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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.
By Donna Shier
When drafting a will, don't forget to consider your beneficiaries' personal potential environmental liabilities.
By John Georgakopoulos, Joanna Vince
Ontario recently released its Draft Guideline for the Implementation of Administrative Penalties under the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act, 2016.
By Charles Birchall
On February 8, 2018, the Government of Canada tabled Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
By Joanna Vince
Since 2000, nearly all of the environmental charges and fines that companies have faced in the North have been brought under the federal Fisheries Act.
By Charles Birchall, Erin Garbett
On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Government of Canada tabled Bill C-68 comprising 56 pages and entitled An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence.
By Jacquelyn Stevens
The discovery of historic contamination can be problematic for a plaintiff in Alberta, a jurisdiction with a 10-year ultimate limitation period under the Limitations Act.
By John Georgakopoulos, Joanna Vince
Ontario continues to implement and refine its cap and trade program. Recently, Ontario finalized an Offset Credits Regulation (O. Reg. 529/17), began publishing Offset Initiative Protocols...
By Julie Abouchar, Charles Birchall, John Donihee
The interpretation and application of the precautionary principle in Canada is far from settled
By Richard Butler, Giselle Davidian, Serin Remedios
"Is it local? Is it organic?" are questions increasingly asked by food consumers. Many consumers' food purchasing patterns are influenced by concerns about the environment, health, or animal wellbeing.