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FILING A LAWSUIT IN ONTARIO If you have been treated unfairly by someone, you may have already considered filing a lawsuit against them. A lawsuit is often the most effective ways to get redress for the wrong you have suffered. However, the process is often long, and rarely simple. This article will outline the civil litigation process in Ontario.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON DRUG OFFENCES Drug charges, depending on the type and quantity, can result in serious problems for an individual found to be in possession. If you are being investigated for a drug offense, you have the right under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to contact legal counsel before police begin to interrogate you. It is important to exercise this right as soon as practicable.
BAIL HEARING PROCESS AND PROCEDURE After an arrest the bail hearing provides an accused an opportunity to be released from custody. Under these circumstances it is of vital importance to make sure you know your rights. When your reputation and freedom are on the line you want a lawyer you can trust.
EMPLOYMENT LINGO: “YOU’RE FIRED” NOW WHAT? With the downturn in the economy, more and more people are losing their jobs. Many go to work every day fearing it might be the day that they hear the words “You’re fired”. Minds start racing. How will I pay my bills? How will I support my family? Where do I even begin looking for another job?
A PRIMER ON THE ONTARIO MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL As you may be aware, if you are a registered dealer of vehicles in Ontario, you are governed by the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (“OMVIC”). OMVIC is a public interest body that licenses and regulates motor vehicles in Ontario. OMVIC isn’t simply an investigate body, it also administers and enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act on behalf of the Minister of Consumer Services.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY AND THE CRIMINAL CODE Issues of health and safety are becoming top concerns for businesses, and are concerns that cannot, and should not, be ignored. While workplace safety has traditionally been a matter for occupational health and safety regulatory enforcement, on March 31, 2004, as a result of Bill C-45, safety at the workplace became a matter for criminal enforcement as well.
THE CORONER’S INQUEST: “WE SPEAK FOR THE DEAD TO PROTECT THE LIVING” It is a common misconception to think of a Coroner’s Inquest as a form of trial.  Although there are many similarities between the two processes, such as the hearing of evidence before a jury, there are some key differences.
SUMMARY OF 2011 LIQUOR LICENCE ACT CHANGES On June 1st, 2011, amendments made by the Ontario legislature to the Liquor Licence Act, and its Regulations came into force. In general, these changes loosened several past restrictions placed upon members of the hospitality industry in regards to the service of alcohol.