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Minimum Wage Increase October 1, 2018

In a long forecasted move, the Province of Manitoba has increased the Minimum Wage to $11.35 per hour effective October 1st, 2018. While not a huge increase, business owners should be advised that they must apply it. The requirement to pay a minimum wage is set out in Manitoba’s The Employment Standards Code. Violating the Code can lead to fines up to $25,000.00 and for,… Read More »

Rent-to-Own Agreements

The common thread of rent-to-own agreements is that the buyer will take possession and make payments to the seller over time and only upon payment in full will the seller then transfer legal title of the property to the buyer. There are generally two ways in which a rent-to-own agreement is structured; (i) agreement of sale and (ii) rental agreement with option to purchase. Agreement… Read More »

Get to Know… Bonnie Schott!

BACKGROUND Bonnie grew up on a mixed cattle and grain operation near Warren, MB. Throughout her youth, she was actively involved in the 4-H program and was a member of both an equine and beef club. Prior to attending law school, Bonnie worked for a national agri-retail association. EDUCATION Bonnie obtained her Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) with a minor in Central and Eastern European Studies… Read More »

Accessibility in Manitoba

According to the Royal Bank of Canada, people with disabilities represent an estimated annual spending power of $25 billion across Canada. Having businesses take steps to accommodate that market is not only the right thing to do, it is now legally mandated and a sound financial thing to do. On November 1st, 2018 The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (“The Act”) will take full force and… Read More »

Purchasing or Selling a Cottage

Is your dream to purchase a cottage property or has the dream faded and it is time to sell that cherished family cottage? Whether a purchase or sale, legal advice is important and our lawyers can assist you in the process whether the cottage is in Manitoba or Ontario, on titled or on leased land, either in a Provincial Park or on Indian Land. Cottage… Read More »

Liability in Sports, Who’s at Fault?

As the Province is in the midst of “Jets Fever” one question that we are often faced with is, what happens when someone gets hurt playing organized sports and whose fault is it? The Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba heard a case in 2016 in regards to a referee who was injured in the course of his role as a referee (Henderson v. Canadian,… Read More »