skip to Main Content

Prison Sentence for Construction Project Manager

For the first time in Ontario, an individual charged under the Bill C-45 provisions of the Criminal Code (the “Code”) has been sentenced to serve time in prison for criminal negligence. A Commercial Legal Expense Insurance policy from Lloyd’s of…

Read More

First Criminal Negligence Conviction Under Bill C-45

$100,000 FINE IMPOSED ON FIRST CORPORATION CONVICTED OF CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE IN A WORKPLACE FATALITY A Quebec Court has imposed a fine of $100,000 on paving stone manufacturer Transpave Inc. Transpave is the first company to be convicted of criminal negligence…

Read More

Big Brother is Watching

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL REPUTATION AND PROFESSIONAL STANDING BY USING EMAIL APPROPRIATELY. Everybody’s done it. You’re working late, and you notice that a colleague has sent you an email marked “great joke”. You open the email only to discover…

Read More

Bill C-45 – What Principals Need to Know

The passage of Bill C-45, known as the Westray Bill, has potential implications for school administrators. The bill, which came into effect on March 31, 2004, arose in response to the 1992 Westray mine disaster. It amends the Criminal Code…

Read More

LEI for Principals and Vice-Principals

Stephen Wright* (name changed to protect identity) was living a wonderful life. A respected vice-principal, loving husband and family man, he had no idea that his world was about to crumble. And then, without warning, his personal and professional standing…

Read More