• Steve Rastin receives 2016 Active Transportation Award
    Posted under Community Involvement
    Published on November 7, 2016
    The City of Barrie honoured Steve Rastin on November 7th, as a 2016 recipient of the Active Transportation Award. This award recognizes members of the community who have made significant contributions in support of active transportation (i.e. human-powered transportation, such as safe cycling and walking) in the past year. Steve Rastin of Rastin & Associates (along with the Ontario Trial Lawyers
  • Rastin & Assoc sponsor ‘Girls Night Out’ to support Child and Youth Mental Health
    Posted under Community Involvement
    Published on April 24, 2016
    'Girls Night Out' is a fund raiser being held on May 5th at the Midland Cultural Centre, in support of RVH Hearts and Minds for Child and Youth Mental Health.
  • Rastin & Associates Moves Successfully to have Frivolous Ontario Human Rights Claim thrown out at Preliminary Motion
    Posted under Community Involvement
    Published on September 23, 2015
    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) resolves claims of harassment and discrimination under the Human Rights Code, first through mediation, then a hearing. This process allows individuals who may have been discriminated against or harassed to present their narrative and evidence, and also gives the accused an opportunity to defend against the allegation. Ms. Rosalie Pratt filed an action against
  • Does ABS ownership of law firms better serve the public?
    Published on August 5, 2015
    In September 2011, the Law Society of Upper Canada announced that one of its priorities in the upcoming term of 2011-2015 would be to examine alternative business structures (ABS), that is, non-lawyer ownership of law firms.  Specifically, the Law Society hopes to determine whether ABS will allow for greater flexibility in the provision of legal services, nurture innovation in this
  • Stand up for Accident Survivors
    Published on July 7, 2015
    On June 3, 2015, hundreds of concerned citizens rallied at Queen’s Park to protest Bill 91 which proposed to drastically cut accident benefits for Ontario’s most vulnerable accident survivors. Specifically, Bill 91, the ironically named “Building Ontario Up Act”, reduced benefits for catastrophically and severely injured victims from $2,000,000 down to $1,000,000. It reduced benefits for survivors categorized as having
  • Steve Rastin to speak at the OBA’s INSTITUTE 2014
    Posted under Community Involvement
    Published on December 23, 2013
    Steve Rastin will be a speaker at the upcoming Ontario Bar Association's INSTITUTE 2014 conference, being held on Thursday, February 6, 2014, under the theme Effectively Navigating Injuries and Disabilities in the Workplace. Steve is among the panelists who will address the topic "What Benefit Payments Are Available To Employees?", covering issues such as: Analyzing the available benefits and their respective
  • The Rastin Family
    Posted under Community Involvement
    Published on July 5, 2013
    The Rastin staff engaged in a team building exercise at Ciboulette Et Cie in Midland where we learned the art of cooking. From left to right: Karen Grant, Heather Bertram, Kristy Fleming, Lee-Ann Fournier, Anita Wong, Meghan Dorion, Ruth Hackney, Nancy Rastin and Steve Rastin.
  • Taste of the Town
    Posted under Community Involvement
    Published on July 3, 2013
    Ah, Taste of the Town! From Brunello’s barbequed sausage-kabobs to Trattoria Azzurra’s fried gnocchi, I tasted the town, and it did not disappoint. The sun was hot and the breeze was cool in beautiful Sunset Point Park in Collingwood. The only hurdle of the day was finding a way to sample all 20+ booths – but alas, I did it.
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