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Published on: 18 Jul 2011 By

Erickson decision: wind turbines can be built in Ontario

The debate should not be simplified to one about whether wind turbines can cause harm to humans. The evidence presented to the Tribunal demonstrates that they can, if facilities are placed too close to residents. The debate has now evolved to one of degree. The question that should be ask…

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Published on: 13 Jul 2011 By

Temporary Layoffs: A Lesson for Unwary Employers

While watching a professional development webcast for employment lawyers last month, what stuck in my mind was that I needed to blog about temporary layoffs. Why, you ask?  Well, after practicing employment law for the past 12 years, I have come to realize how few employers understand their …

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Published on: 12 Jul 2011 By

Air regulation 419/05 amended for site-specific standards

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has amended Ontario Regulation 419/05: Air Pollution, Local Air Quality to make the process of seeking exceptions to generic criteria less punitive and more useful to businesses. The process has been given a new name, “Site-specific Standard”, an…

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