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Published on: 4 Feb 2016 By

Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II

Recently, the Environmental Review Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) allowed in part the appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) approving the construction of a wind turbine facility in the Oak Ridges Moraine Area in the City of Kawartha Lakes (the “Project”). The Tribunal concluded that, with…

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Published on: 4 Feb 2016 By

Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II

Recently, the Environmental Review Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) allowed in part the appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) approving the construction of a wind turbine facility in the Oak Ridges Moraine Area in the City of Kawartha Lakes (the “Project”). The Tribunal concluded that, with…

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Published on: 3 Feb 2016 By

Franchise Law Legal and Legislative Developments in 2015

On February 8th, 2016, Siskinds Franchise Lawyer Peter Dillon presented at the Commons Institute Practitioner Sessions on Franchise Law. His presentation summarized the legal and legislative change to franchise law that occurred in 2015. A full version of the paper can be read here.

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Published on: 3 Feb 2016 By

Advocate Role Includes Reigning in Over-zealousness On The Bench

Siskinds franchise lawyer, Peter Dillon was recently interviewed by Law Times regarding the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision Stuart Budd & Sons Ltd. v. IFS Vehicle Distributors ULC. To read about this decision and other comments by Peter Dillon, see the AdvocateDaily.com article …

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Published on: 2 Feb 2016 By

Further wind litigation and the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part I

Another appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) for a wind turbine project has made its way to, and been refused by, the Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”). The appeal in SR Opposition Corp v Director, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, 2015 CanLII 86926 (ON ERT) concer…

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Published on: 29 Jan 2016 By

Case Law Update: It’s Still Hard to Fire Employees For Cause

A number of our blog entries have discussed the challenges employers face in ending an employment relationship for cause, without having to provide notice beforehand (or pay in lieu of notice). Generally, employees must engage in serious misconduct before being subjected to what the Courts h…

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Published on: 22 Jan 2016 By

Methane catastrophe in California: implications for cap and trade

Southern California is, at this very moment, in the throes of what is potentially the most prolific gas leak to have ever occurred. The disaster–a methane leak at a natural gas storage facility in Porter Ranch, California–has yet to galvanize the kind of media and popular attenti…

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Published on: 21 Jan 2016 By

Northern Gateway Pipeline requires provincial environmental approval

A BC court has declared that an agreement (Agreement) between the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office and the National Energy Board is invalid to the extent it purported to remove the need for an environmental assessment approval under BC’s Environmental Assessment Act (EAA). Th…

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Published on: 19 Jan 2016 By

Cement Manufacturer fined $200,000 for dust discharge

Following a guilty plea in December 2015, Essroc Canada Inc., a cement manufacturer, based in Picton Bay, Ontario, was fined a total of $200,000 plus the 25% victim fine surcharge (an additional $50,000). This was for causing a discharge of dust into the natural environment and for failing t…

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