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Published on: 31 Oct 2012 By

Utah latest US state to mandating disclosure of fracking chemicals

On October 24, the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining approved a new rule requiring companies to use FracFocus, the US’s national hydraulic fracturing chemical registry, to report the amount and types of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) to produce oil and gas. Seven other s…

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Published on: 31 Oct 2012 By

Employees Have Right To Privacy On Work Computers New Blog post by Andrea Bezaire

Andrea Bezaire writes a new blog post “Employees Have Right to Privacy On Work Computers” which takes an in depth look at the recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling which upheld that employees have a right to privacy on work computers in R. v. Cole and how this ruling will effect employers an…

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Published on: 29 Oct 2012 By

New Canadian environmental assessments exclude stakeholders and issues

The new standing rules in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, have now been interpreted the first two times, with contradictory results. The Prosperity Mine panel, in BC, has wisely interpreted the new standing rules broadly, including experts, Non-Governmental Organizations, Fi…

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Published on: 25 Oct 2012 By

Mercury and lead contamination tied to ADHD in Inuit

In the northern Quebec, there are about 11,000 Inuit, the most highly exposed population in the world to PCB and mercury pollution. Air-borne contaminants from the south fall in northern areas and bioaccumulate in the animals that Inuit eat. Burning coal is the largest source of mercury. A Q…

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Published on: 23 Oct 2012 By

Everything Old Is New Again! The Use Of Social Media In The Course Of The Employment Relationship New Blog post by Andrea Bezaire

In my last blog “Be Careful What You Wish For: The Use of Social Media In The Hiring Process”, I discussed some of the pros and cons of using Facebook, Twitter or other social media in making hiring decisions. This blog considers the use of social media in the course of the employment relati…

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