What is a “Reasonable” Time to Test Brain Impairment Following a Motor Vehicle Accident?
A Review of F.S.C.O.’s recent decision in Security National Insurance Co./ Monnex Insurance Management Inc. v. Hodges At issue in Hodges, was whether the injured person had sustained an injury properly classified as catastrophic pursuant to section 2(1.2)(e)(i) of the Statutory Accident Bene…View the post titled What is a “Reasonable” Time to Test Brain Impairment Following a Motor Vehicle Accident?
New Law Times Article: “Court sends message with rejection of class settlement”
In a recent article published by Law Times, Siskinds Class Action Associate Daniel Bach gives his thoughts on the recent judicial rejection of the Kidd v. The Canada Life Assurance Co. proposed settlement.Read the full article on the Law Times website here.View the post titled New Law Times Article: “Court sends message with rejection of class settlement”
Legal confusion on backflow preventers to increase basement flooding?
It is often impossible to identify which regions of an urban municipality are exposed to sewer backup risk until wide spread or regional sewer backup events have occurred.View the post titled Legal confusion on backflow preventers to increase basement flooding?
Strong evidence from Australia: wind health complaints contagious nocebo effects
Don’t believe the hype about windmills and health. As it turns out, listening to it just might make you sick.View the post titled Strong evidence from Australia: wind health complaints contagious nocebo effects
The Wit (not just wisdom) of the Bench
Most people (even lawyers!) usually think that reading case law is dry and humourless. But it depends on the judge! There have been several decisions over the last few years that have shown that judges have a sharp wit and a flair for writing! Take a moment to enjoy these. One example is R. …View the post titled The Wit (not just wisdom) of the Bench
So you want to be an environmental lawyer…
At least once a month, a lawyer or law student asks us for help getting into environmental law. Our reaction is bittersweet. On one hand, it is exciting and reassuring that so many talented young people want to devote their professional lives to environmental protection. On the other hand, t…View the post titled So you want to be an environmental lawyer…
Imminent extinction of sage-grouse a red flag: oil wins in Canada, not environment
In ecology, an “indicator species” can act a red flag that environmental conditions are deteriorating. When the population of the indicator species declines, biologists who are monitoring the situation get a red flag that something is wrong. The pending extinction of the sage-gro…View the post titled Imminent extinction of sage-grouse a red flag: oil wins in Canada, not environment
Shooting the messenger- National Roundtable on Environment and Economy
The National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) was created 25 years ago to advise the Canadian government how to achieve a sustainable economy. It operated as an arm’s length policy advisory agency with multi-stakeholder, cross Canada representation. The NRTEE took its j…View the post titled Shooting the messenger- National Roundtable on Environment and Economy
Is the 310 Waste garbage fire case over again?
In the fall of 2004, there was a terrible garbage fire at a grossly overloaded waste transfer site on Keele Street in Vaughan, Ontario. The fire burned for days, sending choking smoke through neighbouring residences and schools. Huge amounts of public and private money were spent to fight th…View the post titled Is the 310 Waste garbage fire case over again?
Right to a healthy environment?
Do governments owe us clean air and clean water? Many Canadians expect our government to protect us from contamination and other environmental harms in outdoor air, water and land. But is this a legal right?View the post titled Right to a healthy environment?
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