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Published on: 5 Mar 2021 By

What to expect from OHSA inspectors in the age of COVID-19

Employers beware, the Ontario government announced Wednesday, March 3, 2021, that it has hired over 100 additional occupational health and safety inspectors, bringing the total number of inspectors to more than 500—the largest number in Ontario’s history.  The new inspectors will be fully tr…

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Published on: 2 Mar 2021 By

Change in the Occupiers’ Liability Act: Claims to recover damages from incidents related to snow or ice require 60-day written notice

The year 2020 brought many changes. This blog post discusses another change from 2020 that came to stay: the Ontario Occupiers’ Liability Act (“OLA”) now requires 60-day written notice for incidents involving snow or ice. On December 8, 2020, Bill 118 received Royal Assent and came into forc…

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Published on: 26 Feb 2021 By

Product recalls: Determining if you’re affected and if you have a legal claim

Health Canada expands growing list of hand sanitizer recalls… What to know about Canada’s onion recall… Fresh imported peaches recalled due to salmonella If you search the term “recall” on a Canadian news website, chances are you will find a lengthy list of headlines like these. But despite …

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Published on: 24 Feb 2021 By ,

I received a payment from a class action. How do I know if it is legitimate?

Voir en français At one time or another, you may have received notification that you are eligible to participate in a class action. The notice will tell you how to file a claim, usually by completing an online form on a website dedicated to the administration of the class action. Sometimes y…

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Published on: 22 Feb 2021 By

User beware: the dangers of sharing personal health information with mobile apps

It has never been easier to keep track of personal health and fitness. Individuals now have access to hundreds of health-related apps at their fingertips, which can help with achieving personal health goals and keeping track of everything from diet to sleep cycle. But these apps come with a …

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Published on: 18 Feb 2021 By

Product recalls: What recalls mean and where to find information about them

Hand sanitizer recall sparks concern … Red onion recall expands across Canada due to Salmonella outbreak… Additional ranitidine products recalled worldwide If you search the term “recall” on a Canadian news website, chances are you will find a lengthy list of headlines like these. But despit…

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Published on: 17 Feb 2021 By

Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions

What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers injury or harm as a result of the negligence of a health care professional. Negligence occurs when a health care professional falls below the standard of care expected of a reasonable practitioner of that professi…

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Published on: 12 Feb 2021 By

Canada’s First Bitcoin ETF and the Regulatory Race to Tame Crypto

The race to launch Canada’s first ETF is over, and the Purpose Bitcoin ETF is the winner. In regulatory filings published only a few days ago on SEDAR, the Purpose Bitcoin ETF disclosed that the OSC had issued a receipt for its long-form prospectus. To offer securities to the public, an inve…

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Published on: 11 Feb 2021 By

There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills: Wong v Pretium Resources, 2021 ONSC 54

Introduction Wong v Pretium Resources (“Pretium”) was a securities class proceeding premised on the issue of whether the defendant gold mining company’s failure to disclose the negative opinion of one of its mining consultants, Strathcona, amounted to an omission of a material fact, and thus…

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Published on: 28 Jan 2021 By

Assessing medical malpractice damages – Contingencies

This article on contingencies is part of a series of articles that discuss the types of damages that may be claimed in a medical negligence case. It is important to note, however, that each case is unique, and the damages claimed will differ between individuals. The assessment of damages is …

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