Dianne on The Current re Dutch climate case
Last week’s Dutch climate case, ordering the Dutch government to do more to reduce GHG emissions faster, shows a path forward for Canadian courts. Hear Dianne Saxe discuss why on the CBC Radio’s The Current, with Professor James Coleman of the University of Calgary. Here is the p…Continue reading the post titled Dianne on The Current re Dutch climate case
New study of franchise territories – it’s not law, but still interesting
By Peter Dilon for AdvocateDaily.com A recent study conducted by Franchisegrade.com of the scope and extent of territorial protection granted by U.S. franchisors is of interest to anyone practicing in this area, whether for franchisors or franchisees. The study used as its source 654 franchi…Continue reading the post titled New study of franchise territories – it’s not law, but still interesting
Purchaser of contaminated site loses case against own lawyer
Mr. Yang was satisfied with the extent of his knowledge about the environmental condition of the property, and, notwithstanding the advice of his counsel, was unwilling to conduct any further investigationsContinue reading the post titled Purchaser of contaminated site loses case against own lawyer
Liability for delays in issuing environmental permits?
Can the government be liable for financial damages, when they refuse environmental permits for unreasonable reasons, or cause an unreasonable delay in issuing a permit? YesContinue reading the post titled Liability for delays in issuing environmental permits?
Anti-fracking and Great Lakes Bills to Committee
The Ontario Legislature rose for the summer on June 4, with two environmental proposed environmental laws having received second reading, but awaiting Committee review and public hearings. The third environmental law, Bill 52, Protection of Public Participation Act, 2015 (anti-SLAPP) has bee…Continue reading the post titled Anti-fracking and Great Lakes Bills to Committee
Food labelling coming to a (franchised) restaurant near you
Here is a recent legislative development of interest that will impact the franchise community, at least in Ontario: the Making Healthier Choices Act, 2015, which received Royal assent on May 28, 2015. Note that the act comes into force on Jan. 1, 2017. The act requires that “owners and opera…Continue reading the post titled Food labelling coming to a (franchised) restaurant near you
Why special rules for endangered species on roads to turbines?
Why should endangered species protection in Ontario be different for roads to wind turbines, as opposed to roads leading anywhere else? Ontario has an elaborate system that allegedly protects endangered species. Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), endangered, threatened or extirpated spe…Continue reading the post titled Why special rules for endangered species on roads to turbines?
Ontario industries can finally burn waste not coal
Ontario’s energy intensive industries have finally been permitted to burn many kinds of waste, in place of coal. Cement companies, among others, are now looking for sufficient quantities of eligible biomass they can dry and burn to fuel their kilns. With cap and trade on the way, this …Continue reading the post titled Ontario industries can finally burn waste not coal
Limitation Periods – Often Overlooked, Yet Potentially Fatal to Your Legal Rights
It is inevitable that at some point a business will experience a harmful event that causes it to suffer a financial loss. Examples include a third party breaking a contract or a warehouse fire due to faulty electrical wiring. Therefore, businesses need to be aware of the time limits that res…Continue reading the post titled Limitation Periods – Often Overlooked, Yet Potentially Fatal to Your Legal Rights
Fisheries Act private prosecution goes ahead
As we wrote earlier, in December 2014 Marilyn Burgoon received approval to bring a private prosecution against Executive Flight Centre Fuel Services and the Province of British Columbia for violations of the Fisheries Act related to a large fuel spill into a sensitive creek. The province too…Continue reading the post titled Fisheries Act private prosecution goes ahead