Jian Ghomeshi Case Involves a Complicated Interaction of Labour and Employment Law Principles
The recent termination of Jian Ghomeshi’s employment by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (the “CBC”) from popular radio program “Q” has raised a number of important moral questions about the allegations against the former host. However, the situation also raises fundamental legal questi…Continue reading the post titled Jian Ghomeshi Case Involves a Complicated Interaction of Labour and Employment Law Principles
Environmental orders: no stay pending appeal
Is the "public interest" in getting environmental work done immediately more important than whether there is a sound legal basis for making a particular person pay for it?Continue reading the post titled Environmental orders: no stay pending appeal
Yukon proposes eco fees on tires and electronics
The Yukon government has proposed a new recycling regulation that includes eco fees on tires and electronics. The rollout of a similar system in Ontario several years ago, for household hazardous waste, was fumbled and created an embarrassing backlash. Since then, Ontario has been “al…Continue reading the post titled Yukon proposes eco fees on tires and electronics
Consumer Protection Class Actions – Obtaining recovery for unfair business practices where individual damages are small
In Ontario, class actions are a mechanism for groups of people to seek justice. In this article, Elizabeth deBoer looks at how the Consumer Protection Act plays a role in class actions and provides examples of situations where the public can use this legislation to access justice. The Ontari…Continue reading the post titled Consumer Protection Class Actions – Obtaining recovery for unfair business practices where individual damages are small
Chevron intervention: what is the “public interest”?
The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has been engaged in a fierce internal debate over the Association’s decision, now revoked, to intervene in Chevron’s appeal to the Supreme Court. The Ecuadorian plaintiffs in the case are seeking to enforce a $9.5 billion judgment obtained in Ecuador for te…Continue reading the post titled Chevron intervention: what is the “public interest”?
Certificates of Property Use for contaminated sites
Certificates of Property Use and risk management measures for contaminated sitesContinue reading the post titled Certificates of Property Use for contaminated sites
Energy East Pipeline v Belugas, Part 2
The threatened white beluga whales of the St. Lawrence or high-noise pipeline work? Earlier this month we blogged about Justice Claudine Roy’s decision granting a temporary injunction to environmental groups, blocking Energy East Pipeline Ltd. and TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. from conducting e…Continue reading the post titled Energy East Pipeline v Belugas, Part 2
U.S. Pentagon: Climate Change an Immediate Security Threat
The U.S. Pentagon’s latest report, the 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, calls climate change an immediate threat to national security. The forward, by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, sets the tone: “Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea le…Continue reading the post titled U.S. Pentagon: Climate Change an Immediate Security Threat
Why do some franchisees fail while others thrive?
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal suggested that a number of prominent U.S. franchise brands are suffering higher than average default rates under the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program. In fact, these brands had a failure rate more than double the rate for borrowers …Continue reading the post titled Why do some franchisees fail while others thrive?
Appeal Court Rejects Pollution Exclusion in Oil Overflow
In O’Byrne et al. v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company (Lindsay), 2014 ONCA 543, the Ontario Court of Appeal has forced an insurer to pay for a fuel oil cleanup after a spill, despite a pollution exclusion clause. The case involved an “all risks” insurance policy. A tenant inserted a piece o…Continue reading the post titled Appeal Court Rejects Pollution Exclusion in Oil Overflow
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