Renovation costs for chemical sensitivities now tax deductible?
Congratulations to Ecojustice for its win in negotiating a settlement with Revenue Canada for a victim of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. People with this condition are adversely affected by chemicals in the environment (especially indoor air) that most people don’t notice.Continue reading the post titled Renovation costs for chemical sensitivities now tax deductible?
A little more international protection for endangered species
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (“CITES”) votes to regulate trade in more species at riskContinue reading the post titled A little more international protection for endangered species
Home Depot: Excessive enforcement causing recycling set back?
Home Depot’s decision to stop accepting waste paint and compact fluorescent bulbs for recycling is a sad setback, and another sign of trouble in Ontario’s waste reduction and diversion strategy.Continue reading the post titled Home Depot: Excessive enforcement causing recycling set back?
Turf wars – how green is artificial turf?
Kudos to those opposing the University of Toronto’s plan to use artificial turf for its back campus field, in time for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. The opponents are right: there are good reasons for health and environmental concern about ripping up grass (muddy as it may be) and replac…Continue reading the post titled Turf wars – how green is artificial turf?
Siskinds Class Action Ranked as Top Firm In Canada
Congratulations to the Siskinds Class Action Team for recently being ranked as the top plaintiff-side class actions firm in Canada by Chambers and Partners. “The most prominent plaintiff firm in the country right now.” “They're smart, well connected and know how quickl…Continue reading the post titled Siskinds Class Action Ranked as Top Firm In Canada
Understanding How Damages Are Assessed In A Personal Injury Case
(Note: Since publication, this information has changed. Please see the updated version of the article for current information.) Introduction One of the first questions people ask when they are considering their legal rights following a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or any other kind…Continue reading the post titled Understanding How Damages Are Assessed In A Personal Injury Case
Skate to Great founder receives Governor General Award
Congratulations to Evan Kosiner on recently receiving the Governor General Award for his work with Skate to Great! Siskinds is proud to be a member of this great program that has helped to collect roughly 1500 pairs of skates for children.Read the full article on techvibes.com here.Continue reading the post titled Skate to Great founder receives Governor General Award
$25,000 fine for unreported waste oil spill
Huron District Contracting Limited was fined $25,000, plus a victim fine surcharge of $6,250, for spilling petroleum hydrocarbons from a waste oil tank.Continue reading the post titled $25,000 fine for unreported waste oil spill
Big fine for odour despite earnest efforts by compost company
Universal Resource Recovery Inc. was fined $80,000 for discharging odours from its Welland composting facility.Continue reading the post titled Big fine for odour despite earnest efforts by compost company
Information Commissioner asked to stop muzzling of government scientists
The Environmental Law Centre of the University of Victoria has written to Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada, asking her, pursuant to s. 30(1)(f) of the Access to Information Act,to: investigate the federal government’s policies and actions to obstruct the right of the publ…Continue reading the post titled Information Commissioner asked to stop muzzling of government scientists