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Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The Nunavut Court of Appeal ("NUCA") released its decision in R v Irngaut on April 21, 2020.
Gowling WLG
The Great Lakes are a wonderful, powerful, and critical natural heritage resource. Containing 20% of the world's total fresh water, the Great Lakes offer a supply of clean drinking water, ...
Torys LLP
On July 2, the Government of Canada released a discussion paper titled Carbon Pollution Pricing: Considerations for Protocol Development in the Federal Greenhouse Gas Offset System.
McLennan Ross LLP
On June 1, 2020 the provincial government rescinded a decades-old policy that placed restrictions on the mining of coal in Alberta's Eastern Slopes.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Together, these amendments alter the contaminated site identification process in BC.
Bennett Jones LLP
The Government of Alberta announced on June 22, 2020, that the environmental and regulatory reporting requirements that were suspended in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency...
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On June 16, 2020, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released proposed Amendment 1 to the A Place to Grow.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In a decision issued May 6, 2020, the Alberta Court of Appeal in Alexis v. Alberta (Environment and Parks), 2020 ABCA 188 (CanLII)
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On June 3, 2020, Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change (the Minister) issued the Regulation Respecting Excluded Physical Activities...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Ontario's comprehensive excess soil management regime was set to be phased in starting July 1, 2020, much to the anticipation of the land development industry, municipalities, landowners, and consultants.
Goodmans LLP
The Province of Ontario recently announced that the implementation of the new Excess Soil Regulation, O. Reg 406/19: On-Site and Excess Soil Management (O. Reg 406/19)...
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
On December 6, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) held two forest products companies liable for the costs of remediating and maintaining a waste disposal site...
Bennett Jones LLP
On June 11, 2020, the Honourable Grant Hunter, the Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction, introduced Bill 22: Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2020. Mr. Hunter noted Bill 22 "recommends 14 legislative changes across six ...
McLennan Ross LLP
On April 17, 2020, the federal government announced $1.7 billion in funding to clean up oil and gas sites in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.
Bennett Jones LLP
It has long been the law that termination of contracts is permissible under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) with the effect of the...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In recent years, environmental considerations have become a key issue in corporate, political and social decision-making.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Canadian courts released two judicial review decisions in May regarding the implementation of species at risk legislation, which indicate a trend towards a broad, expansive interpretation of such laws.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Environmental liability for directors and officers is well established. Federal and provincial statutes in Canada impose statutory duties on directors and officers to take all reasonable care to...
Bennett Jones LLP
Facilities that store large quantities of substances listed in the Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 are required to have their E2 Plan implemented by August 24, 2020
Siskinds LLP
On May 14, 2020 the Supreme Court of Canada ("Supreme Court") dismissed Taseko Mines Limited's ("Taseko Mines") application for leave to appeal a decision of the federal court of appeal. The decision of the Supreme Court resulted ...
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