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Blowing in the wind - wind projects and their unwilling host
By David Woodward There are few policies of the Ontario Government that are more maligned in rural Ontario than the Green Energy Act and the approval of wind farms in ...
CASL's private right of action looms large
By David Lyons Over the past number of years, Canadian businesses have been busy bringing themselves into compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) – ...
La 6e édition des prix nationaux de Pro Bono mettra en lumière l’aide bénévole accordée aux personnes demandant l’aide médicale à mourir, aux réfugiés et aux personnes atteintes de maladies mentales
Ottawa, le 29 septembre 2016 – Ce soir, dans le cadre de la 6 e édition des prix nationaux de Pro Bono, les professionnels juridiques du Canada se ...
6th National Pro Bono Awards to highlight pro bono help for people seeking physician-assisted death, refugees and the mentally ill
Ottawa (September 29, 2016) Tonight Canada’s legal profession is gathering at the Westin Ottawa to recognize outstanding pro bono legal contributions by a lawyer, law firm ...
Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis, Chief Justice George R. Strathy & Attorney General Yfasir Naqvi to speak at 6th National Pro Bono conference
Ottawa (September 27, 2016) Leading figures from Canada’s legal profession are set to speak on the benefits of pro bono legal support to a fair and accessible justice system ...
Sufficient evidence of commonality in multi-product medical devices class actions - cautionary tales
By Peter Kryworuk In order to prove that a group of related medical devices have sufficient commonality to proceed as one class action, the plaintiff must present ...
A Littler Event: 2016 hot topics for Ontario employers
Littler lawyers recognized in <i>The Best Lawyers in Canada</i> 2017
TORONTO (August 26, 2016) – Littler LLP, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, is pleased to congratulate Toronto Partners ...
Canada: Ontario special advisors issue interim report on the changing workplace
In May 2015, the Ontario government appointed two Special Advisors to review the modern-day workplace and to consider whether the Ontario Labour Relations Act , 1995 ("OLRA") and ...
Supreme Court of Canada holds private-sector federal employers must have just cause to dismiss non-managerial employees
Part III of the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) contains unjust dismissal provisions that apply to private Canadian employers subject to federal jurisdiction. Where ...
Offering statements for co-operatives: how much disclosure is too much?
By Ian Shewan Ontario co-operatives have a unique exemption from the requirements of the Ontario Securities Act . Subject to some limited exemptions, co-operatives that have ...
Don't get caught napping - limitation periods and misnomer
By Trevor Fisher Two recent Ontario decisions demonstrate the importance of investigating potential limitation period issues early and taking action from the outset. In ...
Insurance for small businesses: prudent management of risk
By Peter Kryworuk As a litigation lawyer, I regularly see businesses facing serious financial exposures whether it be the result of a devastating fire loss, a significant ...
Can you construction lien an airport?
By Brandon Duewel Government infrastructure projects are a large source of work for the construction industry. However, the lien rights of contractors and subcontractors are ...
Catastrophic impairment: how to rate overlapping impairments
By Andrew Murray I had the privilege of acting as counsel in Allen and Security National, before ADR Chambers Arbitrator Alan Smith and again on appeal to Director’s ...