Mondaq Canada: Environment
Saxe Law Office
A gas station operating on a First Nations Reserve in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan was ordered to pay $25,000 for failing to comply with Environment Canada enforcement orders.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
A discussion paper recently issued by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change leaves no doubt that the Ontario government is taking climate change seriously.
Saxe Law Office
Buckham Transport Limited, a registered carrier of hazardous waste, was recently fined $120,000 following a guilty plea to three offences under the Environmental Protection Act.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On February 27, 2015, the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories (NWTSC) released its interlocutory decision in Tłįchǫ Government v Canada (Attorney General).
Saxe Law Office
As promised in Minister Murray's mandate letter, Ontario's provincial government has reintroduced the Great Lakes Protection Act.
Lawson Lundell LLP
The Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories has granted an injunction to the Tlicho Government suspending the implementation of the Mackenzie Valley "Superboard" legislation.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The modernization of the EQA and the simplification of the environmental authorization process follow similar efforts undertaken in Ontario a few years ago.
McLennan Ross LLP
On February 19, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear an appeal challenging a finding that settlement agreements reached through the Environmental Appeals Board's mediation process are privileged.
Saxe Law Office
Recently the Ontario government released it’s Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Ontario's Climate Change Discussion Paper identifies the risks and challenges associated with climate change and the threat it poses to Ontario.
Saxe Law Office
The Ontario Legislature should soon get on with second reading of Bill 37, An Act respecting Invasive Species.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On November 6, 2014, the Alberta Provincial Court ordered Norellco Contractors Ltd. (Norellco) to pay $185,000 after Norellco pleaded guilty to one count under the Fisheries Act.
McMillan LLP
Canadian environmental legislation contains significant enforcement powers, including the ability of officials to conduct inspections and/or obtain and execute search warrants.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario has approved 15 new Source Water Protection Plans (SPP) under the Clean Water Act, 2006. Municipalities and companies should take note of this development to help prepare for their potential responsibilities and opportunities under Ontario’s evolving drinking water source protection regime.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On February 11, 2015, the federal Hazardous Products Regulations and the Hazardous Products Act came into force. The HPR and HPA implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals in Canada.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Any Canadian resource company with operations abroad should be aware of the emerging trend of lawsuits against Canadian mining companies seeking damages for the alleged actions of their foreign subsidiaries.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On December 19, 2014, after pleading guilty to 45 counts for infringements of the Fisheries Act and its Metal Mining Effluent Regulations, Bloom Lake General Partner Limited was penalized some $7.5 million.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Recent decisions in the Ontario courts have brought this issue to the forefront, which is salient during this time of economic uncertainty for the oil industry and its related environmental obligations.
Saxe Law Office
By now, so many of the anti-wind appeals have been dismissed, on basically the same grounds, and often on the same evidence, that the Tribunal decides each new appeal by citing its previous cases.
Torys LLP
On February 12, 2015, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) released Ontario’s Climate Change Discussion Paper: 2015.
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Lawson Lundell LLP
On February 4, 2015, the Alberta Energy Regulator ("AER") and the Aboriginal Consultation Office ("ACO") released the Joint Operating Procedures for First Nations Consultation on Energy Resources Activities (the "Operating Procedures").
Jones Day
Accordingly, L.B. 1161 remains intact and the former governor's approval of the permit stands.
Saxe Law Office
The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is proposing to tighten the permissible levels of some contaminants in piped drinking water, and to adopt standards for other as yet unregulated chemicals.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada issued a ground-breaking declaration of Aboriginal title on June 26, 2014.
Saxe Law Office
As Ontario works towards its promised new law on waste diversion and recycling, it’s helpful to look at European experience.
Saxe Law Office
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, released his 2014 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report to the Legislature on January 13, 2015.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Any Canadian resource company with operations abroad should be aware of the emerging trend of lawsuits against Canadian mining companies seeking damages for the alleged actions of their foreign subsidiaries.
Davis LLP
On Thursday, February 12, 2015, Ontario released a discussion paper regarding Ontario’s strategy for addressing climate change.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
2014 was a landmark year for legislative and regulatory changes relevant to the oil and gas sector.
McMillan LLP
Canadian environmental legislation contains significant enforcement powers, including the ability of officials to conduct inspections and/or obtain and execute search warrants.
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