Don’t FALL into trouble with the Ministry of Labour this summer!
It’s summer and the livin’ may be easy if you’re on vacation. But if you’re at work, you’d better be working safely! The Ministry of Labour is running a blitz from May 16th until July 15th, focusing attention on falls from height. They’ve warned us that they “will be taking a no tolerance in…View the post titled Don’t FALL into trouble with the Ministry of Labour this summer!
New Trails Legislation Introduced in Ontario
Just in time for the upcoming summer holiday season, Ontario has passed new legislation designed to improve and protect the province’s trails system. The new act, the Supporting Ontario’s Trails Act, 2016, act introduces a new piece of legislation, the Ontario Trails Act, 2016. The Ontario T…View the post titled New Trails Legislation Introduced in Ontario
Could an update to the Environmental Registry be coming soon?
Change may soon be coming to the Environmental Registry. The Registry has been crucial to supporting public participation in environmental decision making in Ontario for nearly two decades. Created under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 and administered by the Ministry of the Environme…View the post titled Could an update to the Environmental Registry be coming soon?
Double Jeopardy Also Applies to Employee Discipline
I recently came across the Ontario decision of Garreton v. Complete Innovations Inc. from earlier this year. While an interesting read for a number of employment reasons, it is a good reminder to employers that “double jeopardy” also applies to employee discipline. The relevant facts in t…View the post titled Double Jeopardy Also Applies to Employee Discipline
Sports Law: Making the Case
On May 26th, Anna Szurko spoke at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Conference, From Ordinary to Epic: Crossing the Critical Gap Between Competence and Mastery. The title of her talk was ‘Sports Law: Making the Case’. Click here to read the paper.View the post titled Sports Law: Making the Case
Injured in a Car Accident? Changes to Accident Benefits as of June 1, 2016
As of June 1, 2016, people injured in motor vehicle accidents in Ontario will face new challenges. These challenges come as a result of the latest round of amendments to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS). Accident Benefits are benefits available to anyone in Ontario injured in …View the post titled Injured in a Car Accident? Changes to Accident Benefits as of June 1, 2016
Bicycle Accident Compensation: Insurance Coverage for Injured Cyclists
When sharing a road with cars, cyclists, even when wearing the appropriate safety gear, run a risk of being struck by a vehicle and injured. Cyclists, like cars, are expected to obey the rules of the road, including signalling, obeying traffic lights, and not riding in pedestrian crosswalks.…View the post titled Bicycle Accident Compensation: Insurance Coverage for Injured Cyclists
$8,000 Fine and $10,950 Restitution Payment for Diesel Fuel Spill
Earlier this month, a truck driver pleaded guilty to failing to provide notice of a diesel fuel spill to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”). He was fined $8,000 (plus the 25% victim fine surcharge of $1,250) for the offence, and ordered to pay $10,950.07 in restitution …View the post titled $8,000 Fine and $10,950 Restitution Payment for Diesel Fuel Spill
Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine
Another significant penalty has been ordered in relation to an offence under the Fisheries Act. Earlier this month, a Nova Scotia pulp and paper company was ordered by a provincial court to pay $225,000 in relation to a pipeline break that released 47 million litres of untreated effluent int…View the post titled Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine
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