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Published on: 18 Jul 2012 By

Can municipal councillors be personally liable for drinking water?

Municipal councillors are generally protected from personal liability, for any decisions they make in good faith in the course of their duties. This protection is incorporated into Municipal Acts of each province. For example, the Municipal Government Act of Alberta states:

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Published on: 12 Jul 2012 By

Performance management is not “harassment”!

Words are important.  Words like “bullying” and “harassment” are especially important because they refer to improper conduct which can result in negative legal consequences.  But too often, employees don’t understand the legal definition of these words.  Today, I’m particularly annoyed by em…

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Published on: 6 Jul 2012 By

Climate crisis: Insurers Tell Weather Like It Is

Our federal government does not like to talk about climate change, so the Insurance Bureau of Canada has released a hard hitting report on the damage that climate change is already causing in Canada: Telling the Weather Story: Can Canada Manage the Storms Ahead?  This is the same message tha…

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