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Metron Construction Fine Quadrupled

The Ontario Court of Appeal has nearly quadrupled the fine for a construction company, for a 2009 Christmas Eve scaffolding accident that caused the deaths of four workers. Ontario Court of Justice had imposed a fine of $200,000 after Metron Construction Corp. pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing death. The Court of Appeal increased the […]

Legal Music Quiz #2 — The Second One

Law got you down? Too many regulations and not enough fun? Take a few minutes for yourself. Sit back, relax and go on a magical musical journey, a trivial pursuit of happiness, with a music quiz. Sweet dreams are made of these questions, spinning you right ’round the wild world of musical styles. legal_music_quiz_#2 Want […]

Wrongful Dismissal – Free Webinar

A Parkdale Community Legal Services webinar recorded in June is available online. “Wrongful Dismissal” presents options for workers who have been fired or laid off. It looks at basic principles, such as when an employer can fire an employee, what a worker can do if they are wrongfully dismissed, and what the courts or the […]

Legal Word of the Day: “Pre-enquette Hearing”

“Pre-enquette Hearing” — When an attempt is made to lay a private Information, the justice of the peace determines whether the offence alleged is known in law. If the answer is yes, an “in camera” proceeding is held before a justice of the peace to determine whether an Information should be laid against a person […]

Old City Hall Evacuated Over Noonhour After Small Fire

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