Blue Box arbitration: Third procedural victory for municipalities
Retired justice Robert Armstrong has given a third procedural victory to municipalities in the hotly disputed Blue Box funding arbitration. The Blue Box arbitration will now proceed, as scheduled, as a single hearing, instead of being broken up into parts, as stewards proposed: Bifurcation D…View the post titled Blue Box arbitration: Third procedural victory for municipalities
How do I get my RDSP money?
The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a government assisted savings vehicle introduced in the 2007 Federal Budget. The plan is available for individuals that qualify for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and is intended to help ensure the financial security of an individual with a s…View the post titled How do I get my RDSP money?
Japan’s whaling program ruled unscientific, must stop at last
In May 2010, Australia launched legal proceedings against Japan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) alleging that: “Japan’s continued pursuit of a large-scale program of whaling under the Second Phase of its Japanese Whale Research Program under Special Permit in the Antarctic (‘JARP…View the post titled Japan’s whaling program ruled unscientific, must stop at last
Court of Appeal stays Ostrander wind approval pending appeal to protect turtles
The Ontario Court of Appeal has stayed the Ostrander Point wind approval pending an appeal by the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists.View the post titled Court of Appeal stays Ostrander wind approval pending appeal to protect turtles
Climate change: yes, it's getting worse fast and it matters
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued its Summary for Policy Makers. Based on thousands of scientific studies since 2005 into the growing impacts of climate change, it concludes that key dangerous changes are already underway around the world, and will hurt the poor the mo…View the post titled Climate change: yes, it's getting worse fast and it matters
Another small step for environmental research at the Experimental Lakes Area
The long, painful process of rescuing the irreplaceable Experimental Lakes Area of fresh water environmental research has taken another small but essential step. The Ministry of the Environment has made the decision to proceed with proposed regulations under the Environmental Protection Act…View the post titled Another small step for environmental research at the Experimental Lakes Area
The (potentially) high cost of social media posts
Stressing to your teenage children that their posts on Facebook and other social media can have a real cost is something that most parents do. For Patrick Snay, the cost became very real following a recent decision of the Third District Court of Appeal in Florida: Gulliver v. Snay. Snay had …View the post titled The (potentially) high cost of social media posts
Blue Box funding arbitration pleadings
As promised yesterday, here are the Ontario Blue Box funding arbitration pleadings, that is, the position and opening explanation of each side. The arbitration will decide how much stewards (brand owners) must pay to municipalities for the cost of running Blue Box programs in 2014, under th…View the post titled Blue Box funding arbitration pleadings
Ontario Blue Box funding arbitration is public
Arbitrator Robert Armstrong has ruled that the Ontario Blue Box funding arbitration between municipalities and Stewardship Ontario is to be held in public: “This arbitration concerns a significant environmental protection program for the province of Ontario. It also concerns a potentia…View the post titled Ontario Blue Box funding arbitration is public
Confidentiality Provisions – What are they good for?
In resolutions of disputes between both unionized and non-union employees, confidentiality provisions are often employed and, depending on the circumstances, they may be viewed as a critical component of any settlement. I have written previously about the enforcement of confidentiality prov…View the post titled Confidentiality Provisions – What are they good for?
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