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From Environmental Assessments To Impact Assessments: New Federal Impact Assessment Act Coming Into Force Soon
On August 28, 2019, the Impact Assessment Act (the "IAA") will come into force and replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 ("CEAA 2012").
Canada
26 Aug 2019
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SCC Denies Tsilhqot'in Nation Appeal In Taseko Dispute
On June 13, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal of a dispute between Taseko Mines Ltd. ("Taseko"),
Canada
20 Aug 2019
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BC Mining Law Reform Issues Recommendations For Legal Reform
BC Mining Law Reform was created in May 2019 to push for certain changes in the BC mining regulatory landscape. They recently released
Canada
6 Aug 2019
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Making The Case For A Zero Plastic Waste Economy: Canada Moves To Ban Single-Use Plastics In An Effort To Reduce Plastic Pollution
There is no doubt that plastics provide unparalleled functionality and durability across a range of products in our everyday lives. The production and use of plastics
Canada
29 Jul 2019
5
Meeting The Minimum (National) Standards: Ontario Court Of Appeal Upholds Constitutionality Of Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop
The majority of the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled on June 28, 2019 that the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the Act or GGPPA) is constitutional.
Canada
25 Jul 2019
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Impact Assessment Act
On June 21, 2019, Bill C-69, which includes the Impact Assessment Act ("IAA"), new federal legislation governing environmental assessments at the federal level
Canada
19 Jul 2019
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View From The Prairies: Saskatchewan's Top Court Upholds Federal Carbon Price & Carbon Policy Update From Alberta
As the political rhetoric on carbon pricing [rages on], the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently delivered a much-anticipated decision in response to the reference question
Canada
14 Jun 2019
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BC's Anti-Pipeline Law Is Unconstitutional
On Friday May 24th, the BC Court of Appeal held that BC's proposed legislation blocking the Trans Mountain pipeline is unconstitutional. In a clear decision curtailing the provinces' ability to interfere with federal undertakings, the Court reaffirmed
Canada
10 Jun 2019
9
Commissioner Of The Environment Audits Federal Efforts To Protect Fish From Mining Effluent
On April 2, 2019, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development tabled Report 2—Protecting Fish From Mining Effluent (the "Report").
Canada
6 Jun 2019
10
Pension Fund Investment: Managing Environmental, Social And Governance (ESG) Factor Integration
For over a decade, many pension funds, government agencies and even actuarial consultancies have signed on to the United Nations-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI).
Canada
14 May 2019
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Common Issues In Environmental Class Actions
Earlier this year, we wrote about the arrival of climate change class actions in Canada. Last week, the BC Court of Appeal highlighted the difficulty of establishing commonality in a more traditional
Canada
30 Apr 2019
12
Carbon Pricing Matters: Federal Fuel Charge Now In Effect In Four Backstop Provinces
The federal fuel charge came in force on April 1, 2019. This charge on fossil fuels now applies to fuels that are consumed in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick, the four provinces ...
Canada
16 Apr 2019
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Case Law Summaries – Torts
In this case, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that foreseeability of harm is not an element of the tort of nuisance.
Canada
1 Apr 2019
14
Federal Budget Proposes A Temporary Enhanced First-Year Capital Cost Allowance Rate Of 100% For Zero- Emission Vehicles
On March 19, 2019, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled in the House of Commons the Liberal Government's fourth budget, Investing in the Middle Class ("Budget 2019").
Canada
1 Apr 2019
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The Impact Assessment Act: A New Narrative For Canadian Environmental Policy?
The politically charged nature of environmental assessments in Canada is no secret.
Canada
29 Mar 2019
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Case Law Summaries - Environmental Law
The Minister then withdrew the release from providing an Environmental Preview Report.
Canada
28 Mar 2019
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The End Of A Long And Winding Road: Federal Ban On Asbestos Now In Force
Any permit issued is valid for one year and the permit holder is subject to reporting requirements.
Canada
28 Mar 2019
18
Targeting Further Areas For Relief: Federal Government Proposes Refinements To Its Carbon Pricing Backstop System
In October 2018, the federal government announced certain details on the scope and application of its carbon pricing backstop system.
Canada
21 Mar 2019
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Trans Mountain Decision: Application Of Existing Principles Or Evolving Standard?
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
Canada
15 Mar 2019
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Climate Change Class Actions
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 ...
Canada
27 Feb 2019
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