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Published on: 12 Feb 2018 By

Train Derailment Results in Significant Environmental Fines

On July 6, 2013, 74 unattended freight train cars carrying Bakken Formation crude oil rolled down a 1.2% grade from the town of Nantes and into the downtown area of the Town of Lac-Mégantic. The ensuing derailment resulted in a fire and explosion of multiple tank cars. The devastation was fa…

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Published on: 11 Feb 2018 By

Protecting one’s information on social media

Siskinds technology, privacy and cybersecurity lawyer Peter Dillon, was recently interviewed by AdvocateDaily.com regarding the recent scandal that erupted after Facebook data was harvested and used by a political consulting firm. Read the full article below. Protecting one’s information on …

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Published on: 8 Feb 2018 By

Federal Government Releases Country-Wide Carbon Pricing Framework

The federal government has released draft legislative proposals and regulatory framework outlining how it plans to establish a price for carbon pollution across the country. If implemented, the legislation will create a “backstop” for all provinces that have not created their own system for …

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Published on: 7 Feb 2018 By

Concerned Beneficiary? Court Finds Will Challenges Must Have Minimal Evidentiary Basis

The recent decision in Seepa v Seepa, 2017 ONSC 5368 contains observations that may have an impact on future Will challenges under Rule 75.06 of the Rules of Civil Procedure and in particular, on the materials that must be placed before the court in the “Motion for Directions”, which typical…

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