Predatory Marriage: A Modern Day Marriage Trap
Predatory marriages are a developing phenomenon in Ontario. Predatory spouses take advantage of elderly victims and assume control of their financial affairs. This can have severe consequences for the victim and their family. Recently Canadian courts have taken a stricter stance on what sort…Continue reading the post titled Predatory Marriage: A Modern Day Marriage Trap
Ruling: Wind turbine approvals comply with the Charter
While some people find wind turbines annoying, subjective annoyance is not so serious an infringement of personal security to constitute a breach of the Charter.Continue reading the post titled Ruling: Wind turbine approvals comply with the Charter
Not many sad court decisions are this entertaining
“As a liar, Singh demonstrated the skill of a five-year-old.” A recent Ontario court decision vividly describes how bad it can be for a trusting family to become entangled with a crook. And for a trial judge who must listen for years, with endless patience, to that crook. It is …Continue reading the post titled Not many sad court decisions are this entertaining
Blue box funding dispute goes to arbitration
Ontario’s municipalities and brand owners are taking their dispute over Blue Box funding to arbitration. Under the Waste Diversion Act, 2002, s. 25(5) stewards are supposed to pay 50% of the net costs incurred by municipalities. In previous years, the parties have negotiated the amount…Continue reading the post titled Blue box funding dispute goes to arbitration
Public access to approvals documents at Environmental Tribunal – Part 2
As mentioned in our previous post, there is a limited right of public access to approvals documents that are part of an application for an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), or are part of the ECA itself, during an application for leave to appeal that ECA to the Environmental Review Tr…Continue reading the post titled Public access to approvals documents at Environmental Tribunal – Part 2
Court of Appeal confirms that civil damages for bodily harm intentionally inflicted cannot be discharged by bankruptcy.
Rasha El-Tawil and Michael Polvere argued a successful appeal before the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Dickerson v. 1610396 Ontario Inc. and Radcliffe, 2013 ONCA 653 (MacFarland, Watt and Epstein, JJ.A.), regarding the application of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act on damages suffered for…Continue reading the post titled Court of Appeal confirms that civil damages for bodily harm intentionally inflicted cannot be discharged by bankruptcy.
A film that is worth your time
Congratulations to Canadian filmmaker, Rob Stewart, for his moving and urgent film, Revolution. Click here for the trailer. It is focused on the fast -moving threat of ocean acidification, and features spectacular underwater photography. The film came out in the spring, but I did not have a …Continue reading the post titled A film that is worth your time
Love Canal, 35 years later
Why do we spend so much time and money on invisible contamination underground? One of the big reasons is the sickness and death at Love Canal. For those who don’t remember, Living on Earth has a retrospective. We needed to act. Did we overreact?Continue reading the post titled Love Canal, 35 years later
Better access to environmental information in Alberta
Alberta may not often be perceived as a leader in environmental regulation, but they do some things much better than we do in Ontario. For example, consider access to private reports on environmental contamination that have been filed with the province. In Ontario, these reports can be acces…Continue reading the post titled Better access to environmental information in Alberta
Kudos to Environmental Commissioner
Our congratulations to Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner for three more excellent reports: 2012/2013 Annual Report: Serving the Public A Review of Ontario’s Weakened Protections for Species at Risk (Special Report, Nov. 2013) Building Momentum:Annual Energy Conservation Progre…Continue reading the post titled Kudos to Environmental Commissioner
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