519 672 2121
Close mobile menu
Published on: 29 Jun 2016 By

Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application challenging the validity of federal regulations made …

Continue reading the post titled Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
Published on: 20 Jun 2016 By

Client’s late filing claim represents high standard for counsel

A lawyer’s allegation that his former law firm’s late filing of a statement of claim cost him the chance to sue a car company for his difficulties in establishing a dealership, would represent a high standard for lawyers in terms of going back and analyzing all documents to find out when exa…

Continue reading the post titled Client’s late filing claim represents high standard for counsel
Published on: 17 Jun 2016 By

The Importance of Properly Conducting Workplace Investigations

If not done properly, conducting a workplace investigation can be costly. This lesson was learned by the Royal Bank of Canada in Lau v. Royal Bank of Canada[1]. Mr. Lau was an account manager at one of RBC’s Vancouver branches. A customer of Mr. Lau’s filed a complaint about the manner in wh…

Continue reading the post titled The Importance of Properly Conducting Workplace Investigations
Published on: 15 Jun 2016 By

Court confirms PMRA’s duty to conduct special reviews of pesticides

A recent decision out of the Federal Court has confirmed the federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (“PMRA”) duty to conduct special reviews. More specifically, the PMRA must conduct special reviews of any pest control product containing a special ingredient banned for environmental or …

Continue reading the post titled Court confirms PMRA’s duty to conduct special reviews of pesticides
Published on: 13 Jun 2016 By

“Comfortably Numb”: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Traditionally, Canadian courts and arbitrators have upheld discipline against employees who have disobeyed company policies by using or possessing marijuana[1] on company premises. There has generally been no need for the employee to have engaged in dangerous conduct, so long as the employee…

Continue reading the post titled “Comfortably Numb”: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
Published on: 6 Jun 2016 By

Don’t FALL into trouble with the Ministry of Labour this summer!

It’s summer and the livin’ may be easy if you’re on vacation. But if you’re at work, you’d better be working safely! The Ministry of Labour is running a blitz from May 16th until July 15th, focusing attention on falls from height. They’ve warned us that they “will be taking a no tolerance in…

Continue reading the post titled Don’t FALL into trouble with the Ministry of Labour this summer!
Published on: 27 May 2016 By

Could an update to the Environmental Registry be coming soon?

Change may soon be coming to the Environmental Registry. The Registry has been crucial to supporting public participation in environmental decision making in Ontario for nearly two decades. Created under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 and administered by the Ministry of the Environme…

Continue reading the post titled Could an update to the Environmental Registry be coming soon?