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Ontario Court of Appeal Rules No Tort of Harassment

In the recent decision of Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 ONCA 205, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) overturned a lower court decision which had recognized a freestanding “tort of harassment.”…

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Ontario Enhancing Support for Children with Autism

The Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, the Hon. Lisa MacLeod announced enhancements to the Ford Government’s program for autism services this morning based on backlash from families and other stakeholders…

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Federal Budget 2019: Disability Issues in Focus

On March 19, 2019, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled his fourth federal budget (the “Budget”), ahead of the next election in October.  The Budget, entitled Investing in the Middle Class, claims to…

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WSIB’s New Policy on Medical Cannabis

Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has recently issued a policy on medical cannabis: Operational Policy Manual #17-01-10, Cannabis for Medical Purposes.[1] The purpose of the policy is to establish guidelines…

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