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Published on: 16 Apr 2018 By

Paula Lombardi to Speak at OBA Professional Development Program

On Thursday, May 3 at 8:30am, join Paula Lombardi, environmental lawyer at Siskinds, for a professional development session at DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario, led by the Ontario Bar Association. Paula will be leading a discussion on the topic, Environmental Contamination for the Transac…

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Published on: 11 Apr 2018 By

Canadian companies may soon be impacted by the GDPR

Siskinds technology, privacy and cybersecurity lawyer Peter Dillon, was recently interviewed by AdvocateDaily.com regarding the European Union’s new rules for data protection and how it may impact Canadian companies. Read the full article below. Canadian companies may soon be impacted by the…

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Published on: 10 Apr 2018 By

‘Predator’ Spouse, Take Note of Hunt v. Worrod

Predatory marriages have drawn a lot of attention in recent years. They are believed to be on the rise. For families with single, elderly family members, this phenomenon is alarming. For Ontario’s estate litigators, the governing legal principles are infuriating. Too often in the past, the p…

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Published on: 9 Apr 2018 By

New hope for brain injuries: Pituitary gland testing

At a medical conference I attended a few years ago, I recall one of the guest speakers said the only cure for a brain injury is avoidance. He of course was referring to the school of thought that for the most part, neurons don’t recover after a brain injury. While that may be open to...

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Published on: 9 Apr 2018 By

Reform of the Federal Environmental Assessment Regime Under Bill C-69: Many Faces of Critique

Bill C-69, the federal government’s proposal for changing the current environmental assessment regime, is currently at first reading. The Bill proposes to reconfigure the way that potential environmental impacts of a project are evaluated in advance of its approval. The proposed changes are …

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Published on: 6 Apr 2018 By

Public Interest Intervention in Private Environmental Disputes

A recent decision from the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Huang v Fraser Hillary’s Limited, 2018 ONCA 277, underscores the challenges faced by parties seeking to intervene in private environmental disputes. Background Fraser Hillary’s Limited (“FHL”) is the corporate owner of a property in Ott…

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Published on: 2 Apr 2018 By

Environmental Review Tribunal Denies Costs for Successful REA Appellants

In the latest chapter in the appeal of the renewable energy approval (“REA”) for a wind farm in Clearview Township, Simcoe County, the Environmental Review Tribunal (“Tribunal”) denied the Appellants’ request for costs. The Appellants, comprised of an assortment of individuals, municipalitie…

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Published on: 15 Mar 2018 By

So You’re Interested in Buying a Franchise. What Next?

Buying a Franchise There are many reasons to buy a franchise. Whether you’re attracted to the prospect of running your own business, the support that being a part a franchise system offers, owning a business that already has an established presence and reputation, the higher rate of success …

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Published on: 13 Mar 2018 By

A Multi-Jurisdictional Action Plan to Reduce Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

The Ontario and federal governments have recently announced the enactment of a joint action plan for reducing algal blooms in Lake Erie. The Lake Erie Action Plan identifies numerous actions aimed at reducing the amount of phosphorus entering into Lake Erie by 40 per cent below 2008 levels. …

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