No personal environmental conviction without knowledge or participation
When is an individual liable to conviction for a corporate environmental offence? The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has insisted that management personnel are automatically liable for corporate environmental offences, and has laid numerous charges on this basis. The Summary Conviction …Continue reading the post titled No personal environmental conviction without knowledge or participation
Northstar/ Baker Order: Government doesn't have to explain its case
The Environmental Review Tribunal has ruled that the Director, Ministry of the Environment, doesn’t have to specify its basis for imposing personal liability, by order, on the former directors and officers of two Northstar companies (Baker v. Director), at least not now. Despite uncont…Continue reading the post titled Northstar/ Baker Order: Government doesn't have to explain its case
What Should You Do If You Are Being Investigated?
Previously, Clearing the Air examined the difference between an MOE inspection and an investigation. In her latest entry, Paula Lombardi provides details on what you should do if you find yourself the subject of an investigation. If you are being investigated or inspected, having a clear ope…Continue reading the post titled What Should You Do If You Are Being Investigated?
Climate change worsening extreme weather everywhere
The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade, which was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and continued an extended period of pronounced global warming. More national temperature records were reported broken than in any…Continue reading the post titled Climate change worsening extreme weather everywhere
$150,000 fine and jail for illegal non-hazardous waste dumping
Penalties for environmental offences continue to rise. North Shore Express Ltd was fined $150,000 and its owner sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years’ probation for depositing non-hazardous sludge contrary to the terms of its environmental compliance approval. Daniel Andrew Tiessen owns…Continue reading the post titled $150,000 fine and jail for illegal non-hazardous waste dumping
No Ostrander wind farm because access road bad for turtles
Bravo to the Environmental Review Tribunal for standing up for endangered species. On July 3, after a 40-day hearing, the ERT revoked Gilead Power’s renewable energy approval (REA) to develop a wind farm on 324 hectares of Crown land in Prince Edward County’s Ostrander Point. But not becaus…Continue reading the post titled No Ostrander wind farm because access road bad for turtles
An Introduction to Medical Malpractice: Do I have a case?
Jill McCartney of the Siskinds Malpractice department explains how you can determine if your case is a Malpractice case. Jill also explains when you should be contacting a lawyer as well as what to expect during you initial consultation. Law and medicine converge in cases involving potential…Continue reading the post titled An Introduction to Medical Malpractice: Do I have a case?
Doug Worndl listed in 2013 Expert Guide to World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers
Siskinds would like to congratulate partner Douglas Worndl on recently being named to the 2013 Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers. Doug is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Sciences (BA specializing in economics and history, with distinction, 19…Continue reading the post titled Doug Worndl listed in 2013 Expert Guide to World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers
Agent Orange report confirms: some Ontario workers were poisoned
The Ontario government has released a report concluding that some pesticide applicators in Ontario were exposed to dangerous levels of Agent Orange between 1948 and 1979 — the same chemical used to defoliate the jungle during the Vietnam War. Although most Agent Orange was used by municipali…Continue reading the post titled Agent Orange report confirms: some Ontario workers were poisoned
When Is a Layoff Not a Layoff?
Q. When Is a Layoff Not a Layoff? A. When it’s a termination. A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court has given some employers confidence that they will always be allowed to lay off employees provided they follow the requirements of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“the ESA”). U…Continue reading the post titled When Is a Layoff Not a Layoff?