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Feb
Expected Regulatory Changes to Ontario's Toxics Reduction Act

Expected Regulatory Changes to Ontario's Toxics Reduction Act

On December 6, 2018, the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade introduced Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act. In 2018, the Ontario PC party ran a campaign on cutting red tape and “Making Ontario Open for Business”–even venturing as far as introducing a bill with the same slogan, Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act. As part of the campaign pledges,...

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13
Feb
New Cannabis Policy Set to Go into Effect

New Cannabis Policy Set to Go into Effect

Effective March 1, 2019, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Policy 17-01-10 Cannabis for Medical Purposes (Policy) will take effect. WSIB did not have any specific policy addressing cannabis prior to the release of 17-01-10, allowing for the use and cost of medical cannabis on a case-by-case basis under Section 33 of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA). WSIA provides that a worker who sustains an injury is entitled to such health care as may be necessary, appropriate and sufficient as a result of the injury....

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7
Feb
ECA Approvals, Updating Your ESDM Is an Annual Requirement in Ontario

ECA Approvals, Updating Your ESDM Is an Annual Requirement in Ontario

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has recently emboldened their enforcement efforts for some requirements included in O. Reg. 419/05. This regulation requires facilities to develop and maintain Emission Summary, and Dispersion Modelling (ESDM) reports that capture all sources of air emissions. It’s common practice...

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