Bill C-69 and the expanded scope of federal review represents a significant change to the federal environmental process in Canada, both in terms of procedural matters and in terms of the substance of the assessments.
Recently enacted changes to Ontario's Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act regarding whistleblower retaliation now allow whistleblowers who have suffered retaliation to file a civil claim in the Superior Court of Justice or to seek redress through arbitration.
Canadian startups and any company for that matter should have an employment contract for all new hires. An employment contract helps both parties understand the employment relationship, protects the start up in the event of the termination of employees and it can also serve as a useful mechanism to attract good employees.
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