New regulations to reduce coal?
Getting rid of coal in electricity generation made Ontario Canada’s leader in reducing GHG emissions. Now that we have a remarkably climate-friendly electrical system, what about other uses of coal in Ontario? The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) says it will ge…View the post titled New regulations to reduce coal?
Follow Up on Seller's Environmental Assessment Reports
Last month we blogged about a case out of Newfoundland in which a buyer’s negligence lawsuit against a seller’s environmental consultant was tossed out because the buyer had no right to rely on the environmental assessment report issued by the consultant for the seller. That arti…View the post titled Follow Up on Seller's Environmental Assessment Reports
Dividend Income: Should It Be Grossed Up When Calculating Child Support?
Siskinds Partner Marie Tukara recently argued a motion on how dividend income should be included when calculating income for child support purposes. In this article she outlines the decision and looks at other recent cases on this matter. In Rawluk-Harness v Harness, 2014 ONSC 2531, which I …View the post titled Dividend Income: Should It Be Grossed Up When Calculating Child Support?
Know Your Rights: Auto Insurance Benefit Levels
You are entitled to insurance benefits if you are involved in a car accident. Car insurance, mandatory in Ontario, provides access to these benefits. The benefits are available in almost every accident regardless of who is at fault. Normally coverage will be accessed through your own car in…View the post titled Know Your Rights: Auto Insurance Benefit Levels
Contracts and the doctrine of good faith – A New Era
In Bhasin v Hrynew, the Supreme Court of Canada made a significant ruling regarding the duty of good faith in contract relationships. This will provide guidance to an area of Canadian law described as “piecemeal, unsettled and unclear.”. In this article, Cole Vegso provides a brief explanati…View the post titled Contracts and the doctrine of good faith – A New Era
Another waste diversion victory: batteries
A Saxe Law Office client enjoyed another waste diversion victory last week, when Waste Diversion Ontario rejected a flawed battery recycling proposal by Call2Recycle.View the post titled Another waste diversion victory: batteries
Balance needed in franchise laws, judicial process
As judges have taken a technical and pro-franchisee approach to the interpretation of Canada’s franchise legislation, most recent developments have not proven positive for franchisors, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon says in Corporate LiveWire’s Franchise Law 2014 Virtual Round Table. “This ha…View the post titled Balance needed in franchise laws, judicial process
Pollution Probe Honours Dokis First Nation Power Project
Chief Denise Restoule of the Dokis First Nation attended the 2014 Pollution Probe Gala to accept Pollution Probe’s 2014 Sustainability Award in connection with the Okikendawt Project—a 10 MW hydroelectric facility being developed by the Dokis First Nation with Hydromega Services Inc. New wat…View the post titled Pollution Probe Honours Dokis First Nation Power Project
Reducing confusion about Blue Box decision
the flaws in the rejected model are precisely why municipalities have received smaller payments since 2009. Now that this model has been discredited, municipalities will receive larger payments, just as they did in 2014View the post titled Reducing confusion about Blue Box decision
Municipalities awarded $115 MM for 2014 Blue Box
Stewardship Ontario must pay Ontario municipalities $115,172,322 for operating residential blue box programs in 2014, about $20 million more than Stewardship Ontario had proposed for 2014View the post titled Municipalities awarded $115 MM for 2014 Blue Box
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