Where Can I Bring My Family Law Application?
Before you issue an Application for relief in family law, you first need to determine the appropriate municipality in which to bring your Application. This article deals with choosing the appropriate municipality within Ontario. For a determination of whether or not Ontario should assume ju…Continue reading the post titled Where Can I Bring My Family Law Application?
$2.1B Settlement in Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Class Action Announced
On December 19, 2016, a settlement agreement was announced in the class action involving Volkswagen and consumer claims related to the 2.0L diesel emissions software matter. The matter affected approximately 105,000 vehicles across Canada and generated a high level of interest when the issue…Continue reading the post titled $2.1B Settlement in Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Class Action Announced
What Is A Custody And Access Assessment?
In a custody and access dispute, the judge is given the important task of deciding what is in the best interests of a child, including who should have decision-making authority and how much time the child should spend in the care of each parent. A judge, however, is limited by the evidence …Continue reading the post titled What Is A Custody And Access Assessment?
NEB Energy East Hearings May be Back on Track
Natural Resources Minister Carr has appointed three new panel members to the National Energy Board after three of its former members recused themselves from the Energy East TransCanada project hearings. The Acting Chair of the NEB must now assign duties for the three members, which likely wi…Continue reading the post titled NEB Energy East Hearings May be Back on Track
Examinations Under Oath under the SABS: When Must I Attend?
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released a decision which held that accident benefits insurers must provide reasons when requesting an examination under oath, pursuant to s. 33(2) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”). During an examination under oath, an ins…Continue reading the post titled Examinations Under Oath under the SABS: When Must I Attend?
Ontario’s New Drug-Impaired Driving Laws
In an effort to put an end to drugged driving, as of October 2, 2016, drug-impaired drivers face penalties matching those in place for drunk drivers. Motorists stopped by police while under the influence of drugs now face a minimum $180 penalty and immediate license suspension. In additional…Continue reading the post titled Ontario’s New Drug-Impaired Driving Laws
Top Ontario Accident Benefit Cases of 2016
Anna Szczurko spoke recently at the Middlesex Law Association Personal Injury Conference. She spoke about the top accident benefit cases of 2016. You can read the paper here.Continue reading the post titled Top Ontario Accident Benefit Cases of 2016
Despite Legal Challenge, Tidal Power A Reality In Nova Scotia … For Now
North America’s first tidal turbine was recently connected to the power grid in Nova Scotia. The turbine being tested as part of a proposed project that would eventually see turbines installed in the Bay of Fundy now provides tidal-powered energy to 500 homes in the province. As part of the …Continue reading the post titled Despite Legal Challenge, Tidal Power A Reality In Nova Scotia … For Now
Microbead Ban Coming By January 1, 2018
On November 5, 2016, the federal government published a proposed regulation in the Canada Gazette, entitled Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations, to ban the manufacture or import of most toiletries that contain microbeads on or after January 1, 2018. The prohibition applies to products that …Continue reading the post titled Microbead Ban Coming By January 1, 2018
Giraffes On Path Towards Extinction
The situation for many of the world’s species, including megafauna such as elephants, rhinos, and tigers, appears increasingly bleak. The alarming decline of many of these iconic species has been well documented. The plight of the planet’s elephant populations, particularly in sub-Saharan Af…Continue reading the post titled Giraffes On Path Towards Extinction