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Published on: 20 Aug 2018 By

Divisional Court Refuses to Award Costs in Judicial Review of the White Pines Wind Project

The Honourable Marc Labrosse of the Divisional Court recently refused both moving parties’ demands for costs in the latest iteration of CCSAGE Naturally Green’s (“CCSAGE”) judicial review challenging various administrative decisions relating to the White Pines Wind Project. Labrosse J’s cost…

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Published on: 15 Aug 2018 By

Federal Government Announces Funding for Four Projects Under the Environmental Damages Fund

The Environmental Damages Fund was established in 1995 to direct money received from fines and payments for environmental offences under 10 federal environmental statutes to worthy environmental projects. Eligible projects must be located in the region in which the offence occurred and addre…

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Published on: 14 Aug 2018 By

Tech firms must follow Canadian anti-spam laws

Two tech companies were recently fined a total of $250,000 for the installation of malicious software through online ads. The case is the first where firms were fined by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for breaching Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation …

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Published on: 30 Jul 2018 By

P.E.I.'s climate plan will not include a carbon tax

On Wednesday, July 11th, P.E.I’s Environment Minister Richard Brown stated that the province will submit a climate plan to Ottawa by September 1st, 2018. This climate plan will not include a carbon tax nor a plan for a cap-and-trade system; the two options that the federal government has giv…

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Published on: 30 Jul 2018 By

Will They or Won’t They? Ontario’s new government and the WSIA

Since the Ontario Liberal government amended the Workplace Safety Insurance Act (“WSIA”) in April, there has been some confusion about who bears the responsibility for workplace injuries to temporary agency workers: the agency, or its client employer. On April 6, 2018, the Liberals amended t…

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Published on: 26 Jul 2018 By

Imperial Oil Limited Ordered to pay $650,000.00 by Ontario Court of Justice

Imperial Oil Limited was recently convicted of breaching s.14 of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act (“EPA”) for permitting the discharge of a contaminant into the natural environment. Imperial Oil, who pled guilty to the offence, was sentenced to pay $650,000.00, in addition to a $162,50…

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Published on: 24 Jul 2018 By

Ontario to intervene in Saskatchewan’s Court Challenge of Federal Carbon Tax

Last week, at the Council of the Federation talks in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, Ontario Premier, Doug Ford announced Ontario’s intention to intervene in Saskatchewan’s court reference to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal challenging the Federal government’s proposed carbon tax. The court r…

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Published on: 3 Jul 2018 By

Exercise Of Authority By ADM Constitutionally Valid Under CEAA

In the case of Maloney v Garneau (2018 FC 188) the Applicant, Mr. David Maloney, sought judicial review of Aéroports de Montréal’s (“ADM”), decision to develop federally-owned lands (the “Project”). The Applicant challenged the constitutionality of section 67 of the Canadian Environmental As…

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Published on: 20 Jun 2018 By

Legalization of marijuana, set to take effect by October 17, 2018

Canadian employers should be ready for the legalization of marijuana, set to take effect by October 17, 2018. The Senate voted to pass the Liberal government’s Bill C-45 on June 19, 2018 and today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the October 17, 2018 date, which allows the provinces …

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Published on: 12 Jun 2018 By

Raymond Leach Speaking at Straight from the Bench – June 14

Siskinds partner Raymond Leach will be speaking at the 13th Annual Straight from the Bench Conference on June 14th. Raymond will participate in a panel discussion on estoppel and constructive trusts with The Honourable Mr. Justice Ian Leach, Anne Marie Frauts of Frauts Dobbie, and Lou Anne F…

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