support – Some Common Misconceptions

by Leneigh Bosdet

When parents separate with dependent children both parents have a legal obligation to continue to financially support their children to the best of their abilities. ...

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Leneigh Bosdet
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8. Compassion Fatigue Workshop by BrainTrust Canada on Nov 5th

by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

Are you caring for someone and experiencing a depletion in emotional and physical energy? This is very common, and called “Compassion Fatigue” and there is help! Attend the Compassion Fatigue Workshop hosted by BrainTrust Canada, on Saturday Nov ...

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Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
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