Divisional Court Offers First Interpretation of New Interim Suspension Powers Under the RHPA
Introduction In Rohringer v Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (2017),1 the Divisional Court issued its first decision applying the new interim suspension powers in the Regulated Health Professions Act (“RHPA“). Health professionals […]
Lara Kinkartz seconded to the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System
WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that our colleague, Lara Kinkartz, has been chosen to serve on secondment as Associate Counsel to the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System.
Justification, Transparency and Intelligibility: From Beginning to End
Recent case law has stressed the importance of regulatory tribunals ensuring that their processes be transparent and intelligible, from beginning to end: from the establishment of clear allegations in discipline proceedings to the writing cogent reasons for decisions.
Prudent Investor Legislative Provisions Update – Third
On Monday, October 10, 2017 the Ministry of Municipal Affairs posted on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry a summary of proposed regulatory changes under the Municipal Act, 2001 and the City of Toronto Act, 2006. […]
Crisis and Social Media
Whenever there is a significant public crisis such as Hurricane Harvey, people turn to the social web, usually Twitter, to gather news, offer help, express irritation, and berate public agencies or […]
Prudent Investor Legislative Provisions Update
We have been advised by a communications official at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs that the prudent investor provisions under the Municipal Act, 2001 (the “Act”) are expected to be proclaimed in force next week (no reference however to the relevant regulations).
WeirFoulds Lawyers Recognized in 2018 Best Lawyers® in Canada Directory
WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that 34 of our lawyers have been listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada.
WeirFoulds Boosts its Health Law, Regulatory and Public Policy Practice with the Addition of John Risk
WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that John Risk has joined the firm as a partner focusing on regulatory agencies, health law and policy, and privacy. The addition of John to WeirFoulds adds to our already deep rooted experience in these areas further expanding our capabilities.
Tribunal Provides Guidance on Financial Abuse of Elderly
Overview Canada has an aging population with more Canadians over the age of 65 than under the age of 15. As the population of older Canadians grows, so does the […]
Bill 68: Proposed Amendments Have Far-Reaching Implications
Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017, received second reading and was referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy on March 23, 2017. Bill 68 proposes a number of amendments to the Municipal Act, 2001, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and the Municipal Elections Act which could have a significant impact on how municipalities and their councils function.
Robert Warren Co-Authors a piece for the Mowat Centre on Consumers’ Interests in Ontario’s Energy Sector
Robert Warren, a partner at WeirFoulds with a practice dedicated to public law advocacy, specializing in energy and environmental law, co-authored the piece Representing Consumers’ Interests in Ontario’s Energy Sector with Paul Sommerville, Executive Director of Mowat Energy.
Bill 87: Government’s Response to Recommendations of Sexual Abuse Task Force
On December 8, 2016, Bill 87, Protecting Patients Act, 2016, received first reading. If passed, Bill 87 will amend the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (the RHPA) and four other […]
Medical Assistance in Dying (“MAID”) from a Regulator’s Perspective
The recent legalization of medical assistance in dying (also known by the abbreviation “MAID”) is one of the most radical and significant changes to the Canadian health care system in […]
Sexual Abuse Task Force Recommendations: Why All Professional Regulators Should Pay Attention
On September 9, 2016, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) released the recommendations of the Minister’s Task Force (Task Force) on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Patients […]
Contempt and Bankruptcy: Striking the Right Balance
In its recent decision in Walchuk v Houghton, 2016 ONCA 643, the Court of Appeal for Ontario clarified the interaction between the stay provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and motions for contempt of court orders.