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Published on: 4 Mar 2016 By ,

Tips for Choosing Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim is a big decision. Emily Foreman shares the following tips for selecting a personal injury lawyer: Response TimeHow quickly did the lawyer respond to your first inquiry? This can set the tone for your relationship. Belief in Yo…

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Published on: 29 Feb 2016 By

Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Termination of Employee for Cocaine Use That Resulted in Workplace Accident

As most employers know, the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of, among other things, “disability”. While the Code’s definition of disability does not specifically include drug or alcohol addiction, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed over 16 year…

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Published on: 29 Feb 2016 By

A new approach to assessing resource projects coming down the pipeline?

The environmental review of proposed resource projects in Canada continues to undergo changes of late. Back in 2012, a duo of omnibus bills–Bill C-38 and Bill C-45–introduced significant changes to the way in which resource projects, such as the construction and expansion of pipelines. These…

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Published on: 16 Feb 2016 By

Development Charges Act: funding for transit and recycling

Last week, we reported on the passage of Bill 73: Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (the “Act”) and its implications for the Planning Act. This week we look at the amendments to the Development Charges Act, which mean more funding tools for municipalities for transit and recycling i…

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Published on: 4 Feb 2016 By

Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II

Recently, the Environmental Review Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) allowed in part the appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) approving the construction of a wind turbine facility in the Oak Ridges Moraine Area in the City of Kawartha Lakes (the “Project”). The Tribunal concluded that, with…

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Published on: 3 Feb 2016 By

Franchise Law Legal and Legislative Developments in 2015

On February 8th, 2016, Siskinds Franchise Lawyer Peter Dillon presented at the Commons Institute Practitioner Sessions on Franchise Law. His presentation summarized the legal and legislative change to franchise law that occurred in 2015. A full version of the paper can be read here.

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