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CSA Staff Notice Provides Guidance On Climate Change-Related Risk Disclosure
On August 1, 2019, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued CSA Staff Notice 51-358: Reporting of Climate Change-related Risks (the "Notice") that provides guidance
Canada
16 Aug 2019
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Quebec's Superior Court Leaves The Door Open To Canadian Climate Change Litigation
On July 11, 2019, Quebec's Superior Court rejected a class action lawsuit seeking federal action relating to climate change.
Canada
6 Aug 2019
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Second Appeal Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax Constitutional But The Debate Continues
With its decision on June 28, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal became the second appellate court to conclude that Canada's federal carbon tax regime complies with the Constitution.
Canada
12 Jul 2019
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Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project Approved
On June 18, 2019, the Prime Minister announced that the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (the "Project")
Canada
4 Jul 2019
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"New Stuff" In Climate Change Class Actions
"You're asking us to do a lot of new stuff, aren't you?" Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Juliana v. United States, June 4, 2019.
Canada
1 Jul 2019
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B.C.'s Highest Court Rules Province's Attempt To Regulate Bitumen Unconstitutional
On May 24, 2019, a five-member panel of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) unanimously determined that British Columbia's proposed amendments to the Environmental Management Act,
Canada
10 Jun 2019
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Federal Carbon Tax Ruled Constitutional... For Now
On May 3, 2019, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal (SKCA) released its lengthy decision in Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, 2019 SKCA 40.
Canada
21 May 2019
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When Is It Too Late To Sue For Environmental Contamination? The ABCA Rules
On February 6, 2019, the Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) released its first ever decision on section 218 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA)
Canada
24 Mar 2019
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British Columbia To Introduce UNDRIP Legislation
On February 12, 2019, the British Columbia government announced plans to introduce legislation that implements the UNDRIP (the Legislation), as part of the provincial government's reconciliation objective.
Canada
1 Mar 2019
10
B.C. "Revitalized" Environmental Assessment Regime—The Path Ahead
In November 2018, British Columbia passed legislation designed to "revitalize" its Environmental Assessment Act as well as "to ensure the legal rights of First Nations are respected
Canada
15 Jan 2019
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The (Limited) Rights And Obligations Of Tenants In Common
Many contracts in the oil and gas joint venture context provide that the parties' ownership in assets is held as "tenants in common".
Canada
10 Jan 2019
12
Alberta Asks Private Sector To Build New Refinery
On December 11, 2018, the Alberta government issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) to determine private sector interest in building or expanding a refinery in Alberta to use more Alberta heavy oil.
Canada
19 Dec 2018
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Climate Change Litigation Comes To Canada
On November 27, 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed in Québec seeking relief against the federal government on the basis of its alleged inaction on climate change.
Canada
19 Dec 2018
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B.C. Releases Its Climate Action Plan, CleanBC
On December 5, 2018, the British Columbia government announced its climate action plan, CleanBC, which explains how the government intends to meet the province's legislated emissions...
Canada
13 Dec 2018
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New Details On Application Of Federal Carbon-Pricing Backstop
On October 23, 2018, the federal government made further announcements regarding the federal carbon-pricing backstop (the "Backstop").
Canada
13 Nov 2018
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Update On The Review Of Neonicotinoids By The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency
In Canada, pesticides are regulated by Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (the "PMRA") on behalf of the Minister of Health and under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act...
Canada
5 Nov 2018
17
Litigating Securities Fraud In The Climate-Change Era
Climate change disclosure is receiving greater attention from Canadian public companies and their investors.
Canada
13 Sep 2018
18
The Elimination Of Ontario's Cap-And-Trade Program
On July 25, 2018, the newly elected Ontario Government tabled Bill 4, the Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018 to repeal the Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Economy Act, 2016...
Canada
7 Aug 2018
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Oil Producers Win Another Round In U.S. Climate Change Litigation
On July 19, 2018, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York followed an emerging trend in federal jurisprudence by dismissing a claim against several oil and gas producers...
Canada
3 Aug 2018
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Oil Producers Succeed In California Climate Change Action
The plaintiffs are proceeding under a federal public nuisance action to obtain an abatement fund to combat the flooding.
United States
11 Jul 2018
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