Mondaq Canada: Environment
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act was recently passed by the Ontario legislature. This Act, previously described in our February bulletin, introduces the new cap-and-trade system for Ontario.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The BC legislature recently enabled an expanded spill preparedness and response regime. Bill 21 creates a new part of the Environmental Management Act administered by the BC Ministry of Environment.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario is setting an "economy-wide" cap on GHG emissions of 142 megatonnes per year in the first year of the program, declining to 125 Mt per year by 2020.
Bennett Jones LLP
The Globe and Mail published details of a proposed 57-paged comprehensive plan by the Ontario government to address climate change by significantly reducing the province's carbon footprint.
Siskinds LLP
Another significant penalty has been ordered in relation to an offence under the Fisheries Act
Stikeman Elliott LLP
As January 1, 2017, the day which marks "ground zero" for climate change reform in Ontario draws near, the provincial government is scrambling to put into place a structure of reforms...
Siskinds LLP
Earlier this month, a truck driver pleaded guilty to failing to provide notice of a diesel fuel spill to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change ("MOECC").
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Coverage for losses due to environmental contamination in residential homeowner insurance policies is rare.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
As we reported in an earlier blog post, the government introduced the Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Economy Act (the Act) on February 29, 2016.
Siskinds LLP
Article body Current Length: 4097 chars Long including spaces SourcePreview Following the release of the "Crombie Report" in December, 2015, the province has proposed amendments to four major land use plans which affect the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
Siskinds LLP
Faced with the increasingly certain prospect of widespread infrastructure failure related to climate change San Francisco is proposing an interesting new measure—a $12 a year property tax upon property owners.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Canada's Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced at the United Nations new support from the federal government for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Siskinds LLP
A recent report published by the Conference Board of Canada has found Ontario to be the top environmental performing province in the country based on 9 criteria.
Siskinds LLP
The Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 is again being used as a tool to protect migratory birds that are also species at risk.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The British Columbia government is seeking further input on its proposed new regime for spill reporting, preparedness and response through the release of an intentions paper on April 5, 2016...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Earth Day 2016 – April 22nd – marked the opening of the Paris Agreement for signature at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.
Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
This morning, Albertans woke up to an assessment of the damage that has been inflicted on the city of Fort McMurray.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
As part of its strategy to kick-start the economy, the Alberta government has earmarked almost $8.5 billion in its latest budget to build and modernize major public infrastructure.
Siskinds LLP
A duo of recent decisions underscore yet again the need for an overhaul of the existing environmental assessment ("EA") regime.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
A number of interesting environmental law decisions were released in 2015. Among the highlights were:
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This case is one in a series in which the MOECC has extended its regulatory reach under the guise of "management or control".
Aird & Berlis LLP
Two decisions were released by the Federal Court of Appeal in the latter half of 2015 that came to seemingly opposite conclusions regarding the role of the National Energy Board...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Canada's Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced at the United Nations new support from the federal government for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On February 2, 2016, the Government of Alberta released its revised soil and groundwater remediation guidelines.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently dismissed a contractor's appeal for damages due to exposure to asbestos.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Earlier this spring, TransCanada Corp. announced that it would cancel its power purchase arrangements ("PPAs") with certain coal-fired plants in Alberta.
Siskinds LLP
An Edmonton businessman and owner of a dry cleaning operation, First Class Cleaners, was given an four-month conditional sentence on that is to be served in the community.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
A number of interesting environmental law decisions were released in 2015. Among the highlights were:
Siskinds LLP
The Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 is again being used as a tool to protect migratory birds that are also species at risk.
Siskinds LLP
A duo of recent decisions underscore yet again the need for an overhaul of the existing environmental assessment ("EA") regime.
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