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Published on: 8 Apr 2019 By

Cannabis Trademark Licensing and the Accidental Franchise

Certain licensed producers have been licensing their trademarks (or the trademarks of their retail arm) to successful applicants for Ontario cannabis retail licenses. Trademark license agreements involve downside legal risk; in particular, the “accidental franchise”, and must be drafted with…

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Published on: 1 Apr 2019 By

Final Report of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Focused on Energy Conservation

As of today, April 1, 2019, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s (ECO) website reads:  From 1994 to 2019, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), an independent officer of the Legislature, reported on government progress on climate change, energy and other environmental issue…

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Published on: 22 Mar 2019 By

Vehicle ‘black boxes’ need tighter rules

Event data recorders (EDRs) that track and improve vehicle safety have become standard in most vehicles. In a recent article by Advocate Daily titled: Vehicle ‘black boxes’ need tighter rules, Siskinds lawyer Peter Dillon addresses privacy concerns regarding EDRs that monitor vehicle behavio…

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Published on: 22 Mar 2019 By

Repeal of Toxic Reductions Act – Friend or Foe

The Ontario government recently voted in Committee to remove Schedule 10 from Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act. The removal of Schedule 10 was in response to comments received concerning impacts to farmland, drinking water sources and other natural areas that risked being pre…

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Published on: 21 Mar 2019 By

Divisional Court: employees with mental stress injuries suffered at work must receive benefits though workers’ compensation; may not sue for damages

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (the “WSIA”) is the cornerstone of Ontario’s workers’ compensation system. The basic principle of the WSIA is the “historic compromise” between employees and employers: in exchange for the benefit of no-fault insurance benefits for workplace injuries an…

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Published on: 20 Mar 2019 By

Ontario GHG Performance Standards for Industrial Emitters

The public consultation period for the Ontario government’s proposed greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emission performance standards (“EPS”) ends on March 29, 2019.  The EPS proposal is the government’s replacement for the cap and trade regime under the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy…

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Published on: 11 Mar 2019 By

Fisheries Act Violation Results In $350,000 Fine

On February 20, 2019 Fraser River Pile and Dredge GP Inc. (“Fraser”) was ordered to pay a penalty in the amount of $350,000.00 after pleading guilty to depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish, contrary to the Fisheries Act. Section 36(3) of the Fisheries Act states t…

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Published on: 8 Mar 2019 By

New Corporations and Real Estate Deposits

From time to time a purchaser will want to purchase real estate before the corporation that will own the real estate is incorporated. The agreement of purchase and sale might be entered into by an individual “in trust for a corporation to be incorporated without any personal liability”. Does…

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Published on: 8 Feb 2019 By

Coffee giant, franchisee group close to settling two class action lawsuits

Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon recently spoke with Advocate Daily about a Canadian coffee giant and frustrated franchisees that appear to be close to reaching a settlement in two class action lawsuits. See the full article below. Coffee giant, franchisee group close to settling two class acti…

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Published on: 7 Feb 2019 By

City of the Kawartha Lakes enters into “Diversion Agreement” to resolve Federal Charges under the Fisheries Act

On January 31, 2019, the Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes resolved charges laid against it under the Fisheries Act by entering into a “diversion agreement” which will see the charges withdrawn in exchange for the city taking the following actions: paying $75,000 to the Environmental…

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