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Section 99 of the Environmental Protection Act: Ontario Courts continue to clarify its scope and power

In Huang v Fraser Hillary’s Limited, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirmed that plaintiffs can rely on section 99 of the Environmental Protection Act—a section enacted in 1985—to claim damages for spills which occurred before section 99 was enacted. The Court’s discussion in this case provides helpful guidance on the possible reach and limitations of the so-called “spill action” legislation.

 

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IP monitor: Trademarks unlimited provincially

In a recent summary judgement decision with respect to trade mark infringement Driving Alternative Inc v. Keyz Thankz Inc, the Federal Court of Canada decided that the Federal limitation period of six years applied to this trade-mark infringement which occurred in Ontario because the evidence of the Plaintiff established that the activities of the Defendants have caused damage to the Plaintiff beyond Ontario, including confusion in Alberta.

 

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The Facebook bullying case – Part II

In May 2011, I wrote about a case from Nova Scotia which I referred to as the “Facebook Bullying Case”. This case involves a teenage girl who was bullied and defamed on a fake Facebook page. To address this problem, her parents brought an application…

 

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The Facebook bullying case – some tough issues to ponder

In a case that has gained significant media attention, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has held that the name of a 15-year-old girl, who was allegedly defamed and bullied online, should be revealed to the public.

 

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Canada’s Not-for-profit Corporations Act is finally here

The federal government has passed the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. While the Act won’t come into force for some time yet, what does it mean for you?

 

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