Mondaq Canada: Environment
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Alberta's primary environmental statutes are the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and the Water Act.
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.
Siskinds LLP
Earlier this week, two environmental groups, Wildlands League and Ontario Nature, were in the Court of Appeal for Ontario seeking to have struck down a 2013 regulation that significantly altered the regime for protecting species at risk in Ontario.
Siskinds LLP
On April 9, 2016, almost six years after passing legislation to allow for "administrative monetary penalty orders as environmental enforcement tools, the federal government has released draft regulations for comment.
Miller Thomson LLP
This case is one in a series in which the MOECC has extended its regulatory reach under the guise of "management or control".
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.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On April 14, 2016, Alberta's NDP government released its new fiscal plan (the 2016 Budget), which implements the Climate Change Leadership Plan (the Plan) previously announced by the government this past November.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In 2010, the federal government introduced The Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act, which provided Environment Canada with the authority to issue Administrative Monetary Penalties for certain offences.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Twenty years ago, what is now called the Great Bear Rainforest, was on the front lines of environmental activism.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On April 9, 2016, the government of Canada published draft regulations providing details on the implementation of the Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act.
Gowling WLG
The federal government recently released proposed regulations that provide federal environmental enforcement officers an administrative alternative to existing enforcement measures.
Siskinds LLP
The defendant, Priestly Demolition Inc. caused chlorine gas to be discharged into the environment when an employee operating a magnetic grapple attempted to move old pressurized gas cylinders.
Siskinds LLP
There are currently 229 sites designated natural and mixed natural/cultural world heritage sites.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
CRAND claimed the gravel pit would generate dust that would cause air pollution and would pose a substantial risk to human health.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Glen Murray, ministre de l'Environnement et de l'Action en matière de Changement climatique de l'Ontario, a présenté, un projet de loi omnibus intitulé Loi de 2016 favorisant un Ontario sans déchets.
Siskinds LLP
In December, 2015, the province of British Columbia announced it would not lay Mines Act charges against Imperial Metals Corporation for a catastrophic dam breach at its Mount Polley mine.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
La loi et les règlements instaurent une série de changements importants.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The application for a PTTW may involve studies, Aboriginal consultation and MOECC review that could take several months or longer.
Siskinds LLP
On February 29, 2016, Teck Metals Ltd. plead guilty to three offences under the Fisheries Act for the release of substances deleterious to fish in the Columbia River.
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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The bold move towards climate change litigation is progressing in Canada as seen in last year's Voters Taking Action on Climate Change v. British Columbia (Energy and Mines), 2015 BCSC 471.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) granted leave to appeal in three cases that concern important aspects of the Crown's duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal peoples.
Siskinds LLP
In December, 2015, the province of British Columbia announced it would not lay Mines Act charges against Imperial Metals Corporation for a catastrophic dam breach at its Mount Polley mine.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The application for a PTTW may involve studies, Aboriginal consultation and MOECC review that could take several months or longer.
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...
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.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Since national pledges to reduce emissions are voluntary, the success of the pact in achieving meaningful GHG emissions reduction will likely turn on the willingness of future governments to take action as well as global peer pressure.
Gowling WLG
The federal government recently released proposed regulations that provide federal environmental enforcement officers an administrative alternative to existing enforcement measures.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Budget 2016 has projected provincial finances with a reduced sensitivity to oil, as compared against Budget 2015.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In this case, the British Columbia Supreme Court refused to grant standing to an environmental advocacy group seeking to challenge decisions of the Chief Inspector of Mines...
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