Will They or Won’t They? Ontario’s new government and the WSIA
Since the Ontario Liberal government amended the Workplace Safety Insurance Act (“WSIA”) in April, there has been some confusion about who bears the responsibility for workplace injuries to temporary agency workers: the agency, or its client employer. On April 6, 2018, the Liberals amended t…Continue reading the post titled Will They or Won’t They? Ontario’s new government and the WSIA
Imperial Oil Limited Ordered to pay $650,000.00 by Ontario Court of Justice
Imperial Oil Limited was recently convicted of breaching s.14 of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act (“EPA”) for permitting the discharge of a contaminant into the natural environment. Imperial Oil, who pled guilty to the offence, was sentenced to pay $650,000.00, in addition to a $162,50…Continue reading the post titled Imperial Oil Limited Ordered to pay $650,000.00 by Ontario Court of Justice
Ontario to intervene in Saskatchewan’s Court Challenge of Federal Carbon Tax
Last week, at the Council of the Federation talks in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, Ontario Premier, Doug Ford announced Ontario’s intention to intervene in Saskatchewan’s court reference to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal challenging the Federal government’s proposed carbon tax. The court r…Continue reading the post titled Ontario to intervene in Saskatchewan’s Court Challenge of Federal Carbon Tax
What is a Qualified Disability Trust?
The Qualified Disability Trust (QDT) was created in 2016 to temper changes to the tax rules for testamentary trusts (trusts set up by a Will). All testamentary trusts used to benefit from the graduated tax rates, however this was changed to tax all testamentary trusts at the top marginal rat…Continue reading the post titled What is a Qualified Disability Trust?
Guardianship Applications under the Children’s Law Reform Act
A minor is considered to be a person under the age of eighteen years. In Ontario, a parent is automatically the guardian of the person of his or her minor child. However, a parent is not automatically the guardian of property of his or her minor child. In certain circumstances, a paren…Continue reading the post titled Guardianship Applications under the Children’s Law Reform Act
Holding listed issuers to their word – for now anyway… Developments from the UK Court of Appeal on parent company liability for impacts abroad
Last year I wrote about a feature of the decision of the English and Wales High Court of Justice in HRH Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell Plc, a case where residents of the Niger Delta brought a claim in negligence against Royal Dutch Shell (RDS), an issuer incorporated in England and listed on …Continue reading the post titled Holding listed issuers to their word – for now anyway… Developments from the UK Court of Appeal on parent company liability for impacts abroad
Hawaii to Ban Sale and Distribution of Sunscreens Deemed Harmful to Coral Reefs
On July 3, 2018, Hawaii Governor, David Ige signed a Bill to ban the sale and distribution of sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. The Hawaiian state legislature passed Bill SB2571 in May of this year in response to scientific evidence suggesting that oxybenzone and…Continue reading the post titled Hawaii to Ban Sale and Distribution of Sunscreens Deemed Harmful to Coral Reefs
Exercise Of Authority By ADM Constitutionally Valid Under CEAA
In the case of Maloney v Garneau (2018 FC 188) the Applicant, Mr. David Maloney, sought judicial review of Aéroports de Montréal’s (“ADM”), decision to develop federally-owned lands (the “Project”). The Applicant challenged the constitutionality of section 67 of the Canadian Environmental As…Continue reading the post titled Exercise Of Authority By ADM Constitutionally Valid Under CEAA
A good day for do-it-yourself investors: The CSA proposes to prohibit the payment of trailing commissions to discount brokers
On June 21, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) released a Status Report on their ongoing investigation into embedded commissions in the mutual fund industry. “Embedded commissions” is the term used to describe the practice of mutual fund managers compensating dealers (and t…Continue reading the post titled A good day for do-it-yourself investors: The CSA proposes to prohibit the payment of trailing commissions to discount brokers
School’s out: Play it safe in summer
The solstice was last week, summer is here!!! That also means that School ends, and Summer Activities begin. Now, our pools, parks, patios and more are open and ready for enjoyment and gatherings. The increase of outdoor activities means more fun to be had, but also should mean a heightened …Continue reading the post titled School’s out: Play it safe in summer
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