519 672 2121
Close mobile menu
28 Feb 2017 By

Potential Changes to Employment Legislation May Mean Increased Liability for Franchisors

The Ontario Changing Workplaces Review’s final report is expected to be delivered in the next few weeks and, if some of the ideas contained in its interim report become law, franchisors may find themselves liable as employers of their franchisees’ employees, regardless of the franchisor’s ac…

Continue reading the post titled Potential Changes to Employment Legislation May Mean Increased Liability for Franchisors
27 Feb 2017 By

Hudson Bay Company ordered to pay $765,000 for PCB Violations

Last December, the Hudson’s Bay Company was fined for a large release of PCBs into the St. Lawrence River in 2011. The release involved 146 kg of PCBs, exceeding the permitted amount by 146,000 times, though it was estimated that 48 kg were discharged into the St. Lawrence. On December 7, 20…

Continue reading the post titled Hudson Bay Company ordered to pay $765,000 for PCB Violations
24 Feb 2017 By

Former Employee Successfully Sued for Defamation for Facebook Posts

In recent years, careless, or let’s say, less than sensible comments on social media have gotten countless employees in trouble with their boss. Employees who have used Facebook as a forum for posting threatening language and vile insults about a supervisor or offensive accusations about the…

Continue reading the post titled Former Employee Successfully Sued for Defamation for Facebook Posts
23 Feb 2017 By

The Canadian Government is Considering Coal Mining Effluent Regulations

The federal government is contemplating the introduction of new limits on effluent discharges from coal mines. The new regulations are proposed to be introduced under the Fisheries Act and would limit the levels of suspended solids, nitrates, and selenium that can be discharged and would req…

Continue reading the post titled The Canadian Government is Considering Coal Mining Effluent Regulations
23 Feb 2017 By

Looking Both Ways: Contributory Negligence of Children in Personal Injury Cases

Unlike adults, children often do not have the maturity to know what to do when walking across or near roadways. Without adult supervision or an understanding of road safety, children may risk becoming involved in an accident and be found to share some responsibility. The Ontario Court of App…

Continue reading the post titled Looking Both Ways: Contributory Negligence of Children in Personal Injury Cases
17 Feb 2017 By

Ontario Announces Continuation of Offshore Wind Turbine Moratorium

Ontario announced earlier this week that it would be extending its moratorium on offshore wind turbine projects. The province had initially announced the moratorium back in 2011. The government has indicated that it requires further research before authorizing the development of off-shore wi…

Continue reading the post titled Ontario Announces Continuation of Offshore Wind Turbine Moratorium
10 Feb 2017 By

National Energy Board Hearings for Energy East Starting Over

A month and a half after Minister Carr appointed three new panel members to the National Energy Board, the Energy East pipeline review will be starting over from the beginning. We reported in December that the Minister appointed the new members to the Board following the recusal of the forme…

Continue reading the post titled National Energy Board Hearings for Energy East Starting Over
9 Feb 2017 By

Unionized Ontario Employers Face Double Jeopardy in Human Rights Cases

Unionized employers regularly deal with employees alleging breaches of their human rights. These allegations can be the subject of the grievance process or an application to the province’s forum for hearings into human rights cases. In Ontario, the forum is the Human Rights Tribunal; in Mani…

Continue reading the post titled Unionized Ontario Employers Face Double Jeopardy in Human Rights Cases