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Occupational Health & Safety

  • Photo: "Canada Post Truck" by Duncan Rawlinson - Duncan.co - @thelastminute is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 http://Duncan.co/canada-post-truck
Last week, we looked at the much anticipated Vavilov decision, in which the Supreme Court of Canada rewrote the analytical framework to be applied in judicial reviews of administrative decisions. The Court applied this new framework in the second decision, Bell...

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  • Image: "Search." by Jeffrey Beall is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
When an organization becomes aware of a potential problem, such as sexual harassment, discrimination, drug use or trafficking, embezzlement or safety violations, one of the first things to do is investigate. Whether you are a complainant, an employee under investigation, a...

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  • DRUGS, ALCOHOL & WORK
Are you an employer with workers who may perform safety sensitive activities, but without a drug and alcohol policy and testing regime in place? Do you work with one or more colleagues who may perform safety sensitive activities? If so, and...

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I am quite frequently asked this question. Administrative law is the body of law that governs administrative agencies. Administrative agencies are involved in virtually every aspect of our lives.  Examples include agencies that regulate food and drug products, securities commissions, local building...

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In Ottawa about two weeks ago, a double decker public transit bus crashed into a bus shelter. Three people died and 23 others were injured. As this news broke, I couldn’t help but think of the TTC, the Toronto Transit Corporation,...

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Federal employment law changes are pending for later in 2019. Well, at least possibly. This of course assumes that the writ for the next federal election is not dropped before the changes become effective. The changes are part of federal Bill...

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Many Canadians, myself included, have friends or family members who have died, or been seriously injured, in highway collisions with semis. Yesterday morning, in a provincial court in my home province of Saskatchewan, the driver of the semi that collided with...

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Last week, we looked at the 1992 Westray mine disaster, and the subsequent amendments to the Criminal Code regarding workplace safety. The intent underlying the Westray provisions was to facilitate prosecuting corporate criminal negligence for workplace disasters. One tragic case in which...

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