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Published on: 24 May 2017 By

Change is gonna come: The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report

More than two years after Ontario’s Minister of Labour initiated it, the Changing Workplaces Review has issued its final report. And depending on how (or if) the current Liberal government chooses to implement its 173 recommendations, employment in the province could look quite different a y…

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Published on: 23 May 2017 By

Court Allows Employer to Continue Random Drug Testing over Union’s Legal Objections

Unionized employers often face resistance when attempting to introduce drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. This is particularly true where the testing is going to be carried out at random. Employers who introduce these types of testing policies often face policy grievances challenging…

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Published on: 15 May 2017 By

Long-awaited changes to Ontario’s Mining Act and Aggregate Resources Act passed

Ontario has introduced changes to the Aggregate Resources Act and the Mining Act. After years of work and consultations, the changes will come into effect once royal assent is obtained. The Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act introduced numerous changes to both of these Acts tha…

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Published on: 11 May 2017 By

Class Action Case Comment: Vester v Boston Scientific Ltd., 2017 ONSC 1095

Background The Defendants, Boston Scientific Ltd. and Boston Scientific Corporation (collectively “Boston Scientific”) designed, manufactured and sold transvaginal mesh (“TVM”) medical devices that were implanted into thousands of Canadian women for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinen…

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Published on: 9 May 2017 By

Canada’s Anti-Spam Laws Enhance Consumer Protection and Provide Compensation for Improper Electronic Activities

(Note: There have been changes to the legislature since this article was published. Please go here for an update.) The laws of Canada protect consumers and computer users against improper commercial electronic activities. If you are a Canadian consumer who uses a computer or goes on the inte…

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Published on: 5 May 2017 By

Quebec’s plan to save an endangered woodland caribou herd through captivation

The Quebec government has taken an unorthodox, and controversial, approach to protecting an endangered herd of woodland caribou. The herd’s habitat is found outside the city of Val d’Or. Recently, the herd’s population has faced intense pressure from logging, hunting, and ATV’ing. These acti…

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Published on: 4 May 2017 By

Raibex decision alters franchise landscape on presale disclosure

The disclosure obligations for franchisors expanded with a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling, and will change the way deals are struck in the province, says franchise lawyer Peter Dillon. In Raibex Canada Ltd. v. ASWR Franchising Corp., 2016 ONSC 5575 (CanLII), the judge found …

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Published on: 2 May 2017 By ,

How Long Do I Have to Make a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been injured in an accident and wish to pursue a personal injury claim, you should be aware of the following time limits. Failure to take the necessary steps within these time limits could extinguish your legal rights. It is always recommended that you speak with a personal injur…

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Published on: 27 Apr 2017 By

Federal EA Panel Releases its Recommendations for Reform

Earlier this month, after several months of consultations, the expert panel that was established to review Canada’s federal environmental assessment processes (the “Panel”) released its findings in a report entitled Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada. The Pa…

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