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Published on: 28 Nov 2013 By

Freeman on the land: A growing concern in Canadian Courts

The Freeman on the Land movement is a small but growing concern for Canadian Courts. Certain individuals are attempting to argue that Canadian laws do not apply to them and attempt use a poor understanding of the law to try to undermine the legal system. This is time consuming for the Courts…

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Published on: 21 Nov 2013 By

Can investigators be personally liable for the damage they do to their suspects?

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that it is not “plain and obvious” that regulatory investigators owe no duty of care to suspects under investigation. The same logic should apply to environmental investigators: shouldn’t they be personally liable to their suspects, if they misuse …

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Published on: 20 Nov 2013 By

Upcoming Legislative changes will impact Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations

In 2014 there will be significant changes to the legislation governing Ontario’s not-for-profit corporations. The changes will affect requirements of directors and the by-laws. In this article Curtis discusses the timeline for those changes and recommends first steps for ensuring your not-fo…

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Published on: 15 Nov 2013 By

Siskinds Turns It Purple in Support of London Abused Women’s Centre

Today Siskinds staff turned it purple around the office today in support of the Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign supporting the LAWC. Purple is a symbol of courage, survival and honour, and has come to symbolize the fight to end woman abuse. To view our purple people visit our Faceboo…

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Published on: 14 Nov 2013 By

Environmental Tribunal reluctantly approves wind turbines near eagles' nest

The Environmental Review Tribunal has issued another decision approving a 45 turbine wind farm, but strongly recommended that the proponent defer or relocate the two turbines within 800 metres of a bald eagles’ nest. Lewis v. MOE, 13-044 is an appeal from a Renewable Energy Approval Nu…

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Published on: 14 Nov 2013 By

The Expanding World of Job-Protected Leaves: What’s Next?

Not too long ago, pregnancy and parental leaves were the only job-protected leaves under Ontario’s employment standards laws.1 Over the course of the last 12 years, new job-protected leaves have been added to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”)2 at an ever-increasing pace: Persona…

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