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Federal Carbon Tax Appealed To Supreme Court
On August 28, 2019 the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks announced Ontario's appeal of the Court of Appeal's decision on the constitutionality of the federal Greenhouse Gas
11 Sep 2019
The Marine Liability Act And The "Polluter Pay" Regime: A Review Of The Court's Decision In British Columbia v. The Administrator Of The Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund, 2019 BCCA 232
Earlier this summer, the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Province of British Columbia concerning the Province's liability for oil pollution under the federal Marine
29 Aug 2019
$2.9M Charge for Spill of Diesel Fuel and Lubricants
The company's name will also be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry.
29 Jul 2019
Is A Healthy Environment A Fundamental Right Of Citizens
On November 26, 2018 ENvironnement JEUnesse ("ENJEU[1]") filed an application for authorization against the Government of Canada to bring a class action on behalf of all Quebec residents aged 35
24 Jul 2019
Environmental Review Tribunal Confirms High Evidentiary Burden To Be Removed From An Environmental Protection Act, Section 18 Director's Order
A July 2, 2019, judgment of the Environmental Review Tribunal in Alizadeh v. Ontario (Environment, Conservation and Parks), 2019 CanLII 62106 (ON ERT), confirms that corporate officers and directors
19 Jul 2019
Closure Of White Pines Wind Facility In Price Edward County, Ontario
On July 3, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks ("MECP") posted its notice of decision with respect to regulations to govern the closure of the White Pines Wind
17 Jul 2019
Federal Carbon-Pricing Scheme Is Constitutional: A Review Of The Reference Re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, 2019 ONCA 544
Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, 2019 ONCA 544 on the constitutionality of the federal carbon pricing scheme.
15 Jul 2019
Bill C-68, The Amended Fisheries Act, Receives Royal Assent
On June 21, 2019, Bill C-68, the Amended Fisheries Act, received Royal Assent and became law. The most significant change to the Act is reflected in subsection 2.1(b) of the new purpose clause:
9 Jul 2019
Changes To The Nutrient Management Act, 2002 Regulations Approved
In Ontario, the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 (the "NMA") regulates the management of manure generated from livestock as well as the application of manure and other fertilizer to fields in order to protect the environment and human health.
2 Jul 2019
$3.8M Fine For Pipeline Oil Leak
On June 12, 2019 Husky Oil Operations ("Husky Oil") pled guilty to one count under section 36(3) of the Fisheries Act and one count under section 5.1(1) of the Migratory Birds Convention Act.
27 Jun 2019
Illegal Collection Of Migratory Bird Eggs Results In $18,000 Fine
On March 27, 2019, three individuals in Quebec pleaded guilty to two counts each under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, S.C. 1994, c. 22, or unlawfully disturbing migratory bird nests...
21 Jun 2019
Proposed Migratory Bird Convention Act Regulations Offer Some New Legal Certainty For Industry
On June 1, 2019, proposed Migratory Bird Convention Act Regulations ("MBRs") were published in Part I of the Canada Gazette.
20 Jun 2019
BC Court Of Appeal Rules Legislation With The Sole Effect Of Setting Conditions For Trans Mountain's Pipeline Is Not Within BC's Authority.
On May 24, 2019, the BC Court of Appeal released a unanimous decision in Reference re Environmental Management Act (British Columbia), 2019 BCCA 181.
10 Jun 2019
Spill Results In $100,000 Fine
On May 10, 2019 a transportation trucking company was fined $100,000 plus the 25% victim fine surcharge for discharging a contaminant into the natural environment contrary to the provisions of the EPA.
10 Jun 2019
Ontario Government Continues Roll-Out Of The Resource Recovery And Circular Economy Act, 2016
Proposed regulations under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016(RRCEA) for recycling of electrical/electronic equipment and batteries have been posted to the Environmental Registry of Ontario.
31 May 2019
Court Of Appeal Confirms Federal Carbon Tax Constitutional
The federal government argued that climate change is a matter of national concern that cannot be addressed by the provinces acting on their own initiative.
17 May 2019
Ontario Moves To Formalize The Use Of Third-Party Off-Sets Under The Endangered Species Act, 2007
The Ontario government has published the results of its 10-year review of the Endangered Species Act, 2007, S.O. 2007, c. 6(the "Act").
10 May 2019
$50,000 WAPRIITA Fine
On March 4, 2019, Topwin Trading Co. Ltd. ("Topwin") pled guilty to violating the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPRIITA)
9 May 2019
$9.5 Billion Dollar Claim To Enforce Judgment Dismissed
On Thursday, April 4, 2019 the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the attempts of Ecuador's Lago Agrio Region requiring Chevron to pay for water and soil contamination relating to Texaco's activities in the area.
2 May 2019
Further Changes Coming To The Conservation Authorities Act
The Ontario government announced a new round of changes to the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27 (the "Act") and regulations in two Environmental Registry postings on Friday,
30 Apr 2019
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