Tiny amount of hazardous material can make a whole waste load "hazardous"
A recent court decision has dramatically widened Ontario’s rules on what constitutes “hazardous waste”. Now, any hotspot can be enough to make an entire load “hazardous waste”. This is a particular risk for those handling spill cleanup materials and other small …Continue reading the post titled Tiny amount of hazardous material can make a whole waste load "hazardous"
Forest Ethics brings first legal challenge to new pipeline participation rules
Can people who live near the Enbridge pipeline 9 effectively oppose the project?Continue reading the post titled Forest Ethics brings first legal challenge to new pipeline participation rules
All That e-Glitters: Bitcoins and Securities Regulation
What are Bitcoins and what laws apply to them? In a new post, Siskinds class action lawyer Daniel Bach explains what Bitcoins are and looks at a recent US court decision considering whether or not they should be governed by securities laws.The age-old question: “if a new security purports to…Continue reading the post titled All That e-Glitters: Bitcoins and Securities Regulation
Economic impact of Renewable Energy Initiatives
A new Sustainable Energy Initiative paper from York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies has been released, on the economic impact of renewable energy initiatives like the Green Energy Act. The paper is available here. It concludes:Continue reading the post titled Economic impact of Renewable Energy Initiatives
Your Uninsurable Home? What is climate change’s wild weather doing to insurance?
Across Canada, this year has brought severe storms, floods, wildfires and other catastrophic weather. As people in Calgary, Toronto and other hard hit areas try to rebuild their lives, most of them expect that someone should help them pay for the damage. Oil-rich Alberta has promised $1 bill…Continue reading the post titled Your Uninsurable Home? What is climate change’s wild weather doing to insurance?
More on better regulation saving lives
A fascinating letter about how Ontario used to build roads that were unsafe at any speed, and how outrage over the carnage led to better regulation of car and road safety that has saved many lives: “Dear Dr. Saxe,Continue reading the post titled More on better regulation saving lives
$25,000 fine for dumping auto fluff
Kimco Steel Sales Limited, which operates a Kingston waste transfer site, was fined $25,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $6,250 for depositing auto fluff on an illegal dump site.Continue reading the post titled $25,000 fine for dumping auto fluff
Siskinds and The London Hunt Club Serve up Aces
Siskinds was proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Fowler Kennedy Tennis Classic held at the London Hunt Club. This great event raises funds each year to help support the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic and has raised over $150,000 since it played its first set. Congratulations to ever…Continue reading the post titled Siskinds and The London Hunt Club Serve up Aces
Feds must disclose: will they save the endangered sage grouse?
As we wrote earlier, sage grouse are on the brink of extinction in Canada due to the destruction of their habitat, largely related to oil and gas development. The federal Minister of the Environment has refused to disclose if they will do anything about it. Last week’s Federal Court of Appea…Continue reading the post titled Feds must disclose: will they save the endangered sage grouse?
Dianne a Best Lawyer again
Dear Dianne Saxe, I would like to congratulate you on having been selected by your peers for inclusion in the Eighth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the practice area of Environmental Law. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprisin…Continue reading the post titled Dianne a Best Lawyer again