Mondaq Canada: Environment
Stikeman Elliott LLP
As discussed here, Ontario is currently in the midst of a 45-day public review and comment period on climate change, following the government’s release of its climate change discussion paper.
Lawson Lundell LLP
The duty to consult is a Crown responsibility. But what happens when the Crown’s consultation is inadequate? Can a company that suffers losses as a result claim compensation from the Crown?
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario’s provincial and municipal governments must adapt stormwater management practices and infrastructure to accommodate higher water flows.
Saxe Law Office
Climate change is worsening flooding but it will also bring faster spring runoffs, hotter summers, more evaporation and droughts.
Saxe Law Office
City of Kawartha Lakes taxpayers continue to pay heavily for the Ministry of the Environment’s 2009 order, which required the City to cleanup an oil spill that it did not cause.
Saxe Law Office
Another Ontario court has waived the unreasonably high minimum environmental fines for relatively minor offences that the Environmental Protection Act sometimes now imposes.
Saxe Law Office
Dianne was honoured to be a semifinal judge again this year at the Willms and Shier Environmental Law Moot at the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Saxe Law Office
In 2008, Toronto's Auditor General recommended that Toronto should charge industries the full cost of sampling, testing and treating their high strength sewage.
Saxe Law Office
We recently blogged about Ontario’s Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015.
Saxe Law Office
In 2011, we wrote about the innovative stormwater fee adopted by Kitchener, Ontario, following English and American precedents.
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.
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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On March 17, 2012 Darrell Kirby Turnbull, in defence of himself and his family, shot and killed a polar bear on the sea ice outside of Seal Cove, near Meadow Island, Labrador.
Saxe Law Office
In 2011, we wrote about the innovative stormwater fee adopted by Kitchener, Ontario, following English and American precedents.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On February 4, 2015, the Alberta Energy Regulator (the "AER") announced the release of the Joint Operating Procedures for First Nations Consultation on Energy Resource Activities (the "Joint Operating Procedures"), which contain new requirements for applications under the "specified enactments", defined in the Responsible Energy Development Act ("REDA") as the Mines and Minerals Act [Part 8], Public Lands Act, Water Act, and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act ("EPEA").
WeirFoulds LLP
A carbon tax is a tax on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated from burning fossil fuels. In economic terms, it means putting a price on each tonne of GHG emitted.
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
We recently blogged about Ontario’s Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015.
Saxe Law Office
In 2008, Toronto's Auditor General recommended that Toronto should charge industries the full cost of sampling, testing and treating their high strength sewage.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In response to the panel's recommendations, the EAO has established additional information requirements for proposed mines in British Columbia with tailings ponds.
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.
Saxe Law Office
As promised in Minister Murray's mandate letter, Ontario's provincial government has reintroduced the Great Lakes Protection Act.
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