Ontario Failing Our Future on Climate Change
In his latest report, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner again strongly criticizes the Ontario government for doing too little on climate change. The Ontario government has done a lot, most notably closing coal-fired power plants and adopting the Green Energy Act. In this, Ontario co…Continue reading the post titled Ontario Failing Our Future on Climate Change
Inspections v Investigations: Do You Know the Difference?
Do you manage a business? Do you know the difference between an EPA inspection and an EPA investigation? In the newest post from our blog Clearing the Air, Paula Lombardi looks at this important issue and offers advice that will help your business be prepared.As mentioned in the last post, t…Continue reading the post titled Inspections v Investigations: Do You Know the Difference?
Bill 83: Anti SLAPP law at last
Ontario is finally introducing an anti SLAPP law later today, the Public Participation Act, 2013. We worked hard to reach this result, through the Ontario Bar Association, and in cooperation with other stakeholders. Lets hope it is acceptable to the NDP and will be passed with their support.Continue reading the post titled Bill 83: Anti SLAPP law at last
More evidence that exposure to pesticides and solvents may cause Parkinson's
A recent report in a leading peer reviewed medical journal, Neurology, again concludes that exposure to pesticides and solvents is linked to a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The report evaluates the results of 104 studies from around the world.Continue reading the post titled More evidence that exposure to pesticides and solvents may cause Parkinson's
Ontario to give municipalities more control of siting large wind projects
Ontario will increase local control over future renewable energy projects, as previously promised by Premier Wynne.Continue reading the post titled Ontario to give municipalities more control of siting large wind projects
Drennan Anti-Wind Lawsuit Stayed Until Tribunal decides
Shawn and Trisha Drennan farm in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, where K2 propose to develop a wind power project of 140 wind turbines (270 megawatts). As discussed in our earlier blog, the Drennans started a lawsuit, hoping to prevent construction of the wind farm. They claim th…Continue reading the post titled Drennan Anti-Wind Lawsuit Stayed Until Tribunal decides
Tattoos and Trustworthiness – Discrimination for Decoration?
Do you have tattoos? Do you trust professionals with tattoos? Fashion is constantly changing and more and more people have tattoos and are displaying them in the workplace. In her latest blog post Beth Traynor looks at a 2012 Labour Arbitration decision on whether or not a hospital could ba…Continue reading the post titled Tattoos and Trustworthiness – Discrimination for Decoration?
$500,000 Fisheries Act fine for illegal pesticide use on salmon farm
Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. pleaded guilty to violating the Fisheries Act. Its illegal use of a pesticide contributed to substantial lobster kills in southwestern New Brunswick. The court ordered Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. to pay a total of $500,000, one of the largest and most significant penalties …Continue reading the post titled $500,000 Fisheries Act fine for illegal pesticide use on salmon farm
Cree in court battle over environmental assessment and waterpower
The Divisional Court is grappling with a complex battle between two possibly overlapping First Nations over whether a Northern Ontario hydropower project is being lawfully evaluated under the Environmental Assessment Act and an agreement with three First Nations: Cree Nation (MoCreebec Counc…Continue reading the post titled Cree in court battle over environmental assessment and waterpower
Northstar former directors case continuing before Tribunal
The Ministry of the Environment’s attempt to impose unlimited personal liability on the directors of a parent company, apparently because they were directors when historic contamination was discovered and/or being cleaned up on and near the land of a subsidiary, continues in front of t…Continue reading the post titled Northstar former directors case continuing before Tribunal