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Published on: 30 Mar 2016 By

Shell fined $500,000, pays $200,000 to First Nation following 2013 spill

In case you missed it, nearly 3 years following the event, Shell Canada Ltd has been sentenced for a spill of “flare knock-out liquids” at a Sarnia-area refinery. The January 2013 spill affected members of the nearby Aamjiwnaang First Nation, who experienced a variety of adverse health effec…

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Published on: 30 Mar 2016 By

Shell fined $500,000, pays $200,000 to First Nation following 2013 spill

In case you missed it, nearly 3 years following the event, Shell Canada Ltd has been sentenced for a spill of “flare knock-out liquids” at a Sarnia-area refinery. The January 2013 spill affected members of the nearby Aamjiwnaang First Nation, who experienced a variety of adverse health effec…

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Published on: 22 Mar 2016 By

A reminder: Employees Have Obligations, Too

You probably know that employers are required to accommodate a disability to the point of undue hardship.  If you’ve ever been involved in a situation requiring accommodation, you probably also know that “undue hardship” is a very high standard.  So it’s good to hear about arbitrators who al…

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Published on: 21 Mar 2016 By

The Duty To Accommodate Does Not Require an Employer to Turn Customers Away

A Store Manager for a leather company injured her wrist. Ultimately, the store terminated her position, prompting the within human rights application to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. As part of this application, the employee argued that the accommodation process required: the employer c…

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Published on: 21 Mar 2016 By

2016 Shaping Up To Be ‘Significant’ Year For Franchise Law

The Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear its first franchise case in more than four decades something that, coupled with significant recent decisions, could bring needed balance to the industry, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tells AdvocateDaily.com. “If franchise litigation were a wine, th…

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Published on: 11 Mar 2016 By

PMRA Failing To Fulfill Its Mandate

The Federal Commissioner for the Environment and Sustainable Development (“Commissioner”) tabled heraudit findings on January 26, 2016 of the management of pesticides by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulator Agency (“PMRA”). The Commissioner reviewed PMRA’s efforts to protect Canadians a…

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