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
Siskinds Desmules Sponsors Carole Oullet in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
Last weekend our affiliate office in Quebec, Siskinds Desmeules was proud to sponsor Carole Ouellet as she participated in the Relay for Life. Carole and her team, “Chabot-T”, were the top fundraising team of the event raising $6,300 to support The Canadian Cancer Society. The Canadian Canc…View the post titled Siskinds Desmules Sponsors Carole Oullet in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
Behind the Scenes with Siskinds
If you have been listening to the radio recently you may have heard our radio advertisements featuring some of our clients. We have always believed that highlighting our clients is the best way to showcase the work that Siskinds does. This resulted in our “Let Siskinds Represent You.” campa…View the post titled Behind the Scenes with Siskinds
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.View 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…View 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…View 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…View 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…View 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 …View 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…View the post titled Dealing with Family Care Issues in the Workplace
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