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Honours, successes and other news about Saxe Law Office

Updating our website

Dear faithful readers, We are updating the framework of our website to make it faster, cleaner, and more mobile friendly. During the process, you may notice some layout changes, but the excellent content that you are used to will all remain available. For WordPress theme aficionados, we are moving from Thesis 1.8 to Thesis 2.1.…

Our newest blogger – Kristen Courtney

You may have noticed a new author on the blog over the last couple weeks. We are very pleased to welcome Kristen Courtney to the blog team. Since 2013, Kristen has been acting as an independent legal contractor while also pursuing her other career as a professional downhill mountain bike racer. Kristen races in competitions…

Saxe Law Office Welcomes Jennifer Kalnins Temple

   Welcome Jennifer! Saxe Law Office is excited to welcome Jennifer Kalnins Temple to our team.  Jennifer recently returned to Canada after spending over a decade litigating environmental issues in the United States. After graduating from University of Toronto Law School in 2002, Jennifer became an associate at an international law firm, McDermott Will & Emery…

Importance of local environmental groups

  Since it was founded in 1995, Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers and its members have been recognized many times for the work they do. Most recently David James, Meredith’s dad and President of the QB Streamkeepers, was  recognized as the volunteer of the year by the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Environmental Law Firm of the Year?

Dear faithful readers, We regularly receive “awards” or other accolades from various publishers of legal “directories”, which appear to be a very popular growth industry. Many are merely fishing for paid advertising; a few represent legitimate client opinion. They can be fun to read; we’re willing to be called “Environmental Law Firm of the Year”…

Blue box funding dispute goes to arbitration

Ontario’s municipalities and brand owners are taking their dispute over Blue Box funding to arbitration. Under the Waste Diversion Act, 2002, s. 25(5) stewards are supposed to pay 50% of the net costs incurred by municipalities. In previous years, the parties have negotiated the amount to be paid. This year, as costs continue to rise, the…

Public access to approvals documents at Environmental Review Tribunal

Per two of our recent victories at the Environmental Review Tribunal, the public has a limited right of access to approvals documents that are part of an application for an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), or are part of the ECA itself, when seeking leave to appeal that ECA.

A testimonial from a satisfied client

What do our clients think of us? As many of you know, our firm worked with Barry Weintraub and Sara Erskine to represent Neil Baker in his recent appeal of a Ministry of the Environment Director’s cleanup order. The order was addressed to him although he was an innocent director of a publicly traded parent…

Institute of Corporate Directors Webinar on No-fault Director’s Liability

Many of you will be attending the Institute of Corporate Directors‘  very popular webinar this Thursday, on the Ministry of the Environment’s campaign to impose no-fault environmental liability on corporate officers and directors. I will be one of the presenters, together with Neil Baker of Baker v. Director, and Brian Rosenbaum of Aon. The ICD  will…

Ethical Host Internet Service Provider

In our continuing effort to “Walk the Talk”, we always try to pick green and socially constructive suppliers for our law firm. Websites and web servers have a surprisingly large environmental footprint. We are proud to announce that our new Internet Service Provider for this website is an environmentally conscious local firm, Ethical Host.ca. Like…