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The Quick and Dirty on Phase Two of Ontario’s Excess Soil Regulation

Jan 10, 2022

Phase Two of Ontario’s On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation took effect on January 1, 2022 introducing a new framework for excess soil in Ontario

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A Rock and a Hard Place: Owner, Employer, and Constructor Liability Under the OHSA

Dec 3, 2021

Ontario Court of Appeal - construction project liability under OHSA despite retaining a constructor responsible for health & safety.

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Construction Remedies On Public Projects: Alberta’s Public Works Act and Comparable Legislation in Other Provinces

Nov 23, 2021

This bulletin outlines the key requirements for contractors seeking payment under construction contracts with the provincial government in Alberta and elsewhere

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Mandatory Vaccination Policy: “Reasonable, Enforceable”

Nov 11, 2021

A labour arbitrator upheld an employer’s mandatory vaccination policy, finding the policy to be reasonable and enforceable.

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Changes have Arrived at the Contract Security Program: Personnel Security Clearances

Nov 8, 2021

Changes to the Contract Security program affecting personnel clearances have now come into effect. This bulletin breaks down the changes.

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November 2021 Update: Extended Deadline for Pre-Existing Owners Filing a Transparency Report on the Land Owner Transparency Registry

Nov 8, 2021

On November 2, 2021, the deadline for Pre-Existing Owners to file a transparency report was extended from November 30, 2021 to November 30, 2022.

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Major Canadian Banks Join Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) — Unpacking the Initiative and Net-Zero Commitments

Oct 21, 2021

On the eve of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, six of Canada’s largest banks announced they had signed on to the Net-Zero Banking Alliance.

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Federal Government Launches Consultations on Remedies Against Low-Priced Imports

Sep 13, 2021

A review of the stakeholder engagement process for proposed amendments to the Special Import Measures Act and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act

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Blocked Account Agreements in Canada – Back to Basics

Aug 31, 2021

A BAA is useful for lenders relying on cash collateral in secured lending transactions. We discuss the nature and function of BAAs in the common law provinces.