Environment Minister Murray's mandate letter
Every Cabinet minister gets his or her marching orders from the Premier or Prime Minister. These “mandates” used to be top secret, but Ontario now makes them public. Here is the mandate letter for the new Minister of Environment and Climate Change, with our emphasis added. On env…Continue reading the post titled Environment Minister Murray's mandate letter
Employer’s Obligation to Accommodate Employee Does Not Extend to Requiring Other Employees to Suffer a Significant Reduction in Pay
For many employers, particularly those in unionized settings, finding appropriate work for employees requiring medical accommodation can be challenging. This is particularly the case where a position that may address an employee’s accommodation needs is occupied by another employee. However,…Continue reading the post titled Employer’s Obligation to Accommodate Employee Does Not Extend to Requiring Other Employees to Suffer a Significant Reduction in Pay
Port Authority biased in approving coal port?
This month, Ecojustice filed an application for judicial review of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s decision to permit a coal transfer facility. They claim that the Port Authority failed to consider some environmental effects, including climate change, and that the decision of the…Continue reading the post titled Port Authority biased in approving coal port?
Urban Forests Across Canada Valued at $51B
TD Bank issued a report on September 24, 2014, providing an economic valuation of urban forests in the greater Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver areas, estimating that these forests contain more than 100 million trees which carry an estimated worth of $51 billion (Halifax: $11.5B; Montreal: $4…Continue reading the post titled Urban Forests Across Canada Valued at $51B
Herbicide Spray Drift a “Normal” Farm Practice?
Organic farmers in Nova Scotia filed a lawsuit against a neighbouring farm for damages allegedly caused by a herbicide which drifted onto their property. In particular, the plaintiffs claimed that the herbicide caused damage to their crops, the miscarriage of four horses, and personal injury…Continue reading the post titled Herbicide Spray Drift a “Normal” Farm Practice?
Can the threat of personal liability stop fluoridation?
Opponents of fluoridation have started to threaten councillors with personal liability for fluoridated water, in the hope of changing municipal policy on water treatment. The province created this problem, and they should fix it.Continue reading the post titled Can the threat of personal liability stop fluoridation?
Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoids
This is the first Canadian class action lawsuit filed for harm caused by Neonicotinoid pesticides, potentially responsible for the worldwide collapse of bee and other pollinator populations.Continue reading the post titled Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoids
Peter Dillon Speaks on Corporate LiveWire Round Table
Siskinds partner Peter Dillon joined seven other experts to discuss the latest changes and developments in Franchise Law around the world.View the virtual round tableContinue reading the post titled Peter Dillon Speaks on Corporate LiveWire Round Table
Crowdfunding to defend anti-fracking bylaw
The tiny Québec village of Ristigouche-Sud-Est, population 168, is crowdfunding to pay for the defence of its anti-fracking by-law, intended to protect municipal drinking water. Ristigouche is reportedly one of more than 70 Québec municipalities that have adopted anti-fracking bylaws to prot…Continue reading the post titled Crowdfunding to defend anti-fracking bylaw
Impact of Tim Hortons’ deal on franchisees remains to be seen
Siskinds partner Peter Dillon wrote an article for Advocatedaily.com regarding the recently proposed Burger King – Tim Horton’s transaction and the potential impact it could have on franchisees.Full article, published on AdvocateDaily below. We’ve all heard the axioms that “nothi…Continue reading the post titled Impact of Tim Hortons’ deal on franchisees remains to be seen