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Published on: 24 Jan 2012 By

Important New Privacy Ruling: What on earth is “intrusion upon seclusion”?

I’ve often said that my job is mostly about people behaving badly at work, so the fact situations underlying the cases I read are often all too human in nature.  Consider the case of Winnie, who was fighting with her common-law husband about money. She wasn’t convinced he was actually paying…

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Published on: 9 Jan 2012 By

Congratulations to Environmental Commissioners

I am late in congratulating both the Ontario and the federal Environmental Commissioners for their invaluable annual reports, and will try to look more closely at their findings as time permits. The Ontario Commissioner emphasizes how much the Ontario Ministry of the Environment is doing wit…

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Published on: 6 Jan 2012 By

2012 begins with much-needed clarity from the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

It’s a Happy New Year indeed for labour/employment lawyers and their clients, who now have clear direction from the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal on the thorny issue of when duplicative litigation will be permitted (or not!) before the Tribunal. Previously, the Tribunal had issued conflictin…

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