Mondaq Canada: Environment
Clark Wilson LLP
Today, the proposed Site C 1,100 MW hydroelectric dam in northern British Columbia received environmental assessment (EA) approvals from both the Provincial [pdf] and Federal [pdf] Governments.
Saxe Law Office
Is the tide turning on fossil fuel divestment? Climate Week featured promises, by some big mainstream investors, to start divesting from fossil fuels.
Saxe Law Office
Fair sharing of biodiversity: The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, under the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), enters into force this week.
Bennett Jones LLP
The BC Supreme Court recently clarified several principles under the Environmental Management Act relating to liability for remediation costs for contaminated sites.
Saxe Law Office
Quebec Superior Court Justice Claudine Roy granted a temporary injunction on September 23, 2014, stopping Energy East Pipeline Ltd. and TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. from conducting exploratory work in the St. Lawrence River near Cacouna, QC until October 15, after which a critical period for beluga whale reproduction has passed.
Saxe Law Office
Congratulations to both the federal and provincial environmental commissioners, who continue to strenuously remind our governments how far they fall short on environmental stewardship, and who both issued powerful reports this week.
Saxe Law Office
Can the Municipality of Clarington, Ontario, by bylaw, force Hydro One to submit a groundwater study in order to build a $296 million transformer station, that has been directed to be built by the Ontario Power Authority, and approved by the Ministry of the Environment?
Saxe Law Office
The Ontario government has released its Climate Change Update 2014 to coincide with Climate Week that was held in New York City from September 21-28.
Saxe Law Office
Recently, we noted that Environment Minister Glen Murray’s mandate letter includes no reference to a new anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit against Public Participation) law:
Saxe Law Office
Every Cabinet minister gets his or her marching orders from the Premier or Prime Minister.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
On May 14, 2014, the Federal Court of Canada in a 213 page decision, returned the environmental assessment (EA) of the Darlington Nuclear New Build Project.
Saxe Law Office
Ecojustice filed an application for judicial review of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s decision to permit a coal transfer facility.
Saxe Law Office
For example, the TD report claims that the largest benefit to Montreal from its urban forest is the cover from wet weather and the reduced strain such weather puts on infrastructure.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released mandate letters to her cabinet ministers on September 25, 2014, outlining key priorities for each ministry.
Saxe Law Office
Organic farmers in Nova Scotia filed a lawsuit against a neighbouring farm for damages allegedly caused by a herbicide which drifted onto their property.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The Canadian government announced developments on four new regulatory initiatives to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicles.
Saxe Law Office
The excessively broad risk of personal liability for municipal councillors and staff in the Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act was supposed to improve public health and safety.
Saxe Law Office
Ontario beekeepers filed a lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court (Windsor) for over $400 million dollars in losses allegedly caused by neonicotinoid pesticides.
Saxe Law Office
The tiny Québec village of Ristigouche-Sud-Est is crowdfunding to pay for the defence of its anti-fracking by-law, intended to protect municipal drinking water.
Saxe Law Office
The Township of Scugog refused to disclose the sources of the fill it had purchased, on the basis that this was confidential third party information.
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Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released mandate letters to her cabinet ministers on September 25, 2014, outlining key priorities for each ministry.
Olthuis Kleer Townshend
The Quebec Court of Appeal recently released a new decision called Makivik c Quebec on the duty of the Crown to comply with treaty obligations.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada issued a ground-breaking declaration of Aboriginal title on June 26, 2014.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
First Nations can be anxious to enforce their constitutional right to comprehensive and transparent consultation with provincial and federal regulators.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Alberta Court of Appeal reaffirmed the significance of settlement privilege and did so specifically in the context of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Saxe Law Office
The excessively broad risk of personal liability for municipal councillors and staff in the Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act was supposed to improve public health and safety.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The Canadian government announced developments on four new regulatory initiatives to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicles.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
On May 14, 2014, the Federal Court of Canada in a 213 page decision, returned the environmental assessment (EA) of the Darlington Nuclear New Build Project.
Saxe Law Office
Every Cabinet minister gets his or her marching orders from the Premier or Prime Minister.
Saxe Law Office
Can the Municipality of Clarington, Ontario, by bylaw, force Hydro One to submit a groundwater study in order to build a $296 million transformer station, that has been directed to be built by the Ontario Power Authority, and approved by the Ministry of the Environment?
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