Microplastics and Tap Water – Where Does it Stop?
A recent study has highlighted again concerns over the near-ubiquitous presence of microplastics in our water. Awareness has been growing about microplastics and their impacts upon the marine environment and, potentially, human health. Previously, the bulk of the research done on the topic h…Continue reading the post titled Microplastics and Tap Water – Where Does it Stop?
Obstruction Charge Results in 45 Days in Jail
On August 14, 2017, an individual operating an automotive and scrap metal business at a property situated along Haldimand Highway in Canfield was sentenced to 45 days in jail for obstructing Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Provincial Officers (“Ministry Officers”) in the perfo…Continue reading the post titled Obstruction Charge Results in 45 Days in Jail
$500 Million Tim Hortons Class Action – A Warning for Franchisors Administrating Ad Funds
Tim Hortons is the largest franchise system in Canada by number of franchised locations, operating with approximately 3,500 units nationally. Accordingly, any legal action relating to the business makes waves in the franchise community and serves as a warning to other franchisors. On June 19…Continue reading the post titled $500 Million Tim Hortons Class Action – A Warning for Franchisors Administrating Ad Funds
Municipal Car Reduction Strategies
Municipalities are starting to focus on finding ways to reduce the pollution, traffic congestion, and other urban issues caused by an overabundance of cars on municipal streets. There are many strategies available to municipalities looking to reduce the volume of cars using their infrastruct…Continue reading the post titled Municipal Car Reduction Strategies
Episode of Reality Television Show Leads to Environmental Prosecution
It’s not often that the worlds of reality television and environmental regulatory enforcement collide. However, recently, a Yukon-based company became subject to an environmental prosecution by committing an environmental offence in a reality television episode. Tamarack, Inc. engages in pla…Continue reading the post titled Episode of Reality Television Show Leads to Environmental Prosecution
Just Cause: All’s Well That Ends Well, But in the Meantime…
It’s not news to readers of this blog that proving just cause for the dismissal of an employee is a high hurdle. Our clients also know that we usually recommend the continuation of a dismissed employee’s group benefits during negotiations post-dismissal. Now there’s a case to highlight the i…Continue reading the post titled Just Cause: All’s Well That Ends Well, But in the Meantime…
EU-US Privacy Shield Framework – Does it Apply to Your Business?
Background In late 2015, the highest court in the European Union invalidated the Safe Harbor data-transfer framework that ruled over the transmission of personal data between the EU and U.S. for approximately 15 years. The European Court of Justice held that the U.S. government’s repeated an…Continue reading the post titled EU-US Privacy Shield Framework – Does it Apply to Your Business?
Canada Consumer Product Safety Act – Does it Apply to Your Business?
The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (“CCPSA”) has the stated purpose of protecting the public by addressing or preventing dangers to human health or safety that are posed by consumer products in Canada, including those products that are imported. The legislation defines a “danger to hu…Continue reading the post titled Canada Consumer Product Safety Act – Does it Apply to Your Business?
Going to Court in Ontario: Selecting the Proper Jurisdiction to Commence Your Claim
Summary This article provides a comparative review of the two venues to commence your legal action in Ontario. Overview If you have suffered a wrong (i.e. breach of contract) you may commence a legal proceeding in an Ontario court. You may do so in Small Claims Court (“SCC”) or in the Superi…Continue reading the post titled Going to Court in Ontario: Selecting the Proper Jurisdiction to Commence Your Claim
New Treaty Governing Ocean Biodiversity on the Horizon?
A new treaty governing biodiversity and the use of nearly 50 per cent of the world’s oceans, is inching closer to realisation. The biodiversity of the world’s oceans are increasingly under threat from over-fishing, pollution, the decline of biodiversity, and acidification, among other perils…Continue reading the post titled New Treaty Governing Ocean Biodiversity on the Horizon?