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Rent Increase Guideline for 2023

July 18th, 2022 by Hunter Stone

Earlier this year we wrote about the rent increase guidelines for 2022, which lists the current allowable amount a landlord can increase their tenants’ rent by 1.2 per cent.

On June 29, 2022, the Government of Ontario stated the rent increase guideline for 2023 will be 2.5 per cent, noting this rate is below that of inflation. The last time a rent increase guideline was 2.5 per cent was in 2013. Continue reading “Rent Increase Guideline for 2023”

Staffing announcement at Iler Campbell

June 14th, 2022 by Iler Campbell LLP

We’re pleased to announce that earlier this year, we hired Fatema Jivaji, a lawyer who shares our strong interest in land trust work.  Fatema hit the ground running working on a couple of big land trust acquisitions.  (Stay tuned to the blog to hear more details about that!) With experience gained in big and mid-sized firms and working as a lawyer directly for a private equity firm that capitalizes development projects, we’re confident Fatema will have lots to offer our developer and prospective-developer clients working in the non-profit sector. She looks forward, too, to gaining a broader understanding of the range of work we do for our non-profit, co-op, and charitable clients.   You can read more about Fatema here.

In other news, our 2021-2022 articling student, Maggie Fleming, will be called to the bar this month.  We’re delighted she’s agreed to stay with us for a few months to get us through some big ongoing projects.   Make sure to congratulate Maggie if you’re working with her. Becoming a lawyer is a long haul and one that deserves celebrating!

Freaky Friday, political-style: voting in the Ontario provincial election

May 30th, 2022 by Celia Chandler

Politicians who ‘get things done’ are good at doing bad things. But that might be the reason they get re-elected.

Currently York South-Weston is represented federally by Liberal, Ahmed Hussen, the first Somali federally-elected politician and current Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion. Credit: Micheal Swan / Flickr

“So, why do you support him?” I longed to ask the three young, white, able-bodied men, as I walked down the street.

Even without their blue leaflets, they look like stereotypical Ford supporters. They have the swagger of people who’ve never felt the sting of discrimination because of their colour or accent; who’ve never gone hungry; who’ve never wondered how they’d make rent; and who know they will secure well-paying jobs that will afford them houses in neighbourhoods with good schools, brew-pubs, and upscale coffee shops.

Not this neighbourhood.

Continue reading “Freaky Friday, political-style: voting in the Ontario provincial election”

Spring training round up

March 17th, 2022 by Celia Chandler

It’s true that co‑opers are committed to the 5th Co‑operative Principle – Education, Training, and Information – even when it has to be done remotely! I have to look no further than my own calendar to see this. Continue reading “Spring training round up”

GHCHF Winter Workshop 2022

January 5th, 2022 by Iler Campbell LLP

Iler Campbell is proud to provide workshops for the Golden Horseshoe Co‑operative Housing Federation Winter Workshops 2022 conference. Workshops are Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM, registration is available here.  And be sure not to miss the Thursday night AGM followed by a Special Guest Presentation and social mixer! Continue reading “GHCHF Winter Workshop 2022”

Webinar recording: Vaccines & the Workplace: Where do we go from here?

November 4th, 2021 by Iler Campbell

A recording of this webinar is now online. This was the last webinar in our ‘Back to School’ series. See the other events, and watch recordings of them here.

With the return to work, many of us have questions abut the permissibility of mandatory vaccine policies. In this session Iler Campbell lawyer, Safia Lakhani, discusses the ins and outs of vaccine policies in the workplace and review the extent to which employers can rely on provincial or federal mandates in rolling them out.