Mining firm’s attempt to masquerade as a construction company fails

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Major v. MacIsaac Mining Industries Ltd., 2003 CarswellOnt 5599 (Ont. S.C.J.)

George Major worked for MacIsaac Mining for 35 years as a mechanic and then as a master mechanic.

He was terminated when he was 60. He sought damages for wrongful dismissal, seeking 24 months’ wages in lieu of notice, recovery of pension and other benefits lost, and punitive damages. MacIsaac argued it was involved in the construction industry which, according to regulations under Ontario’s