Combined EPA/OHSA Fine of $5.3 Million Upheld
The explosions that occurred at a propane facility in Toronto in 2008 are difficult to forget. The explosions resulted in the catastrophic death of a worker, damage to surrounding homes and an area wide evacuation. On appeal an Ontario judge upheld a combined EPA and OHSA fine in the amount …Continue reading the post titled Combined EPA/OHSA Fine of $5.3 Million Upheld
Legal Considerations for Start-Ups
Introduction “Starting companies is a lot like launching rockets: if you’re a tenth of a degree off at launch, you may be a thousand miles off downrange” – Craig Johnson One of the most common mistakes start-ups make is not seeking legal advice when founding their company. While financial re…Continue reading the post titled Legal Considerations for Start-Ups
Reform of the Federal Environmental Assessment Regime Under Bill C-69: Many Faces of Critique
Bill C-69, the federal government’s proposal for changing the current environmental assessment regime, is currently at first reading. The Bill proposes to reconfigure the way that potential environmental impacts of a project are evaluated in advance of its approval. The proposed changes are …Continue reading the post titled Reform of the Federal Environmental Assessment Regime Under Bill C-69: Many Faces of Critique
Public Interest Intervention in Private Environmental Disputes
A recent decision from the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Huang v Fraser Hillary’s Limited, 2018 ONCA 277, underscores the challenges faced by parties seeking to intervene in private environmental disputes. Background Fraser Hillary’s Limited (“FHL”) is the corporate owner of a property in Ott…Continue reading the post titled Public Interest Intervention in Private Environmental Disputes
Intellectual Property (IP) Firm Joins Siskinds LLP
We are pleased to announce that on April 2, Anissimoff & Associates joined Siskinds LLP. Serge Anissimoff, Jaime Holroyd, Jessica Yaromich and Sina Giugno became members of our intellectual property (IP) team. The addition of these professionals expands our capabilities in legal service…Continue reading the post titled Intellectual Property (IP) Firm Joins Siskinds LLP
Environmental Review Tribunal Denies Costs for Successful REA Appellants
In the latest chapter in the appeal of the renewable energy approval (“REA”) for a wind farm in Clearview Township, Simcoe County, the Environmental Review Tribunal (“Tribunal”) denied the Appellants’ request for costs. The Appellants, comprised of an assortment of individuals, municipalitie…Continue reading the post titled Environmental Review Tribunal Denies Costs for Successful REA Appellants
So You’re Interested in Buying a Franchise. What Next?
Buying a Franchise There are many reasons to buy a franchise. Whether you’re attracted to the prospect of running your own business, the support that being a part a franchise system offers, owning a business that already has an established presence and reputation, the higher rate of success …Continue reading the post titled So You’re Interested in Buying a Franchise. What Next?
A Multi-Jurisdictional Action Plan to Reduce Algal Blooms in Lake Erie
The Ontario and federal governments have recently announced the enactment of a joint action plan for reducing algal blooms in Lake Erie. The Lake Erie Action Plan identifies numerous actions aimed at reducing the amount of phosphorus entering into Lake Erie by 40 per cent below 2008 levels. …Continue reading the post titled A Multi-Jurisdictional Action Plan to Reduce Algal Blooms in Lake Erie
Closing the Wage Gap in Ontario?
In yet another “time for a change” speech, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced last week that the government will take steps to close the wage gap between men and women. The gender-based wage gap has been stagnant for over a decade at about 30% – usually expressed as women earning…Continue reading the post titled Closing the Wage Gap in Ontario?
Unreasonable Delay in Environmental Prosecutions after R v Jordan: Where Are We Now?
The 2016 Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Jordan, 2016 SCC 27, created a major stir in the criminal bar by clarifying what constitutes an accused’s right under subsection 11(b) of the Charter to be tried within a reasonable time. There was speculation at the time of the decision’s rel…Continue reading the post titled Unreasonable Delay in Environmental Prosecutions after R v Jordan: Where Are We Now?