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Published on: 18 Dec 2015 By

Crowdfunding

With the proliferation of Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, GoFundMe and others, many small businesses are beginning to view crowdfunding as a viable revenue source. Globally, crowdfunding accounted for $5.1 billion in revenue. There are currently over 112 active crowdfunding platforms located in Cana…

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Published on: 4 Dec 2015 By

Auditor General: Ontario Must Manage its Contaminated Sites

On December 2, the Auditor General released her 2015 report. This year’s report included a chapter on management of contaminated sites. In all, there are almost 800 contaminated sites owned by Ontario, of which 288 have recorded liabilities, estimated at $1.792 billion dollars. Her report fo…

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Published on: 2 Dec 2015 By

Proposed Changes to the OHSA: The more things change, the more they stay the same?

Laws intended to change social behaviour are sometimes referred to as “social engineering” legislation.  The obvious example is the Human Rights Code, which prohibits discrimination on protected grounds and requires employers to accommodate many of the personal challenges employees face. Som…

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Published on: 27 Nov 2015 By

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Consulting Regarding New System for Calculating Employer Premiums

Most employers in Ontario are subject to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (the “WSIA”), with the majority of those employers falling under Schedule 1 of the legislation. For Schedule 1 employers, contact with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (the “WSIB”) generally occurs only a…

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