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Published on: 11 Jan 2012 By

Ponoka fined $70,000 for sewage discharge permitted by province

While federal environmental enforcement is less frequent these days, the fines imposed are getting larger. The small town of Ponoka, Alberta (population about 7000) was fined $70,000 after pleading guilty to one count under the Fisheries Act. The Town was releasing effluent from their wastew…

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Published on: 9 Jan 2012 By

Congratulations to Environmental Commissioners

I am late in congratulating both the Ontario and the federal Environmental Commissioners for their invaluable annual reports, and will try to look more closely at their findings as time permits. The Ontario Commissioner emphasizes how much the Ontario Ministry of the Environment is doing wit…

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Published on: 7 Jan 2012 By ,

The Preferred Approach to Resolving Issues of Pass Through in Antitrust Claims

The Preferred Approach to Resolving Issues of Pass Through in Antitrust Claims (Presented at the 2012 International Cartel Workshop. American Bar Association. Feb 1-3, 2012) Introduction Just as numerous countries around the world begin to address civil claims for cartel conduct and decide o…

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Published on: 6 Jan 2012 By

2012 begins with much-needed clarity from the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

It’s a Happy New Year indeed for labour/employment lawyers and their clients, who now have clear direction from the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal on the thorny issue of when duplicative litigation will be permitted (or not!) before the Tribunal. Previously, the Tribunal had issued conflictin…

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