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Canadian product stewardship and epr: a review of 2021 and beyond

Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.

Future of work: Future of flexibility

Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?

Domestic CCTV: are you compliant?

The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.

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Barrister of the week: Doughty Street’s Jennifer Robinson

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s revenue in London increased by almost 30 per cent in 2020 to just over £127m.  As well as announcing sky-high revenue, the US litigation specialist also increased its profits by 34 per cent from £67.2m to nearly £91m. This gave the firm a profit margin of 71.4 per cent.  In […]

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