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Published on: 30 Jun 2016 By

Point-of-sale notice programme coming for Toronto dry cleaners?

The Board of Health of the City of Toronto has recently moved on recommendations from Toronto Public Health to look into ways to increase regulation of dry cleaning operations in the city. The increased restrictions were in response to lobbying efforts from a number of environmental organiza…

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Published on: 29 Jun 2016 By

Court grants defendant injunction and inspection order to investigate plaintiff’s property

In 2014, Metrus Properties sued Wrigley Canada claiming Wrigley’s neighbouring property had contaminated its property. When Wrigley asked to access the Metrus property to conduct environmental tests, Metrus refused.  In April of 2016, the Superior Court of Justice granted an injunction to te…

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Published on: 29 Jun 2016 By

Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application challenging the validity of federal regulations made …

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Published on: 29 Jun 2016 By

“MEAN GIRLS”: Bill 132 and the OHSA

It has been six years since Bill 168 amended Ontario’s Occupational Health & Safety Act to require employers to take steps to prevent and to deal with bullying and harassment in the workplace.  Since that time, we have come to realize that there were gaps – some would say flaws – in the…

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Published on: 29 Jun 2016 By

Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application challenging the validity of federal regulations made …

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Published on: 21 Jun 2016 By

Protect Yourself: Understanding Optional Auto Insurance Benefits in Ontario

Once again, the standard auto insurance benefits provided in Ontario are shrinking. This means that your own insurance company will provide you with less funds to assist you in recovering from your motor vehicle collision. However, you do have new options for optional coverage that can prote…

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Published on: 17 Jun 2016 By

The Importance of Properly Conducting Workplace Investigations

If not done properly, conducting a workplace investigation can be costly. This lesson was learned by the Royal Bank of Canada in Lau v. Royal Bank of Canada[1]. Mr. Lau was an account manager at one of RBC’s Vancouver branches. A customer of Mr. Lau’s filed a complaint about the manner in wh…

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