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By Julie Abouchar, Raeya Jackiw
On October 11, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") released its decision in Mikisew Cree First Nation v Canada (Governor General in Council) ("Mikisew Cree").
By Donna Shier
Are street sweepings waste? The Environmental Review Tribunal ("ERT") may soon decide.
By Julie Abouchar
In August 2018 the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision, Tsleil-Waututh Nation v Canada, which quashed the approval of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and remitted the matter...
By Richard Butler, Giselle Davidian
Ahead of the federal government's anticipated legalization of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018, some Canadian vegetable growers are turning to cannabis for relief from years of thinning profit margins.
By John Georgakopoulos, Giselle Davidian
The Ontario government has committed to ending the cap and trade program in Ontario, fulfilling a campaign pledge made by Premier Ford earlier this year.
By Julie Abouchar
On June 20, 2018 Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act
By Julie Abouchar
Federal, provincial, and territorial governments have a duty to consult Indigenous peoples when the government has knowledge of an Aboriginal right or claim that could be affected by a government's decision.
By Marc McAree, Anand Srivastava
Ontario's Environmental Protection Act ("EPA"), section 18 permits the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks ("MECP") Director to issue an Order ...
By Julie Abouchar, Carl McKay
On May 3, 2018, the Government of Ontario and a number of First Nations signed resource revenue sharing agreements.
By Charles Birchall, Giselle Davidian, Victoria Chai
On June 8, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its latest decision dealing with liability for contaminated lands: Huang v. Fraser Hillary's Limited.
By Jacquelyn Stevens, Victoria Chai
The appeal decision in R. v Sunrise Propane Energy Group Inc. highlights the importance of being duly diligent and having preventative systems in place when conducting inherently dangerous business operations.
By Marc McAree, Giselle Davidian, Anand Srivastava
Consider a straightforward hypothetical: Party A undertakes an activity at its property that causes pollution to migrate to an adjacent property.
By Marc McAree, Victoria Chai
Injured individuals seeking to prove in Court a health claim that arises from an environmental exposure can experience evidentiary challenges.
By Jacquelyn Stevens
Check out partner and Certified Environmental Law Specialist Jacquelyn Stevens article titled: Your meeting with your environmental lawyer ...
By John Georgakopoulos, Joanna Vince
On February 7, 2018, the comment period closed for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change's (MOECC's) proposed policy for cumulative effects assessments (CEA) in air approvals.