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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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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
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B.C. "Revitalized" Environmental Assessment RegimeóThe 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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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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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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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
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets: BC Re-Establishes Targets
On May 7, 2018, the Government of British Columbia introduced Bill 34 to amend the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act.
Canada
18 May 2018
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When Is A Loan "Green"?
More than US $150 billion in "green bonds"óbonds that fund projects that provide environmental benefits according to guidelines developed by the International Capital Markets Association...
Canada
26 Apr 2018
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The Framework For Regulatory Project Reviews: First-Order Conditions For Success
With the recent tabling of proposed legislation to reform the environmental and regulatory system for major projects, the federal government stated the necessity of both restoring public ...
Canada
28 Feb 2018
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Sea Change: The Canadian Navigable Waters Act
This article is Part III of a series that discusses the federal government's proposed changes to Canada's environmental regulatory regime governing project development and operation in Canada.
Canada
27 Feb 2018
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Reshaping Canada's Project Assessment RegimeóBill 69's Ambitious Blueprint
This article is Part II of a series that discusses the federal government's proposed changes to Canada's environmental regulatory regime governing project development and operation in Canada.
Canada
21 Feb 2018
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British Columbia Supreme Court Orders First Nation To Disclose Impact Benefit Agreements
The recent decision by the Supreme Court of British Columbia (BCSC) in Yahey v British Columbia (2018 BCSC 123, 25 January 2018) offers interesting insight into the circumstances in which benefit sharing agreements and accommodation payments might be disclosed.
Canada
12 Feb 2018
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Federal Review Of Environmental And Regulatory Processes Underway
On February 6, 2018, the Federal Government introduced amendments to the Fisheries Act aimed at enhancing protection to fish and fish habitat
Canada
12 Feb 2018
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Environmental Aspects Of Wind And Solar Projects In Alberta
In 2015, Alberta adopted a Climate Leadership Plan and set an ambitious goal of eliminating coal-fired generation and replacing it with at least 30 percent of renewable generation by 2030. According to the Alberta Electric System Operator, there are 20 operational wind power plants and one recently energized solar facility in Alberta.
Canada
9 Feb 2018
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