When Is a Layoff Not a Layoff?
Q. When Is a Layoff Not a Layoff? A. When it’s a termination. A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court has given some employers confidence that they will always be allowed to lay off employees provided they follow the requirements of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“the ESA”). U…Continue reading the post titled When Is a Layoff Not a Layoff?
Manitoba to join most other provinces with cosmetic pesticide ban
The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends that "Children’s exposures to pesticides should be limited as much as possible.Continue reading the post titled Manitoba to join most other provinces with cosmetic pesticide ban
West Virginia gets serious about liability barriers to brownfield revitalization
The Voluntary Land Stewardship Program is the critical innovation. It gives developers of rehabilitated contaminated sites certainty, by taking on their long term liability risk for a fixed fee.Continue reading the post titled West Virginia gets serious about liability barriers to brownfield revitalization
No appeal from Environmental Review Tribunal refusal of stay pending appeal
She ruled that the Legislature intended orderees to have no remedy if the Tribunal turns down their request for a stay pending appeal, regardless of the financial consequences and of the potential invalidity of the Order.Continue reading the post titled No appeal from Environmental Review Tribunal refusal of stay pending appeal
Who pays when polluters can’t?
In theory, Canadians are pretty comfortable with the polluter pay principle, at least when it applies to other people. (We do not seem to feel the same way about carbon taxes.) In theory, the polluter-pay principle ensures that polluters, rather than the public or the immediate victims of po…Continue reading the post titled Who pays when polluters can’t?
Government’s Giant Mine remediation plan would leave site hazardous
Review Board agrees: the proposed Giant Mine Remediation Project IS likely to cause significant cumulative adverse impacts. It needs expensive changes.Continue reading the post titled Government’s Giant Mine remediation plan would leave site hazardous
More on that rare tree victory
Mature trees add beauty and character to any neighbourhood, while providing shade in the summer, wildlife habitat and cleaner air. As climate change makes our summers more sweltering, trees are becoming more important than ever. Considering how important trees are to our physical and mental …Continue reading the post titled More on that rare tree victory
Household chemical exposure warning for pregnant women
The United Kingdom’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have released a position paper, recommending that pregnant women be advised about potential risks from daily life chemical exposures, including personal care and household chemicals. The paper, Chemical Exposures Dur…Continue reading the post titled Household chemical exposure warning for pregnant women
Northern Gateway pipeline doomed by BC and aboriginal opposition?
For an interesting take on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, and the likely impact of the British Columbia government’s public rejection of the proposal, check out the excellent US environmental news program, Living on Earth. Like many other observers, Living on Earth concludes t…Continue reading the post titled Northern Gateway pipeline doomed by BC and aboriginal opposition?
Employees With Scent Sensitivities: A Case Study
Many employees have sensitivities to fragrances found in the workplace. This can lead to headaches, nausea and other symptoms that can hinder an employee’s ability to remain on the job. In this case study, Mary Lou Brady looks at a case involving scent sensitivity and gives tips to employer…Continue reading the post titled Employees With Scent Sensitivities: A Case Study