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 …Continue reading the post titled Environmental Commissioner examines municipal water use, energy consumption, and climate change
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…Continue reading the post titled Bennett v Lenovo – Another Step Toward a Consumer Privacy Protection Jurisprudence
Government delays private right of action under CASL
Recently at Siskinds, we’ve written about Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation or CASL (see here and here). In those articles, we described the private right of action contemplated by CASL. Broadly speaking, the private right of action would allow a person affected by a breach of certain sectio…Continue reading the post titled Government delays private right of action under CASL
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…Continue reading the post titled Changes to Ontario municipal laws now in effect and increase municipal powers to combat climate change
Significant changes to the Ontario Municipal Board
The Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”) will be undergoing radical reform in the coming months. The Ontario government recently announced its long-awaiting plans to restructure the OMB. If the changes are passed, the OMB will be replaced by a new statutory body, which will be referred to as the …Continue reading the post titled Significant changes to the Ontario Municipal Board
$600,000 Fine for Sediment Discharge
On May 15, 2017, 228057 Ontario Inc. (formerly Naylor Renewable Energy Inc.) pled guilty to three offences and was fined $600,000 plus the 25 per cent victim fine surcharge for discharging sediment-laden stormwater causing the impairment water quality, failing to notify the Ministry of the E…Continue reading the post titled $600,000 Fine for Sediment Discharge
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 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…Continue reading the post titled Got Spam? What you can do if you are receiving unwanted e-mails.
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…Continue reading the post titled The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Permanency and Equality for Temporary Help Workers
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 …Continue reading the post titled Federal environmental law reform: expert Panel on NEB modernization releases its report
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,…Continue reading the post titled Hot Off the Press – Changing Workplaces Final Report Released
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