Siskinds is happy to once again support the 9th Annual Courthouse Rocks in support of the London Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program.
Courthouse Rocks IX will be returning to Downtown Kathy Brown’s on March 23rd, 2012 for a night of live musical entertainment by local lawyers, judges and clerk’s. The London Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program is the initiative by local lawyers to provide meals and food security to the less fo…View the post titled Siskinds is happy to once again support the 9th Annual Courthouse Rocks in support of the London Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program.
Drummond report: doing more with less
The Ministry of the Environment will have to do less, charge more and become much more efficient in a time of government constraint, according to today’s Drummond Report:View the post titled Drummond report: doing more with less
Climate change and gardens
As passionate gardeners, we keep wondering how the changing climate is affecting our gardens. (We last wrote about climate change in this space during the heat of summer in 2010.) We therefore noticed when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated its plant hardiness zone map on Janu…View the post titled Climate change and gardens
Sydney Tar Ponds class action certified
After eight years of legal wrangling, the Sydney Tar Ponds class action has finally been certified. However, the plaintiffs’ chances of ultimate success will be significantly reduced if the Smith v. Inco decision stands.View the post titled Sydney Tar Ponds class action certified
Independent Contractor: To Be or Not to Be – That is the Question
As an employment lawyer, I am often approached by clients on the issue of “independent contractors versus employees”. Corporate clients look to use independent contractors, rather than employees, to perform work more cheaply and with more flexibility – without costs such as CPP, EI, EHT, WSI…View the post titled Independent Contractor: To Be or Not to Be – That is the Question
Will the SCC grant leave in Smith v Inco?
Will the Supreme Court of Canada grant leave to Ellen Smith to appeal the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal rejecting her class action against Inco for the historic nickel contamination of soil in Port Colborne?View the post titled Will the SCC grant leave in Smith v Inco?
A note to commenters
A reminder to those posting or reading comments on this blog. We spend a great deal of time writing this blog, pro bono, as a service to the environmental community and to participate in the public debate on issues of importance. We don’t provide free legal advice, and we delete post c…View the post titled A note to commenters
Compost v soil: which is “clean”?
The oddest things breach MOE soil cleanup standards. Compost, for example.View the post titled Compost v soil: which is “clean”?
Siskinds is excited to have a team participating in the 35th Annual H.W. Coulson Swim-A-Thon at the London Boys & Girls Club.
The goal of the Swim-A-Thon is to raise funds for children and youth programs in London. The event is taking place on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:00pm.View the post titled Siskinds is excited to have a team participating in the 35th Annual H.W. Coulson Swim-A-Thon at the London Boys & Girls Club.
Northern Gateway, oil tankers and spills
One of the issues in the Northern Gateway pipeline hearing is the threat that oil tankers will pose in the dangerous channels and sensitive ocean environments near the proposed port, Kitimat. Enbridge soothingly predicts that major spills will be inconceivably rare:View the post titled Northern Gateway, oil tankers and spills
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