Municipal orders under section 100.1 of the EPA
The seemingly never-ending litigation related to a spill of furnace oil fuel in the City of Kawartha Lakes is inching closer to resolution. In Technical Standards and Safety Authority v Kawartha Lakes, 2016 CanLII 41685 (ON ERT) the Environmental Review Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) tackled the …Continue reading the post titled Municipal orders under section 100.1 of the EPA
New Regulation Outlines Process for Implementing Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Frameworks
Currently, the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (“BPSAA”) imposes what amounts to a compensation freeze on “designated executives” within a relatively small set of Broader Public Sector (“BPS”) organizations such as hospitals, school boards, universities and colleges. The Broad…Continue reading the post titled New Regulation Outlines Process for Implementing Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Frameworks
Teck Metals to pay $8.25 million to Coleville Tribe
On August 12, 2016, Justice Suko of the U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Washington) ruled that Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd., a Canadian company, was liable to the Confederated Tribes of the Coleville Reservation for “response costs” of $8.25 million, plus prejudgment interest, under th…Continue reading the post titled Teck Metals to pay $8.25 million to Coleville Tribe
Client Testimonial for Jim Mays and Team: “You were a blessing.”
“Jim Mays, after 19 years of being with a lawyer who took advantage of my situation, you were a blessing. I could not have been recommended to a better lawyer to take over my case. The first lawyer I had for many years left me feeling very mistrustful. When I entered your office I was...Continue reading the post titled Client Testimonial for Jim Mays and Team: “You were a blessing.”
Is there a “right to light?”
In urban environments, land and resources are finite and are, as a result, often faced with conflicts over the appropriate development and use of land. Such conflicts are particularly bitter when they concern proposed condominium development and “big box” store developments in the down…Continue reading the post titled Is there a “right to light?”
New Code of Practice for Workplace Harassment Provisions of OHSA
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has now issued a Code of Practice containing direction with respect to its expectations for the implementation of Bill 132, which amends the workplace harassment provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act (“OHSA”). However, a few remaining “grey ar…Continue reading the post titled New Code of Practice for Workplace Harassment Provisions of OHSA
As someone currently channelling Helen Mirren as a role model, the thought of age discrimination strikes a little too close to home. Kudos to the inimitable Dick Van Dyke for his plain speaking about this particular elephant in the room.Continue reading the post titled Age Discrimination
Civil Motions in the Superior Court of Justice: A Practical Guide
A motion is a formal request to the Court for an Order. Some motions will be contested, some will be on consent, and for others no position will be taken by opposing counsel. Motions address many issues: routine requests to amend pleadings, contested matters like compelling a certain party t…Continue reading the post titled Civil Motions in the Superior Court of Justice: A Practical Guide
The tricky business of limitations and contaminated land claims
In May of 2016, the Superior Court of Justice delivered reasons in Valco Instruments Canada v. Imperial Oil, dismissing in part a defendant’s summary judgment motion related to a contaminated land claim. The court concluded that the limitation period for a negligence claim had expired by the…Continue reading the post titled The tricky business of limitations and contaminated land claims
UP, UP, AND AWAY: What’s new with Notice periods?
Unfortunately for employers, there is a fair bit new with notice periods and not in a welcome direction. While 24 months has typically been viewed as the upper end of reasonable notice periods, there have been a number of decisions recently which have challenged that assumption. In Markoulak…Continue reading the post titled UP, UP, AND AWAY: What’s new with Notice periods?
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