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Proposed health and safety training for workers and supervisors

Canada - December 21 2012 The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has proposed a new regulation under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that would require all "workers" and…

Tyson Dyck, Dennis E. Mahony

Ministry of Labour enhances the enforcement of the Employment Standards Act, 2000

Canada - November 2 2012 On September 17, 2012, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) announced that it will be "enhancing" its enforcement of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) in order to ensure fairness in the workplace.

Tyson Dyck, Jeff Gracer, Dennis Mahony

Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act guidance released

Canada - October 14 2011 The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) recently released the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act Administrative Guide (Guide) together with a series of supporting technical bulletins.

David P. Chernos, Tyson Dyck, Dennis E. Mahony, Crawford G. Smith

Court affirms decision to order “innocent” landowner to remediate its property

Canada, USA - July 3 2012 The Ontario Divisional Court recently upheld the Environmental Review Tribunal’s decision, which in turn upheld an order that required the City of Kawartha Lakes to remediate the contamination on its land resulting from a heating oil spill on a neighbouring property.

David P. Chernos, Tyson Dyck, Jeff Gracer, Dennis Mahony, Crawford G. Smith

Court reaffirms importance of specifying the "constructor" and its obligations in construction contracts

Canada - December 3 2012 In Director of Occupational Health and Safety v. Government of Yukon, William R. Cratty and P.S. Sidhu Trucking Ltd., the Supreme Court of Yukon considered, among other issues, whether the Yukon government was the "constructor" under Yukon’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

Tyson Dyck, Dennis E. Mahony