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Published on: 30 Dec 2015 By

CCME to Implement Extended Producer Responsibility

In 2015, Canadian Council of Ministers for the Environment (CCME) renewed their ongoing commitment to implementing extended producer responsibility (EPR) with the goal of realizing consistent environmental standards and practices. CCME’s Waste Management Task Force (Project Team) is working …

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Published on: 23 Dec 2015 By

Understanding How Damages Are Assessed In a Personal Injury Case (updated)

Introduction One of the first questions people ask when they are considering their legal rights following a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, is “What is my case worth?” The fact is, it is difficult to assess damages in the early stages of a case. In most ci…

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Published on: 21 Dec 2015 By

National Energy Board to release safety reports

The National Energy Board (NEB) has decided to make more information about the safety of its regulated pipelines accessible to the public. It will be the first energy regulator in North America to do so. The NEB will be posting its inspections reports on the NEB website.  The inspection repo…

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Published on: 18 Dec 2015 By

Supervisors Increasingly Face Jail Time in Health and Safety Prosecutions

While companies are often aware of the serious costs that may arise from charges under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (the OHSA), recent decisions suggest that the courts are increasingly willing to levy heavy penalties against supervisors as well, including sentencing them to …

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Published on: 18 Dec 2015 By

Crowdfunding

With the proliferation of Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, GoFundMe and others, many small businesses are beginning to view crowdfunding as a viable revenue source. Globally, crowdfunding accounted for $5.1 billion in revenue. There are currently over 112 active crowdfunding platforms located in Cana…

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Published on: 16 Dec 2015 By

Scarlett v. Belair Insurance Co. : A 2015 Update on the MIG

In this 2015 appeal[1] by Mr. Scarlett to the Divisional Court, Director Delegate Evans’ decision was partially upheld. First, the Divisional Court clearly found that the injured person has the burden of proving that his or her injuries fall outside of the Minor Injuries Guideline (“MIG”). S…

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Published on: 16 Dec 2015 By

Removing a Court-Appointed Guardian in Ontario

Previous articles have discussed powers of attorney and guardianships and the duties and obligations of attorneys and guardians. But what can be done when a family member of the incapable person feels that the guardian or attorney is not acting appropriately? Occasionally, supportive friends…

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