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Published on: 20 Nov 2013 By

Upcoming Legislative changes will impact Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations

In 2014 there will be significant changes to the legislation governing Ontario’s not-for-profit corporations. The changes will affect requirements of directors and the by-laws. In this article Curtis discusses the timeline for those changes and recommends first steps for ensuring your not-fo…

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Published on: 14 Nov 2013 By

The Expanding World of Job-Protected Leaves: What’s Next?

Not too long ago, pregnancy and parental leaves were the only job-protected leaves under Ontario’s employment standards laws.[1]  Over the course of the last 12 years, new job-protected leaves have been added to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”)[2] at an ever-increasing pace: Pe…

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Published on: 13 Nov 2013 By

For environmental liability, who is an "officer"?

Who is an “officer”? Section 194 of the Ontario Environmental Protection Act imposes substantial duties on corporate officers and directors, without defining who they are.  It is essential for people to know whether these duties and this environmental liability applies to them. I…

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Published on: 8 Nov 2013 By

How odd: why was CNR fined over its financial assurance?

Some of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s court bulletins are headscratchers. For example, a recent report states that Canadian National Railways was charged, convicted and fined $10,000 ($8,00 plus victim fine surcharge) for failing to completely file its financial assurance f…

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