Hot Off the Press – Changing Workplaces Final Report Released
Ontario Ministry of Labour Kevin Flynn released the Final Report of The Changing Workplaces Review yesterday. This 419-page report contains 173 recommendations that, if implemented, could have far-reaching implications on Ontario workplaces. In terms of changes to basic employment standards,…Continue reading the post titled Hot Off the Press – Changing Workplaces Final Report Released
Unionizing Franchise Locations Could Become Easier Under Proposed Changes to Ontario Law
The Ontario Changing Workplaces Review has now issued its Final Report, and there’s good news and bad news for franchisors. First, the good news: as we outlined in February, there were concerns that the Final Report would call for expanding the situations where franchisors would be considere…Continue reading the post titled Unionizing Franchise Locations Could Become Easier Under Proposed Changes to Ontario Law
Change is gonna come: The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report
More than two years after Ontario’s Minister of Labour initiated it, the Changing Workplaces Review has issued its final report. And depending on how (or if) the current Liberal government chooses to implement its 173 recommendations, employment in the province could look quite different a y…Continue reading the post titled Change is gonna come: The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report
Court Allows Employer to Continue Random Drug Testing over Union’s Legal Objections
Unionized employers often face resistance when attempting to introduce drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. This is particularly true where the testing is going to be carried out at random. Employers who introduce these types of testing policies often face policy grievances challenging…Continue reading the post titled Court Allows Employer to Continue Random Drug Testing over Union’s Legal Objections
Long-awaited changes to Ontario’s Mining Act and Aggregate Resources Act passed
Ontario has introduced changes to the Aggregate Resources Act and the Mining Act. After years of work and consultations, the changes will come into effect once royal assent is obtained. The Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act introduced numerous changes to both of these Acts tha…Continue reading the post titled Long-awaited changes to Ontario’s Mining Act and Aggregate Resources Act passed
Quebec’s plan to save an endangered woodland caribou herd through captivation
The Quebec government has taken an unorthodox, and controversial, approach to protecting an endangered herd of woodland caribou. The herd’s habitat is found outside the city of Val d’Or. Recently, the herd’s population has faced intense pressure from logging, hunting, and ATV’ing. These acti…Continue reading the post titled Quebec’s plan to save an endangered woodland caribou herd through captivation
Raibex decision alters franchise landscape on presale disclosure
The disclosure obligations for franchisors expanded with a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling, and will change the way deals are struck in the province, says franchise lawyer Peter Dillon. In Raibex Canada Ltd. v. ASWR Franchising Corp., 2016 ONSC 5575 (CanLII), the judge found …Continue reading the post titled Raibex decision alters franchise landscape on presale disclosure
Federal EA Panel Releases its Recommendations for Reform
Earlier this month, after several months of consultations, the expert panel that was established to review Canada’s federal environmental assessment processes (the “Panel”) released its findings in a report entitled Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada. The Pa…Continue reading the post titled Federal EA Panel Releases its Recommendations for Reform
Congratulations, Paula Boutis!
Siskinds warmly congratulates Paula Boutis from our Environmental Group on her appointment to the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”), effective May 1, 2017. With her appointment as a full-time member to the Ontario Municipal Board, Paula Boutis will be leaving private practice after nearly 17 y…Continue reading the post titled Congratulations, Paula Boutis!
Can a landlord be sued for historical contamination potentially caused by its tenant?
A recent decision on a summary judgement motion underscores the difficulty inherent in suing a landlord for contamination caused by its tenant. In Sorban Investments Ltd v Litwack, 2017 ONSC 706, several Defendants successfully brought a motion for summary judgement dismissing the plaintiff’…Continue reading the post titled Can a landlord be sued for historical contamination potentially caused by its tenant?