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Published on: 28 Sep 2018 By ,

Cities could add another layer to data protection

Protecting citizens’ private online information is so important that municipalities are even stepping up to provide another layer of protection to consumers, On Nov. 6, voters in San Francisco will decide whether to enact a municipal “Privacy First Policy.” If passed, businesses in the…

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Published on: 27 Sep 2018 By

Ontario Government Announces WSIB Premium Relief for Employers

On September 26, the government of Ontario announced that Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) premium rates for employers will be reduced due to a steep reduction in the WSIB’s Insurance Fund’s unfunded liability. In the announcement, the provincial government stated that “the WSIB…

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Published on: 25 Sep 2018 By

Environmental Commissioner’s 2018 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

On September 25, 2018, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario released the 2018 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report: Climate Action in Ontario: What’s Next? The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario created by the Environme…

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Published on: 24 Sep 2018 By

Class Actions Team Ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Canada 2019

The class actions team at Siskinds LLP has been ranked in the top band of the Chambers Canada 2019 guide, issued by international legal research organization, Chambers and Partners. Also of notable achievement was the inclusion of four partners who were recognized for their individual statur…

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Published on: 21 Sep 2018 By

Environmental Review Tribunal Clarifies Section 34(1) of OWRA

The Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”) recently released a decision clarifying the scope of section 34(1) of the Ontario Water Resources Act R.S.O. 1990, c. O.40, (“OWRA”). The City of Thunder Bay (“City”) in Thunder Bay (City) v. Ontario (Environment, Conservation and Parks), ERT no. 18-…

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Published on: 21 Sep 2018 By

Cannabis Retail in Ontario: Franchising as a Business Model

In the wake of federal plans to legalize recreational cannabis use,[1] the Western Provinces announced licensing schemes for private sale. A number of cannabis companies, such as Canndara, Spiritleaf, and Starbuds, began the process of organizing franchise systems with a view to exploiting t…

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Published on: 17 Sep 2018 By

Ontario Files Argument in Court Challenge of Federal Carbon Tax Act

On September 14, 2018, the government of Ontario filed a statement of particulars in the constitutional challenge of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act filed on August 1, 2018. By Order in Council the Province set out the question to be addressed by the court as: “…

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Published on: 14 Sep 2018 By

Recent Developments in Securities Class Actions: Pre-Certification Jurisdictional Challenges

Today, capital markets are essentially borderless. Stock exchanges with physical trading floors have become an anachronism. Electronic transactions are the norm. With the click of a button, Canadian investors can buy and sell securities of foreign companies on foreign stock exchanges. But wh…

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