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…Continue reading the post titled Court Allows Employer to Continue Random Drug Testing over Union’s Legal Objections
How Does a Personal Injury Claim Work?
There are many steps involved in a personal injury claim. This is a basic outline of the way a claim might unfold. Initial Meeting At this stage, we meet with you to discuss your accident, your injuries, and their impact on your life. At this point or shortly thereafter, we will give our opi…Continue reading the post titled How Does a Personal Injury Claim Work?
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…Continue reading the post titled Long-awaited changes to Ontario’s Mining Act and Aggregate Resources Act passed
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…Continue reading the post titled Class Action Case Comment: Vester v Boston Scientific Ltd., 2017 ONSC 1095
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…Continue reading the post titled Canada’s Anti-Spam Laws Enhance Consumer Protection and Provide Compensation for Improper Electronic Activities
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…Continue reading the post titled Quebec’s plan to save an endangered woodland caribou herd through captivation
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 …Continue reading the post titled Raibex decision alters franchise landscape on presale disclosure
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…Continue reading the post titled How Long Do I Have to Make a Personal Injury Claim?
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…Continue reading the post titled Federal EA Panel Releases its Recommendations for Reform
Congratulations, Paula Boutis!
Siskinds warmly congratulates Paula Boutis from our Environmental Group on her appointment to the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”), effective May 1, 2017. With her appointment as a full-time member to the Ontario Municipal Board, Paula Boutis will be leaving private practice after nearly 17 y…Continue reading the post titled Congratulations, Paula Boutis!
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