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Published on: 9 Jun 2017 By

Environmental Commissioner examines municipal water use, energy consumption, and climate change

The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario has published her Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, entitled Every Drop Counts (the “Report”). The Report focuses on the nexus between water and energy and finding ways to reduce municipal consumption of both in Ontario. The Report focuses …

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Published on: 7 Jun 2017 By

Bennett v Lenovo – Another Step Toward a Consumer Privacy Protection Jurisprudence

Introduction The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Bennett v Lenovo, 2017 ONSC 1082 is an important step in the development of privacy class actions in Canada. In Lenovo, the Court refused to strike the majority of causes of action pleaded by the Plaintiffs, permitt…

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Published on: 2 Jun 2017 By

Changes to Ontario municipal laws now in effect and increase municipal powers to combat climate change

Bill 68—the Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017—received royal assent on May 30, 2017, so is now officially in force. As we previously reported, Bill 68 introduces a host of changes to several key municipal statutes: the Municipal Act, 2001 (“Municipal Act”); City of Toront…

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Published on: 30 May 2017 By

Got Spam? What you can do if you are receiving unwanted e-mails.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, or CASL, came into force in July of 2014. Effectively, sending spam[1] is a violation of the law. You may have received spam if you can answer “no” to any of the following questions: Did you consent to the sender contacting you? Are you easily able to unsubscr…

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Published on: 30 May 2017 By

The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Permanency and Equality for Temporary Help Workers

Along with franchisors and unionized employers, the recommendations made in the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report could signal change for temporary help agencies, the individuals they employ (“assignment workers”), and the businesses who use these services to staff their operations (“c…

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Published on: 25 May 2017 By

Federal environmental law reform: expert Panel on NEB modernization releases its report

The expert panel created to study and propose solutions for reform of the National Energy Board (“NEB”) has released its report, entitled “Forward, Together: Enabling Canada’s Clean, Safe and Secure Energy Future” (“NEB Report”). The NEB Report comes on the heels of the report issued by the …

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Published on: 24 May 2017 By

Hot Off the Press – Changing Workplaces Final Report Released

Ontario Ministry of Labour Kevin Flynn released the Final Report of The Changing Workplaces Review yesterday. This 419-page report contains 173 recommendations that, if implemented, could have far-reaching implications on Ontario workplaces. In terms of changes to basic employment standards,…

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