Looking Both Ways: Contributory Negligence of Children in Personal Injury Cases
Unlike adults, children often do not have the maturity to know what to do when walking across or near roadways. Without adult supervision or an understanding of road safety, children may risk becoming involved in an accident and be found to share some responsibility. The Ontario Court of App…View the post titled Looking Both Ways: Contributory Negligence of Children in Personal Injury Cases
Ontario Announces Continuation of Offshore Wind Turbine Moratorium
Ontario announced earlier this week that it would be extending its moratorium on offshore wind turbine projects. The province had initially announced the moratorium back in 2011. The government has indicated that it requires further research before authorizing the development of off-shore wi…View the post titled Ontario Announces Continuation of Offshore Wind Turbine Moratorium
National Energy Board Hearings for Energy East Starting Over
A month and a half after Minister Carr appointed three new panel members to the National Energy Board, the Energy East pipeline review will be starting over from the beginning. We reported in December that the Minister appointed the new members to the Board following the recusal of the forme…View the post titled National Energy Board Hearings for Energy East Starting Over
What is Environmental Due Diligence?
Due diligence is an extremely important concept in environmental regulation and compliance. When properly done, it provides a defence to regulatory charges or, at least, can mitigate the amount of fines imposed. Environmental due diligence is primarily a proactive activity. It involves takin…View the post titled What is Environmental Due Diligence?
Unionized Ontario Employers Face Double Jeopardy in Human Rights Cases
Unionized employers regularly deal with employees alleging breaches of their human rights. These allegations can be the subject of the grievance process or an application to the province’s forum for hearings into human rights cases. In Ontario, the forum is the Human Rights Tribunal; in Mani…View the post titled Unionized Ontario Employers Face Double Jeopardy in Human Rights Cases
Provincial Environmental Assessments and Climate Change
As we have previously written, the federal government is currently undertaking a review of a suite of environmental regimes. This review includes both the federal environmental assessment (EA) regime and the National Energy Board (NEB), which conducts assessments of proposed pipeline project…View the post titled Provincial Environmental Assessments and Climate Change
Unproven Complaints Against Employers Could Soon be Released to the Public
The Toronto Star has recently started a legal challenge that, if successful, may result in human rights, occupational health and safety, and other complaints made against employers being made public, despite the fact that those allegations are unproven. Most hearings today are not handled by…View the post titled Unproven Complaints Against Employers Could Soon be Released to the Public
How To Legally Change Your Child’s Name In Ontario
Periodically a client will ask if it is possible to change their child’s last name, from their former spouses’ name to their own, for example changing the child’s last name to their maiden name so the child and parent have the same last name. Firstly to apply to change a child’s name you mus…View the post titled How To Legally Change Your Child’s Name In Ontario
Renewable Fuel Standard
The Ontario government is committed to reducing greenhouse gases by 15% by 2020, 27% by 2030 and 80% by 2050 relative to 1990 levels. These reductions are legislated in the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s (“Ministry”) new Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Economy Act …View the post titled Renewable Fuel Standard
What To Consider When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer
When hiring a personal injury lawyer, you should consider their experience, reputation, and location. Experience: Lawyers work on business deals, transfer real estate, create wills, and argue in court. Lawyers can handle a variety of legal issues, or be specialized, focusing on business dis…View the post titled What To Consider When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer
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