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AGM helps client secure release of site plan deposits improperly held by Ontario municipality in bad faith

The recent decision in Dominus/Cityzen Brampton SWQRP Inc. v. Brampton (City), 2020 ONSC 5806 provides valuable insight into the duty of municipalities to act in good faith and to act reasonably when refusing to return or reduce a deposit posted under a Site Plan Agreement (SPA). Dominus agreed to develop lands for the expansion of Brampton’s City Hall under a public-private partnership. The City was, on the one hand, the party who requested the work to be done. On the other hand, the City was the regulator under Ontario’s Planning Act. Acting in its regulatory function, the City required Dominus ... [more] Full article

Nothing wrong with cutting number of Toronto City Councillors during election campaign: Court of Appeal

In a 3-2 decision, the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General) held that the Province of Ontario’s decision to reduce the number of Toronto ... [more] Full article

Toronto’s On Again, Off Again Election To Proceed Notwithstanding Provincial Interference

Shortly after his election in June 2018, Ontario Premier Doug Ford convinced his colleagues in the Ontario Legislature to pass Bill 5, a law reducing the size of Toronto City ... [more] Full article

Ontario Court Quashes Municipal By-Law Forcing Conversion of Taxi Licences

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice quashed a resolution of Toronto City Council that required the mandatory conversion of all taxi licences to a new taxi licensing regime on the ... [more] Full article


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Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation. Michael’s peers and clients have commented that Michael is an “excellent and creative lawyer,” “finds unique solutions to complex problems,” and that “Michael gets it and knows how to win.”

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Alyssa Hall

Alyssa Hall

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Alyssa’s growing practice encompasses a broad spectrum of litigation matters including corporate commercial disputes, employment matters, class actions, and competition law. She continues to develop a wide-ranging litigation practice. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Alyssa became dedicated to understanding the intersection of public and private sector interests while working for a public policy centre and a non-profit organization that remains focused on raising investor awareness for Ontario’s advanced manufacturing industry.

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