Northern Gateway pipeline doomed by BC and aboriginal opposition?
For an interesting take on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, and the likely impact of the British Columbia government’s public rejection of the proposal, check out the excellent US environmental news program, Living on Earth. Like many other observers, Living on Earth concludes t…View the post titled Northern Gateway pipeline doomed by BC and aboriginal opposition?
Employees With Scent Sensitivities: A Case Study
Many employees have sensitivities to fragrances found in the workplace. This can lead to headaches, nausea and other symptoms that can hinder an employee’s ability to remain on the job. In this case study, Mary Lou Brady looks at a case involving scent sensitivity and gives tips to employer…View the post titled Employees With Scent Sensitivities: A Case Study
Bill 91, New Waste Reduction Act
Ontario Environment Minister Jim Bradley has introduced Bill 91, a proposed Waste Reduction Act, 2013. The new Act is intended to kickstart further waste diversion, especially in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors, where waste diversion rates remain low. It will also requir…View the post titled Bill 91, New Waste Reduction Act
Ministry of Education revises its Statement of Environmental Values
Ontario’s Ministry of Education has a revised Statement of Environmental Values under the Environmental Bill of Rights.View the post titled Ministry of Education revises its Statement of Environmental Values
Siskinds Sponsors the 2013 OMIA Golf Tournament
Siskinds is proud to sponsor this year’s Ontario Mutual Insurance Association Golf Tournament taking place today at St. Thomas Golf & Country Club. This year’s event is raising funds to support the Farm Mutual Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to students…View the post titled Siskinds Sponsors the 2013 OMIA Golf Tournament
Ontario Failing Our Future on Climate Change
In his latest report, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner again strongly criticizes the Ontario government for doing too little on climate change. The Ontario government has done a lot, most notably closing coal-fired power plants and adopting the Green Energy Act. In this, Ontario co…View the post titled Ontario Failing Our Future on Climate Change
Inspections v Investigations: Do You Know the Difference?
Do you manage a business? Do you know the difference between an EPA inspection and an EPA investigation? In the newest post from our blog Clearing the Air, Paula Lombardi looks at this important issue and offers advice that will help your business be prepared.As mentioned in the last post, t…View the post titled Inspections v Investigations: Do You Know the Difference?
Congratulations James Caskey on 50 Years
Siskinds is delighted to congratulate its own, James Robert Caskey, Q.C., on his being named a Life Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in recognition of his 50 years of outstanding service to Ontario’s Litigation Bar. After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1961 and his call …View the post titled Congratulations James Caskey on 50 Years
Bill 83: Anti SLAPP law at last
Ontario is finally introducing an anti SLAPP law later today, the Public Participation Act, 2013. We worked hard to reach this result, through the Ontario Bar Association, and in cooperation with other stakeholders. Lets hope it is acceptable to the NDP and will be passed with their support.View the post titled Bill 83: Anti SLAPP law at last
More evidence that exposure to pesticides and solvents may cause Parkinson's
A recent report in a leading peer reviewed medical journal, Neurology, again concludes that exposure to pesticides and solvents is linked to a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The report evaluates the results of 104 studies from around the world.View the post titled More evidence that exposure to pesticides and solvents may cause Parkinson's
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