Author Archives: Edward Brain

Ontario Government to Invoke Section 33 of the Constitution

On September 10th, 2018  the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, announced that he will be invoking the so-called ‘Notwithstanding clause’ in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Section 33.) This decision is in response to a court decision that the … Continue reading

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Human Rights Apply in Condominiums

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s look at some of the questions: The first question is: QUESTION:  An owner in our condominium broke his wrist and needed help tying his shoes. Staff helped him, but when … Continue reading

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97th Warriors’ Day Parade at the CNE

Today, August 18th 2018, the Canadian National Exhibition (C.N.E.) celebrated the 97th Warriors’ Day Parade. The Parade started at 10:30 a.m. at the Princes’ Gate, at the east end of the CNE grounds, and continued past the Direct Energy Centre, … Continue reading

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John Diefenbaker, Canadian Prime Minister

Today is the 39th anniversary of the death of former Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. John George Diefenbaker was born September 18th, 1895 in Neustadt, Ontario to William Thomas Diefenbaker and his wife Mary Florence.  His father was of German … Continue reading

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Happy Simcoe Day 2018

As today is Sir John Graves Simcoe Day in Ontario, I would like to discuss the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 to 1796. Of course Upper Canada would later become the Province of Ontario. Born in Cotterstock … Continue reading

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Leases in Condominiums have Limitations

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss the questions raised: Two questions raised were about renting a unit in a condominium.  As such, I am going to post both of them first and then comment on … Continue reading

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Why Toronto Needs 47 Councillors

It has been reported that the Provincial Government wishes to cut the number of councillors in Toronto from 47 to 25, and be made effective for the 2018 municipal election.  Not only is this a last minute decision right before … Continue reading

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Proxies Abuse is Alive in Condominiums

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss the two questions raised: QUESTION:  Myself and another candidate recently ran for election to the board against two incumbent directors. The incumbents won, and one of the scrutineers advised … Continue reading

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The King and I at the Princess of Wales

I attended the matinee performance on July 14th of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The King and I at the Princess of Wales. The production starred Jose Llana (The King of Siam), Elena Shaddow (Anna Leonowens), Joan Almedilla (Lady Thiang), Brian … Continue reading

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2018 MLB All Star Game Teams Announced

Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced the teams for the 2018 All-Star Game. This year’s midsummer classic takes place at Nationals Park and is hosted by the Washington Nationals. This is the first time that the Nationals have held the … Continue reading

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