She’s Having a Baby! What do the New Extended EI Parental Benefits Mean for Employers?
In March 2017, the federal government announced its intention to extend employment insurance parental benefits to 18 months. This change took effect on December 3, 2017. While many Canadian employers are not thrilled with this change, it’s not all bad news. Same Total Maximum EI Benefits Par…Continue reading the post titled She’s Having a Baby! What do the New Extended EI Parental Benefits Mean for Employers?
EU Data Privacy Changes Are Just Around the Corner
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a series of laws that were approved by the European Union Parliament that come into effect on May 25th, 2018. The GDPR standardizes data protection across the EU member states and will bring harmonization across the EU regarding data privacy. …Continue reading the post titled EU Data Privacy Changes Are Just Around the Corner
Video Testimonial – Motor Vehicle Accident
Following a motor vehicle accident, our client suffered various injuries that hindered her ability to work. When the insurance company denied her claim, she met Chris Collins. Chris provided the legal help she needed to continue to heal properly. Now, our client recommends Siskinds and Chris…Continue reading the post titled Video Testimonial – Motor Vehicle Accident
Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?
Franchise legislation in Canada (BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and PEI) requires the information contained in a franchisor’s disclosure document (“FDD”) to be updated at various times. Follow these steps to ensure that your document is up-to-date: A franchisor needs to ensure…Continue reading the post titled Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?
Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse
What is Elder Abuse?  Several millennia have passed since, according to the Book of Genesis, Jacob and his mother, Rebecca, conspired to trick Isaac who was, according to biblical scholars, by then an ailing and blind 130 year old man. They tricked him into believing that Jacob was his br…Continue reading the post titled Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse
The Role of Class Actions in Price-Fixing Enforcement
Introduction I’ve spent my legal career acting for plaintiffs in price-fixing class actions, a somewhat obscure niche which, until recently, simultaneously confounded and fascinated most people I met. Last fall, the Canadian Competition Bureau raided the offices of several major grocery chai…Continue reading the post titled The Role of Class Actions in Price-Fixing Enforcement
We Wrote the Chapter on Environmental Litigation
The Siskinds Environmental Group is pleased to announce that Paula Lombardi, Partner and Group Lead, and Kirsten Mikadze, Associate, have co-authored a chapter on environmental claims in the third edition of Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Canadian Precedents of Pleadings. The volum…Continue reading the post titled We Wrote the Chapter on Environmental Litigation
Details on the Fisheries Act Overhaul Announced
The federal government has announced certain details about how it intends to overhaul the Fisheries Act. Reform of the Fisheries Act forms part of a broader suite of reforms to Canada’s environmental protection regime which is currently being undertaken by the federal government. These inclu…Continue reading the post titled Details on the Fisheries Act Overhaul Announced
Will My Family and Friends be Affected if I Sue?
Introduction Personal injury plaintiffs are often concerned about the implications that starting a lawsuit will have on their loved ones. This concern should never prevent an injured party from pursuing their claim. Outlined below are the different roles friends and family members may play i…Continue reading the post titled Will My Family and Friends be Affected if I Sue?
Train Derailment Results in Significant Environmental Fines
On July 6, 2013, 74 unattended freight train cars carrying Bakken Formation crude oil rolled down a 1.2% grade from the town of Nantes and into the downtown area of the Town of Lac-Mégantic. The ensuing derailment resulted in a fire and explosion of multiple tank cars. The devastation was fa…Continue reading the post titled Train Derailment Results in Significant Environmental Fines