Siskinds congratulates Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s next Environmental Commissioner
The environmental law team at Siskinds LLP wishes Dianne every success in her new role as the Environmental Commissioner for Ontario. Dianne will be sworn in and officially take office on November 26, 2015. Not long after, she will be attending the annual climate change conference (COP21) he…View the post titled Siskinds congratulates Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s next Environmental Commissioner
Thank you and goodbye
After twenty-five very good years, we are wrapping up the Saxe Law Office. Today concludes Dianne’s association with the website and blog here at envirolaw.com. Thank you to my excellent staff, clients and colleagues for all your help, encouragement and challenging opportunities. As of…View the post titled Thank you and goodbye
No Jeans or Shorts in the Workplace? No Way.
When an employer attempted to institute a formal dress code requiring its staff to wear business casual attire and prohibiting jeans and shorts in the workplace, the union filed a policy grievance. The employer, the British Columbia Assessment Authority, conducts real property assessments an…View the post titled No Jeans or Shorts in the Workplace? No Way.
Why buy a contaminated site, then sue?
I continue to be amazed by the number of people who knowingly (or carelessly) buy a contaminated site, wrongly assuming that they will have an automatic right to successfully sue a neighbour for the cost of cleanup. What advice are they getting from the real estate and litigation bar? I can&…View the post titled Why buy a contaminated site, then sue?
New environmental laws in Ontario
It was a big week for new environmental laws in Ontario. Last week, on November 3, a trio of environmental laws–each of which has suffered a tortured history of introduction, death, and re-incarnation–finally received royal assent and came into effect: the Great Lakes Protection…View the post titled New environmental laws in Ontario
How to Change Your Last Name After Marriage
Introduction Name changes in Ontario are governed by the Change of Name Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. 7. As a newly-married spouse, there are two different options if you wish to change your last name: (1) You can simply “assume” your spouse’s last name, or a hyphenated combination of the two, which …View the post titled How to Change Your Last Name After Marriage
Saxe Law Office moves to Siskinds
Dear faithful readers, We are well into the transition of our firm to Siskinds. Team lawyers Paula Boutis and Kirsten Mikadze, as well as our phone lines and this website, will move to Siskinds as of November 23, 2015. After twenty five very good years, the last day that Saxe Law Office will…View the post titled Saxe Law Office moves to Siskinds
Cross-Border Cooperation in Class Action Litigation
This is an excerpt from an article written by Siskinds Class Action lawyers Ron Podolny and Daniel Bach and originally published by the American Association for Justice. Introduction Counsel in Canada and the U.S. frequently pursue parallel class actions on the basis of identical allegation…View the post titled Cross-Border Cooperation in Class Action Litigation
Neonic pesticides: Bee protection regulation upheld
An Ontario Superior Court has upheld provincial regulation to dramatically reduce the number of acres planted with corn and soybean seeds coated with a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids or neonics, which are toxic to bees and other essential pollinators. In Grain Farmers of Ontario…View the post titled Neonic pesticides: Bee protection regulation upheld
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