In memory of John Dale O'FLynn

John Dale O’Flynn like his grandfather and father, who both practiced law with our firm, was a lawyer at O’Flynn & O’Flynn and later at O’Flynn, O’Flynn & Weese from 1956 until 1976, when he was appointed as a Superior Court Judge. Sadly, John died on July 1st, 2015.

Despite the fact that John left the firm nearly 40 years ago, his legacy has continued to guide the firm to this day. It was John who instilled the firm with a strong sense of community service and a client first attitude. We are proud of our association with John and his family.

To this day, we have many clients who fondly remember John as a good lawyer, but more importantly as a GOOD PERSON.

John will be missed by everyone, who knew him; and that is a great legacy for any lawyer.

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Bill 69 will allow realtors to incorporate

Bill 69 to amend the Business Corporations Act and the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 to permit real estate salespersons to incorporate professional corporations has passed the 1st reading of the Ontario Legislature.

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Supreme Court of Canada pronounce on assisted suicide

On February 6, 2015  the Supreme Court of Canada pronounced in the case of Carter v. Canada: We conclude that the prohibition on physician-assisted dying is void insofar as it deprives a competent adult of such assistance where (1) the person affected clearly consents to the termination of life; and (2) the person has a grievous and irremediable medical condition (including an illness, disease or disability) that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of his or her condition.  We therefore allow the appeal.

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Installation of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 now mandates the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in all residential buildings that have (i) a fuel burning appliance; (ii) a fireplace; or (iii) a storage garage (i.e. parking garage). If a building has six (6) or more residential suites, carbon monoxide detectors must be installed by October 15, 2015. For buildings with less the six (6) residential units, the date for compliance is April 15, 2015.

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