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Following are the summaries for this week’s civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
In 2386240 Ontario Inc. v. Mississauga (City), 2019 ONCA 413, the Court upheld a municipal by-law prohibiting the smoking of waterpipes in various public places. The court held that the purpose and effect of the by-law was the protection of public health and safety, and therefore within the scope of the Peel Region’s powers. The Court acknowledged that while the potential economic impact on businesses that supply waterpipes and smoking products is an unfortunate incidental effect of the by-law, it is not determinative of its purpose.
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