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 …View 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,…View the post titled Hot Off the Press – Changing Workplaces Final Report Released
Unionizing Franchise Locations Could Become Easier Under Proposed Changes to Ontario Law
The Ontario Changing Workplaces Review has now issued its Final Report, and there’s good news and bad news for franchisors. First, the good news: as we outlined in February, there were concerns that the Final Report would call for expanding the situations where franchisors would be considere…View the post titled Unionizing Franchise Locations Could Become Easier Under Proposed Changes to Ontario Law
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…View the post titled Change is gonna come: The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report
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…View 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…View 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…View 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…View 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…View 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…View the post titled Quebec’s plan to save an endangered woodland caribou herd through captivation
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