Think before you text!
It is increasingly common in family law litigation for text messages to be introduced as evidence. This can happen when two parties have had a relationship breakdown and the conversations have taken a negative tone. In this article Nadine Russell takes a look at the recent Ontario Superior …Continue reading the post titled Think before you text!
Lead, criminality and violence
If you missed Dianne’s well received interview on CBC’s The Current, on lead, criminality and violence, you can listen to it here. And yes, I do think that putting lead into gasoline was one of the stupidest things we have done in a long time, and there is a lot of competition fo…Continue reading the post titled Lead, criminality and violence
It is now an environmental offence to kill birds with buildings
Ecojustice has done another important public service by prosecuting Cadillac Fairview for slaughtering migratory birds, including endangered species, with a particularly lethal set of mirrored buildings, the Yonge Corporate Centre (“YCC”) office buildings in Toronto. According to Judge Melvy…Continue reading the post titled It is now an environmental offence to kill birds with buildings
Understanding Legal Costs
When clients first become involved in a legal action, many are confused about how the civil legal system works and whether or not they could be subjected to paying the other party’s costs. Every situation is different, but in Ontario it is the usual practice for the loser to pay the winner’…Continue reading the post titled Understanding Legal Costs
Golf club fined for taking too much water, providing false records
Mitchell Golf & Country Club Inc. and Alfred John Schmoelzl, its employee, were fined $30,000 (plus 25% victim fine surcharge) for breaching the company’s permit to take water from the North Thames River in West Perth, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act. Based on water level da…Continue reading the post titled Golf club fined for taking too much water, providing false records
Siskinds Launches New Mobile Phone App to Help People Involved in Personal Injury Accidents
If you have ever been in a collision, even a minor one, you know how frightening and confusing the experience can be. You know that there are things you need to do and information you should collect, but in the stress of the moment you are not sure where to start. To help, Siskinds the...Continue reading the post titled Siskinds Launches New Mobile Phone App to Help People Involved in Personal Injury Accidents
Siskinds’ generosity once again surpasses expectations!
Siskinds’ 2012 United Way Campaign was a resounding success, thanks to the hard work of the fundraising committee and the generosity of our staff and lawyers. Siskinds has always been a strong supporter of the United Way, but the firm’s profile in the campaign was particularly high this year…Continue reading the post titled Siskinds’ generosity once again surpasses expectations!
Pembina Report: Competing in Clean Energy
The Pembina Institute think tank has issued a report on the opportunities and challenges facing Canada in the global transition to clean energy — a market set to grow to $3 trillion by 2020. Competing in Clean Energy: Capitalizing on Canadian innovation in a $3 trillion economy concludes tha…Continue reading the post titled Pembina Report: Competing in Clean Energy
Annual review of insolvency law: Why Abitibi rule is backwards
Dianne gave a well received presentation on the Abitibi case at the Annual Review of Insolvency Law in Montréal during the big snowstorm. In essence, Dianne believes that the Supreme Court’s decision, that the provincial environmental orders were subject to federal insolvency rules, wa…Continue reading the post titled Annual review of insolvency law: Why Abitibi rule is backwards