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?
Will 2018 be the Year of the Single-Use Plastics Ban?
Bans on single-use plastics are on the rise. As media attention increasingly focuses on the topic, jurisdictions all over the world are introducing bans on single-use plastic products such as grocery bags, utensils, and cups. The bans respond to the growing, and increasingly recognized, prob…Continue reading the post titled Will 2018 be the Year of the Single-Use Plastics Ban?
She’s Having a Baby! What do the New Extended EI Parental Benefits Mean for Employers?
In March 2017, the federal government announced its intention to extend employment insurance parental benefits to 18 months. This change took effect on December 3, 2017. While many Canadian employers are not thrilled with this change, it’s not all bad news. Same Total Maximum EI Benefits Par…Continue reading the post titled She’s Having a Baby! What do the New Extended EI Parental Benefits Mean for Employers?
Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?
What is a Franchise Disclosure Document? Franchise legislation in Canada (BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and PEI) requires that franchisors offering franchises for sale in those provinces provide prospects with a franchise disclosure document (“FDD”) prior to selling a franchi…Continue reading the post titled Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?
We Wrote the Chapter on Environmental Litigation
The Siskinds Environmental Group is pleased to announce that Paula Lombardi, Partner and Group Lead, has co-authored a chapter on environmental claims in the third edition of Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Canadian Precedents of Pleadings. The volume was published in December 2017 …Continue reading the post titled We Wrote the Chapter on Environmental Litigation
Details on the Fisheries Act Overhaul Announced
The federal government has announced certain details about how it intends to overhaul the Fisheries Act. Reform of the Fisheries Act forms part of a broader suite of reforms to Canada’s environmental protection regime which is currently being undertaken by the federal government. These inclu…Continue reading the post titled Details on the Fisheries Act Overhaul Announced
Federal Government Releases Country-Wide Carbon Pricing Framework
The federal government has released draft legislative proposals and regulatory framework outlining how it plans to establish a price for carbon pollution across the country. If implemented, the legislation will create a “backstop” for all provinces that have not created their own system for …Continue reading the post titled Federal Government Releases Country-Wide Carbon Pricing Framework
Follow the Bouncing Ball: Enforcing Termination Provisions
Employers need some good news these days, with rising minimum wages, employee-friendly changes to many employment standards, and let’s not even mention the stock market. So I’m happy to share the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Nemeth v. Hatch Ltd. in which a very simple terminati…Continue reading the post titled Follow the Bouncing Ball: Enforcing Termination Provisions