Ontario to give municipalities more control of siting large wind projects
Ontario will increase local control over future renewable energy projects, as previously promised by Premier Wynne.Continue reading the post titled Ontario to give municipalities more control of siting large wind projects
Drennan Anti-Wind Lawsuit Stayed Until Tribunal decides
Shawn and Trisha Drennan farm in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, where K2 propose to develop a wind power project of 140 wind turbines (270 megawatts). As discussed in our earlier blog, the Drennans started a lawsuit, hoping to prevent construction of the wind farm. They claim th…Continue reading the post titled Drennan Anti-Wind Lawsuit Stayed Until Tribunal decides
Beyond Branco: A Comparison Of Recent Decisions On Insurers’ Bad Faith And Punitive Damages
The recent decision Branco v American Home Assurance Company received a lot of attention for the high damages awarded against an insurer for acting in bad faith. Branco was just one of a series of cases dealing with bad faith damages in Canada over the last year. In this article, Siskinds lo…Continue reading the post titled Beyond Branco: A Comparison Of Recent Decisions On Insurers’ Bad Faith And Punitive Damages
Tattoos and Trustworthiness – Discrimination for Decoration?
Do you have tattoos? Do you trust professionals with tattoos? Fashion is constantly changing and more and more people have tattoos and are displaying them in the workplace. In her latest blog post Beth Traynor looks at a 2012 Labour Arbitration decision on whether or not a hospital could ba…Continue reading the post titled Tattoos and Trustworthiness – Discrimination for Decoration?
Enforcement leads to nature reserve land swap
A cabin owner illegally built a cabin within a conservation reserve. The owner was charged. As part of plea negotiations, the cabin owner proposes a substantial land exchange with the MNR: 40 hectares of new land for the 0.13 where the cabin now stands. MNR now plans to amend the conservatio…Continue reading the post titled Enforcement leads to nature reserve land swap
$500,000 Fisheries Act fine for illegal pesticide use on salmon farm
Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. pleaded guilty to violating the Fisheries Act. Its illegal use of a pesticide contributed to substantial lobster kills in southwestern New Brunswick. The court ordered Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. to pay a total of $500,000, one of the largest and most significant penalties …Continue reading the post titled $500,000 Fisheries Act fine for illegal pesticide use on salmon farm
Dealing with Family Care Issues in the Workplace
There has never been a time when organizations did not have employees who faced challenges arising from their care obligations to family members. Whether the employee is required to deal with children or parents it can create conflicts with work obligations and the question has always been h…Continue reading the post titled Dealing with Family Care Issues in the Workplace
A big win for trees and tree lovers
Warmest congratulations to Clay Ruby for his latest public interest victory: preventing the destruction of a shared mature maple tree by one of the owners. Here is the decision in Hartley vs Cunningham, and the press release on this landmark tree ruling. Look for our analysis in next month…Continue reading the post titled A big win for trees and tree lovers
Cree in court battle over environmental assessment and waterpower
The Divisional Court is grappling with a complex battle between two possibly overlapping First Nations over whether a Northern Ontario hydropower project is being lawfully evaluated under the Environmental Assessment Act and an agreement with three First Nations: Cree Nation (MoCreebec Counc…Continue reading the post titled Cree in court battle over environmental assessment and waterpower
Modernization of Approvals a big step in the right direction
The Ministry of the Environment’s Modernization of Approvals process is starting to make a real difference: kudos to Marcia Wallace, Doris Dumais and the others involved. It still takes far too long to get many kinds of Environmental Compliance Approvals (often well over a year), but t…Continue reading the post titled Modernization of Approvals a big step in the right direction
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