In the Supreme Court of Canada’s most recent family law decision, Michel v. Graydon, 2020 SCC 24, the Court settles a long-standing question about whether child support can be recalculated retroactively once a child has reached adulthood. The short answer is that child support is the right of the child and, with that fundamental tenant […]read more
Regional Construction Newsletter Winter 2014 – Construction Safety: A Changing Landscape
Throughout the ages the risk of injury has been a constant reality incidental to construction projects. The dangers inherent at any work site are numerous and despite the best safety regimes, accidents are inevitable. The approach to work place safety has changed over the years from the cavalier attitude that worker safety was the responsibility of the worker, to an acknowledgement that workers injured on the job should be entitled to compensation from a scheme imposed on employers, to the enlightened notion that all work place injuries are preventable by education, the imposition of standards and the requirement for safety certification.