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Published on: 5 Jan 2018 By

Don’t just throw old electronics in the trash

Simply throwing old electronics in the trash can be dangerous to your own personal safety, says Peter Dillon in a recent article by AdvocateDaily. Read the full article below. Don’t just throw old electronics in the trash: Dillon By Mia Clarke, Associate Editor If Santa left some of the late…

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Published on: 2 Jan 2018 By

New Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 Will Affect Calculation of New Year’s Day Holiday Pay

Happy New Year, everyone! Effective January 1, 2018, the method used for calculating public holiday pay has changed, meaning that the way employers are required to pay qualifying employees for New Year’s Day will be different than the method used for calculating Christmas and Boxing Da…

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Published on: 29 Dec 2017 By

The Risks of Cutting Off an Employee’s Insurance Benefits After Termination

We frequently warn our clients about the significant risks of prematurely cutting off an employee’s insurance benefits post-termination. Here is an excellent article from the Globe & Mail explaining the reasons for that advice. If you have any questions regarding this article or a…

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Published on: 28 Dec 2017 By

Canada to Invest $44.84 Million Towards the Great Lakes Protection Initiative

The International Joint Commission (“IJC”) is a binational organization created under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. The purpose of the IJC is to prevent and resolve disputes relating to the use and quality of boundary waters. The IJC recognizes that each country is affected by the othe…

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Published on: 27 Dec 2017 By

Class Proceedings Can Fill the Gap in Canadian Regulatory Action

Canadian Investors’ Perceived Vulnerability to Fraudsters A recent Globe and Mail article highlights the difficulty Canadian investors have in recovering proceeds of crime from fraudsters. Examining 30 years’ worth of regulatory enforcement proceedings, the Globe comes to the conclusion that…

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Published on: 20 Dec 2017 By

Auditors Must Properly Audit Their Client Companies and Would be Legally Liable if they Fail to do so, Supreme Court of Canada Holds

Case commentary: Deloitte & Touche v Livent Inc (Receiver of), 2017 SCC 63 In a long-awaited judgment rendered today, a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada held that Deloitte & Touche (now, Deloitte LLP) owed, and breached, a duty of care by failing to perform a proper statutory audi…

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Published on: 18 Dec 2017 By

Home Rebate for Climate Change Initiatives

On December 13th the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change announced its initiatives to promote energy-efficient homes. Ontario residents are eligible for rebates on low-carbon, energy-efficient renovations completed on their homes. This new program is under the Green Ontario Fund, …

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