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Employer’s Guide to Bill C-45: 10 Years Later

Labour, Employment & Human Rights Group Course (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Fasken Martineau
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Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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There has been 10 years of OHS criminal negligence cases under the Bill C-45 Amendments to the Criminal Code across Canada… and more charges to come!

This half-day seminar will include the following:

  • The OHS duty under s. 217.1 of the Criminal Code
  • Who investigates and lays OHS Criminal Negligence charges
  • The Metron Construction case analyzed
  • The critical role of senior officers in protecting their organizations
  • Review of resolved and pending Bill C-45 cases
  • R. v. Fantini - first individual charged reviewed
  • R. v. Transpavé Inc. - first organization convicted
  • How to prove you have taken "reasonable steps" to ensure legal compliance
  • How Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) now relates to Bill C-45 charges
  • How to prevent workplace accidents and liability

Prepared by Norm Keith, author of Workplace Health and Safety Crimes (3rd Edition), the only book in Canada on Bill C-45, and leading OHS defense counsel.

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Course


The cost to attend this seminar is $225 plus applicable taxes and includes a continental breakfast and refreshments.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of Norm Keith’s book on Bill C-45, Workplace Health & Safety Crimes (3rd Edition), released in February 2014.


This is an in-person seminar.


Please RSVP by March 24, 2014 by clicking the link in the top right of this page.

For more information:

Nick Fan
+1 416 868 3511