Environmental debates in Hansard
Ecojustice has provided another public service: Environmental Hansard, an easy-to-use website that collects, organizes and distills federal political dialogue on the environment.View the post titled Environmental debates in Hansard
Ammonia leak, $25,000 fine
Windsor company, 38 Chatham Street East Ltd., pleaded guilty to discharging anhydrous ammonia into the natural environment, which interfered with the normal conduct of business, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act of Ontario.View the post titled Ammonia leak, $25,000 fine
$50,000 fine for one month's BOD in sewage
Oakrun Farm Bakery Ltd. of Hamilton pleaded guilty to failing to comply with its industrial sewage works environmental compliance approval (ECA), and was fined $50,000 (+25% VFS), total $62,500.View the post titled $50,000 fine for one month's BOD in sewage
Why should MOE encourage soil banking?
The story of how 230,000 cubic metres of recycled fill came to be headed for the new roadway interchange at Laird Road and Hanlon Expressway is a good one.View the post titled Why should MOE encourage soil banking?
GHG regulation by US EPA upheld
Can the US Environmental Protection Agency enforce its ambitious greenhouse gas emission rules under the Clean Air Act? Yes, according to the Endangerment Opinion of the District of Columbia US Court of Appeals:View the post titled GHG regulation by US EPA upheld
Ontario’s Court of Appeal Certifies Class Actions Questioning Overtime Policies
It turns out CIBC and Scotiabank will be required to defend their overtime policies against class actions by employees, according to the Court of Appeal. The banks had successfully defended certification motions in the lower courts on the grounds that the issues were not “common” enough amon…View the post titled Ontario’s Court of Appeal Certifies Class Actions Questioning Overtime Policies
ECO on Green Energy Act and Conservation
The prolific Environmental Commissioner of Ontario has issued his Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report for 2011 under the Green Energy Act, and he isn’t very impressed.View the post titled ECO on Green Energy Act and Conservation
Veolia Poop Pellets Escape
Veolia Water Canada Inc. makes fertilizer pellets (sold as Nutri-Pel) from secondary sewage sludge. It was fined $70,000 for letting some of them escape into a creek.View the post titled Veolia Poop Pellets Escape
Minimizing Liability Now That The 24-Month Cap on Reasonable Notice Is In Question
Although we often tell clients that determining the reasonable notice period in any given situation is more art than science, one thing we’ve felt confident about is the 24-month cap – unless there are exceptional circumstances, no matter how much seniority an employee has and no matter what…View the post titled Minimizing Liability Now That The 24-Month Cap on Reasonable Notice Is In Question
Don’t Forget to file your 2012 Customer Service Accessibility Report
Is your organization in the private or not-for-profit sector? Does it provide goods or services to the public or to third parties? Does it have 20 or more Ontario employees? If the answer is YES to all three questions, then your organization must file its 2012 Customer Service Accessibility …View the post titled Don’t Forget to file your 2012 Customer Service Accessibility Report
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