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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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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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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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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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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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In The Crosshairs: Federal Government Finds Itself At The Centre Of Rights-Based Climate Litigation In Environnement Jeunesse v. Attorney General Of Canada
In 2015, the case of Urgenda Foundation v. The State of the Netherlands (Urgenda) broke new ground as the first successful climate change action founded in tort law and the first time a court has determined the ...
Canada
25 Jan 2019
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Minimum Relief From Minimum Fines Ontario (Environment, Conservation And Parks) v. Henry Of Pelham Inc., 2018 ONCA 999
In the recent decision of Ontario (Environment, Conservation and Parks) v. Henry of Pelham Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal ("ONCA")
Canada
15 Jan 2019
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The (Carbon) Price Is Right: Canadian Chamber Of Commerce Releases Report Backing Revenue Neutral Carbon Pricing In Conjunction With Reduced Regulatory Burdens On Canadia
As the rhetoric on carbon pricing between the federal government and certain provinces ramps up, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) ...
Canada
9 Jan 2019
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Shifting Into (Green) Gear: BC Releases Updated Climate Change Strategy
On December 5, 2019, the BC government released the CleanBC plan, its long-awaited update to the province's climate change strategy.
Canada
14 Dec 2018
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Lake Louse Ski Area Fined $2.1 Million For Unlawful Removal Of Endangered Whitebark Pine Trees
On November 30, 2018, Lake Louise Ski Area Ltd. (LLSA) was fined $2.1 million for the unlawful removal and destruction of 140 trees ...
Canada
14 Dec 2018
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Ontario's Environment Plan: Preserving And Protecting Our Environment For Future Generations
On November 29, 2018, the Ontario government released its Environment Plan: Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations.
Canada
6 Dec 2018
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Climate Change Disclosure Litigation Is Real And Could Significantly Impact Issuers, Acquirers, Underwriters And Lenders
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...
Canada
8 Nov 2018
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Gas Generators And The Federal Carbon Plan: Registration And Details On The Output-Based Pricing System
As set-out in our recent blog post, the federal government is moving ahead with a two-pronged federal carbon pricing system that will come into effect in 2019.
Canada
8 Nov 2018
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Recent Ontario Developments In Energy And Environment
This blog post provides an update on recent noteworthy developments in energy and environmental legislation in Ontario, specifically on the Ontario government's decision to (i) repeal...
Canada
1 Nov 2018
15
Moving Forward: Carbon Taxes And Rebates
On October 24, 2018, the federal government announced its intention to move forward with a federal carbon pricing system beginning in 2019.
Canada
30 Oct 2018
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Plugging The (Competitiveness) Leak: Federal Government Tweaks Carbon Pricing Mechanism For Industrial Emitters
Following in-depth consultations with emissions intensive and trade-exposed industries
Canada
12 Sep 2018
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Rounding Out The Climate Plan: Manitoba Supplements Carbon Levy With Proposed Output-Based Carbon Pricing System For Large Emitters
Manitoba recently released its Draft Regulatory Framework for a Made-in-Manitoba Output-based Pricing System (the Draft OBPS Framework) ...
Canada
12 Sep 2018
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Back To Square One? Ontario Government Winds Down Cap & Trade Program And Overhauls Approach To Climate Change
On July 25, 2018, the newly formed Ontario Government introduced Bill 4, the Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018 (the "new Act") ...
Canada
12 Sep 2018
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Impacts Of Climate Change – Foreseeable Or Unforeseeable? Drafting Force Majeure Clauses In The Era Of Climate Uncertainty
According to the American Meteorological Society's State of the Climate in 2017 publication, 2017 was one of the hottest years in recorded history
Canada
11 Sep 2018
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Love Them And Leave Them: Taking A Closer Look At The Implications Of Ontario's Announcement To Cancel Its Cap-And-Trade Program
As promised during the election campaign, Ontario Premier-Designate Doug Ford announced that Ontario's incoming government would dismantle the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission trading system...
Canada
6 Aug 2018
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