What are my rights in Canada

Canadian inheritance law at a glance

Author: Lawyer Nadja Sonnentag
KNORR Rechtsanwälte AG
Munich and Ulm, Germany
Email: [email protected]

Co-authors: Attorney Taya Talukdar, LETTE LLP | Toronto & RAin Luise Bauer, LETTE & Associés S.E.N.C.R.L. | Montreal

In Canada, inheritance law is not regulated nationwide. In principle - with the exception of real estate - the regulations of the respective province in which the deceased testator had his last place of residence are decisive. The provinces' inheritance regulations do not differ fundamentally from one another. This is only intended to give a rough overview, without claiming to be exhaustive. The following illustration focuses on inheritance law in Ontario and Québec ...



Canadian real estate law at a glance

Authors: Attorneys Barry Webster & Esther Krauze
Toronto and Montréal, Canada

Each province of Canada has its own system for registering property rights. In Ontario, the basic legal principles in real estate matters are rooted in English common law, with the Crown owning all the land but providing it to others in exchange for services. Under common law, it is possible for different people to have different rights to the same property. For example, one person can hold the right to “free property” (“fee simple”) on a piece of property, but another person can hold the right to “leasehold”. Free land ownership corresponds to full ownership rights, which are subject to certain rights that the crown retains on such property (e.g. mining rights). The right of disposal allows the property to be used for a certain period of time. Other rights or interests recognized under common law that a person can hold in a property are liens on property (e.g. mortgages or security interests), easements, rights of way and restrictive conditions ...



Product Liability Law in Canada

Author: Kevin A. Johnson

In Canada's federal system, product liability law is predominantly the responsibility of the individual provinces. However, certain aspects remain subject to state jurisdiction. However, the implementation and application of the respective legislation on product liability law within the Canadian common law provinces (nine out of ten of the provinces of Canada) are very similar. Even if there are different legal approaches in Québec, the only civil law province in Canada, these are very similar to the legal regulations of the sister provinces with an Anglo-American legal tradition. As a representative example for the remaining provinces, this article will deal with product liability law in the common law province of Ontario. In Ontario, claims in product liability law can mainly be derived on the basis of three legal bases: from legal obligations in product liability law, from contract law and from tortious liability ...



Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU

Translation / editing: Dr. Günter Knorr
KNORR Rechtsanwälte AG
Munich and Ulm, Germany
Email: [email protected]

Summary of the final negotiated results

For the Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU

The text of the agreement, insofar as it had been negotiated, was not available for this overview. It is based on a text that the Canadian government submitted to the House of Commons there. It has a purely Canadian perspective, but it is the most specific document that is available on the agreement as far as can be seen ...