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Published on: 10 Dec 2013 By ,

Terminating Employees on Job-Protected Leaves: Can I do it?

I recently blogged about the Expanding World of Job-Protected Leaves. In short, over the course of the last 12 years, new job-protected leaves have been added to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) at an ever-increasing pace. Employers sometimes call me expressing concern about su…

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Published on: 6 Dec 2013 By

Freedom of expression before environmental regulators and tribunals?

Environmental regulators and tribunals bear substantial responsibilities and make important decisions regarding development in Canada. If they won’t listen to opponents of a project, will they breach the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? The issue has been raised before the cour…

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Published on: 3 Dec 2013 By

Institute of Corporate Directors Webinar on No-fault Director's Liability

Many of you will be attending the Institute of Corporate Directors‘  very popular webinar this Thursday, on the Ministry of the Environment’s campaign to impose no-fault environmental liability on corporate officers and directors. I will be one of the presenters, together with Ne…

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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

Environmental Tribunal reluctantly approves wind turbines near eagles' nest

The Environmental Review Tribunal has issued another decision approving a 45 turbine wind farm, but strongly recommended that the proponent defer or relocate the two turbines within 800 metres of a bald eagles’ nest. Lewis v. MOE, 13-044 is an appeal from a Renewable Energy Approval Nu…

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