Mondaq Canada: Environment
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On November 9, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") opened the door for a proposed national securities regulator in Reference re Pan-Canadian Securities Regulation ...
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The Environmental Review Tribunal ("ERT") has awarded costs in rare circumstances, only when a party's conduct has been exceptionally egregious.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In October 2018, the federal government announced certain details on the scope and application of its carbon pricing backstop system.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
As we reported last year, investors are increasingly pushing for more detailed disclosure on climate change-related issues
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On February 12, 2019, the Government of Ontario posted its proposal for the Emissions Performance Standards (EPS).
Siskinds LLP
On March 6, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks released a discussion paper titled, Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities (the "Discussion Paper").
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
In a landmark decision released on January 31, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Ltd. that the environmental remediation obligations of a bankrupt oil and gas company ...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Judgment on the merits in the "red dust" case, Lalande c. Compagnie d'arrimage de Québec et al., 2019 QCCS 306 (CanLII) was rendered on February 5 last.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In 2004, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized that there is a duty to consult Indigenous groups whenever the Crown is contemplating conduct that could adversely impact asserted
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The ministry intends to seek government approval for these amendments in 2019.
Siskinds LLP
On February 28, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks issued multiple species-specific policies in accordance with the Endangered Species Act, 2007.
Gowling WLG
The potential conflict between federal insolvency law and provincial environmental law that came to a head in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Ltd ("Redwater") was settled by the Supreme Court
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Claims for indirect expropriation may arise through environmental regulatory regimes. Where legislative schemes operate to interfere with existing property rights ...
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
This case has important implications for commercial transactions that involve the purchase and sale of ships
Siskinds LLP
On February 15, 2019, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks released the 2017 Annual Report on Lake Simcoe.
Canadian environmental regulation and policy is constantly changing. Issues relating to climate change, ocean pollution and toxic substances are frequently in the headlines and often lead to calls
Siskinds LLP
On January 11, 2019 Ace Auto Parts Inc. pled guilty for failing to register an End-of-Life Vehicle site on the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry ("EASR") resulting in a fine of $3,000
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Last fall, we wrote about the potential for climate change disclosure class actions in Canada—class actions arising from an issuer's failure to disclosure material information ...
Aird & Berlis LLP
The EPS is a regulatory approach that would establish greenhouse gas emissions performance standards that facilities would be required to meet.
Torys LLP
Ontario's Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has announced the next step in developing a provincial plan to address greenhouse gas ...
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
Topics covered included another decision in the ongoing Residential School Settlement saga (procedural fairness), family law (unequal division of property and striking pleadings for failure to comply with disclosure order)
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Late last week, the NYAG filed a law suit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York against Exxon alleging that Exxon violated, among other things, the securities fraud provisions of a 1921 New York statute...
Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
In leading up to the 2019 proxy season, both investors and issuers should be aware of numerous developments in the areas of corporate governance and securities laws.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
On December 2, 2018, Premier Rachel Notley announced that, as of January 1, 2019, Alberta will curtail 325,000 barrels per day of raw crude oil and crude bitumen production.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (Act), the federal government is empowered to administer and enforce a two-pronged carbon pricing system in provinces and territories
Goodmans LLP
Successful cleantech ventures often bring together different industry and professional sectors.
Gowling WLG
On October 23, 2018, the Government of Canada announced the next steps in its climate action plan and reaffirmed its commitment to apply a federal carbon pricing system (the "Federal Backstop")...
Bennett Jones LLP
On October 23, 2018, the federal government made further announcements regarding the federal carbon-pricing backstop (the "Backstop").
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Following in-depth consultations with emissions intensive and trade-exposed industries
Viridius Lex LLP
The federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act [1] (GHG Pollution Pricing Act) received Royal Assent on June 21 2018, as Part 5 of The Budget Implementation Act, 2018.
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