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CLC (Canadian Litigation Counsel)
The recent Paramount Resources Ltd v Grey Owl Engineering Ltd, 2022 ABQB 333 decision released by Justice Kachur has provided much needed clarification on the competing objectives of the Limitations Act RSA 2000.
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
On June 29, 2021, thermometers reached 49.6° C in Lytton, British Columbia, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada. The following day a wildfire, stoked by drought conditions and 70 km/h winds...
MLT Aikins LLP
The IAA and its regulations govern the federal assessment of projects. The IAA was introduced in 2019's Bill C-69 to replace the previous federal environmental assessment legislation — the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
Gowling WLG
A recent decision by a majority of the Alberta Court of Appeal held that the Impact Assessment Act is ultra vires Parliament.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On May 10, 2022, the Court of Appeal of Alberta (Court) issued its opinion in Reference re Impact Assessment Act (2022 ABCA 165) whereby the majority of the Court determined...
On May 11, 2022, the Alberta Court of Appeal held in a reference case that the Impact Assessment Act (IAA) and its accompanying Physical Activities Regulations are unconstitutional.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Federal Court recently affirmed that members of a northern Ontario First Nation had the power to remove their Chief and Headmen that had been appointed for life.
Siskinds LLP
Environment and Climate Regulation Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Canada, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Today, the Alberta Court of Appeal released its decision in the Reference re. Impact Assessment Act, 2022 ABCA 165, finding that the Impact Assessment Act and Physical Activities Regulations...
On April 27, 2022, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change published three draft regulations, primarily relating to the environmental authorization scheme (the "Draft Regulations").
Gowling WLG
On April 21, 2022, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks ("MECP") officially announced that it is temporarily suspending the provisions of Ontario Regulation 406/19...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On April 19, 2022, and without undergoing public consultation, Ontario's Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks released amendments to the Blue Box regulation under...
Welcome back to our Regulatory Affairs series, developed to provide timely updates on hot topics across the vast world of regulatory law; strategic insights on regulatory fundamentals...
WeirFoulds LLP
On March 11, 2022, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario ("ERO") a potential "pause" of certain requirements under the Excess Soil Regulation 406/19 (the "Regulation")
McLennan Ross LLP
Municipalities are both subject to environmental and regulatory laws, as developers and operators, and are themselves regulators in certain contexts.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On March 21, 2022, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) announced a targeted review of the Pest Control Products Act...
MLT Aikins LLP
For close to a decade, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) suppressed research indicating that a foreign virus found in fish farms in coastal...
CLC (Canadian Litigation Counsel)
On April 7, 2022, the Federal Liberal Government released its 2022 Budget entitled "A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable."
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On March 29, 2022, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, supported by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tabled Canada's new 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan (the "Plan")...
Gowling WLG
Across several jurisdictions, eco-advertising and green marketing campaigns have become commonplace among businesses of all sizes and in all sectors.
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