Closing the Wage Gap in Ontario?
In yet another “time for a change” speech, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced last week that the government will take steps to close the wage gap between men and women. The gender-based wage gap has been stagnant for over a decade at about 30% – usually expressed as women earning…Continue reading the post titled Closing the Wage Gap in Ontario?
Towards a More Cooperative Canadian Class Action Regime: CBA Adopts Revised Judicial Protocol on Multijurisdictional Class Actions
Class actions will often address wrongs and harm that transcend the borders of a single Canadian province. A faulty medical device might be distributed across the country and wreak its harmful effects upon residents in many or all provinces. Similarly, when a public company misleads its inve…Continue reading the post titled Towards a More Cooperative Canadian Class Action Regime: CBA Adopts Revised Judicial Protocol on Multijurisdictional Class Actions
Unreasonable Delay in Environmental Prosecutions after R v Jordan: Where Are We Now?
The 2016 Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Jordan, 2016 SCC 27, created a major stir in the criminal bar by clarifying what constitutes an accused’s right under subsection 11(b) of the Charter to be tried within a reasonable time. There was speculation at the time of the decision’s rel…Continue reading the post titled Unreasonable Delay in Environmental Prosecutions after R v Jordan: Where Are We Now?
Shannon Wilcox Voices Accessibility Challenges in CBC News Interview
Personal injury law clerk, Shannon Wilcox, was recently joined by Julianne Hazlewood of CBC Radio Canada for an experiential review of accessibility factors in grocery stores. To read about their findings and recommendations or to listen to the broadcast, click here. Shannon is a leading loc…Continue reading the post titled Shannon Wilcox Voices Accessibility Challenges in CBC News Interview
Will 2018 be the Year of the Single-Use Plastics Ban?
Bans on single-use plastics are on the rise. As media attention increasingly focuses on the topic, jurisdictions all over the world are introducing bans on single-use plastic products such as grocery bags, utensils, and cups. The bans respond to the growing, and increasingly recognized, prob…Continue reading the post titled Will 2018 be the Year of the Single-Use Plastics Ban?
She’s Having a Baby! What do the New Extended EI Parental Benefits Mean for Employers?
In March 2017, the federal government announced its intention to extend employment insurance parental benefits to 18 months. This change took effect on December 3, 2017. While many Canadian employers are not thrilled with this change, it’s not all bad news. Same Total Maximum EI Benefits Par…Continue reading the post titled She’s Having a Baby! What do the New Extended EI Parental Benefits Mean for Employers?
EU Data Privacy Changes Are Just Around the Corner
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a series of laws that were approved by the European Union Parliament that come into effect on May 25th, 2018. The GDPR standardizes data protection across the EU member states and will bring harmonization across the EU regarding data privacy. …Continue reading the post titled EU Data Privacy Changes Are Just Around the Corner
Video Testimonial – Motor Vehicle Accident
Following a motor vehicle accident, our client suffered various injuries that hindered her ability to work. When the insurance company denied her claim, she met Chris Collins. Chris provided the legal help she needed to continue to heal properly. Now, our client recommends Siskinds and Chris…Continue reading the post titled Video Testimonial – Motor Vehicle Accident
Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?
What is a Franchise Disclosure Document? Franchise legislation in Canada (BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and PEI) requires that franchisors offering franchises for sale in those provinces provide prospects with a franchise disclosure document (“FDD”) prior to selling a franchi…Continue reading the post titled Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?
Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse
What is Elder Abuse? Several millennia have passed since, according to the Book of Genesis, Jacob and his mother, Rebecca, conspired to trick Isaac who was, according to biblical scholars, by then an ailing and blind 130 year old man. They tricked him into believing that Jacob was his bro…Continue reading the post titled Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse