On October 27, 2014, residents of the City of Toronto will go to the polls to cast their votes for mayor in what may be the most anticipated and internationally-watched municipal election in the City’s history. With election campaigns underway, I thought it would be relevant to explore the regulation of campaign activities on privately owned property. As one may expect, owners of private property are generally free to do as they wish with respect to campaign activities on their property; however, a few relevant regulations do exist.
The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (Ontario) prohibits landlords from restricting reasonable … Continue Reading
Building on Michael’s post from last week, another issue facing foreign investors in the Canadian real estate market are restrictions on the acquisition and ownership of land in the Prairie Provinces.
Alberta’s Foreign Ownership of Land Regulations (the “Regulations”) restrict foreign acquisition of interests in mainly rural land by the establishment of a scheme of controlled and uncontrolled land. Controlled land typically refers to farm land and ranches – the Regulations provide that controlled land means land in Alberta, excluding Crown land, land within the boundaries of a city, town, new town, village or summer village, and … Continue Reading