Court of Appeal weighs in on tender law

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal interpreted the exculpatory clause contained in the Ministry of Transportation's request for tender as a complete defence to the claim for damages made by an unsuccessful bidder.

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Breach of OHSA leads to stiff penalties

A court decision rendered on January 15, 2015 fined a furniture company $250,000 and jailed two Directors of the company for 25 days for breach of the Ontario Health and Safety Act. This precedent setting penalty stresses the need for Directors to be familiar with and to take reasonable care that the company complies with the Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

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