As a result of the Cannabis Act, cannabis was legalized on October 17, 2018. Prior to that, cannabis was regulated under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. There was, however, a legal exemption for the medical use of cannabis. Despite the recent legalization of cannabis, a framework for access to cannabis for medical purposes still exists, but under new regulations passed under the authority of the Cannabis Act.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.