Court of Appeal Rules in Favour of Suncor

The legal battle over random drug testing in its northeastern Alberta oilsands facilities has ended for Suncor Energy, with a ruling in favour of the company. Since 2012, when Suncor began randomly testing its safety-sensitive employees for drug and alcohol workplace impairment, the energy giant has been in dispute with Unifor, the union representative for … Continued

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Ontario Announces Framework for the Sale of Cannabis

Following federal legislation introduced in the House of Commons in April to legalize and regulate the sale and distribution of cannabis on or before July 1st, 2018, Ontario has become the first province or territory to announce a framework that will manage the use and sale of legal cannabis, including online ordering and distribution as … Continued

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The Changing State of Marijuana

The Canadian federal government has released their final report on the legalization and regulation of cannabis. The report contains detailed information concerning all aspects of legalization and regulation of cannabis including the production, distribution and sale of the substance. As the legalization of cannabis approaches, more questions surrounding impairment and workplace testing policies are being … Continued

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Canada, isn’t it supposed to be safety first?

Points to Ponder about Random Drug Testing The use of random drug and alcohol testing within the workplace is a very hot topic right now and has caused a fair bit of debate amongst unions, employees and employers. The debate in regards to the efficacy and appropriateness of drug testing in the workplace is not … Continued

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Medical Marijuana and Workplace Drug Testing

Medical marijuana licenses are on the rise. As discussed in the article Medical marijuana and workplace drug testing from Verify Diagnostics Inc. medical marijuana licenses are on the rise with the changes to the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) in April of last year. With the rise of licenses, marijuana use for medical conditions … Continued

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Teck Coal Random Alcohol Testing Update

On June 3, 2013, A British Columbian Arbitrator denied the United Steelworkers application for an interim injunction that would prohibit the performance of random drug and alcohol testing at Teck Coal Mines, until the union’s grievances were addressed. The decision provided another perspective in the jurisprudence that is rapidly evolving around drug and alcohol testing … Continued

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