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By Jacquelyn Stevens, Gatlin Smeijers, Erin Garbett
On August 28, 2019, the Government of Ontario filed its appeal of the June 28, 2019 Ontario Court of Appeal decision in the constitutional reference about the Federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing
By Donna Shier, Gatlin Smeijers
The new Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 ("New Regulations"), enacted under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, came into force on August 24, 2019.
By Julie Abouchar
Since we wrote about "Plastics in the Spotlight", there have been further developments in Canada. The Philippines shipment has been returned to Canada
By Charles Birchall, Julia Paillé
Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act.
By Julie Abouchar
A significant change is that Indigenous knowledge, culture, socio-economic and traditional land use considerations will be
By Julie Abouchar
Plastic marine litter has received a media spotlight in recent years. There is an estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic present in oceans
By Marc McAree, Erin Garbett
On April 4, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada denied the Ecuadorian plaintiffs leave to appeal from an Ontario Court of Appeal decision. By denying leave, the Supreme Court ended the Ecuadorians' pursuit to enforce, through Chevron Canada Limited,
By Marc McAree
On April 11, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada denied the dry cleaner's application for leave to appeal from the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision in Huang v Fraser Hillary's Ltd.
By Donna Shier
Environmental offences are typically punishable by fine; however fines can vary, even under a single statute. Canada's Fisheries Act1 prevents any person from undertaking work or activity
By Jacquelyn Stevens, Matthew Gardner, Anand Srivastava
In Alberta, there is an ultimate limitation period of 10 years from the date the claim arose regardless of when a plaintiff knew or ought to have known about the claim.
By Donna Shier
The Superior Court suspended Halton Region's application for a declaration that provincial and municipal laws of general application applied to Canadian National Railway's federal environmental assessment for a rail hub.
By Julie Abouchar, Raeya Jackiw
On November 30, 2018, Canada, the United States, and Mexico (collectively, the "Parties") signed the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement ("CUSMA").
By John Georgakopoulos
On November 9, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") opened the door for a proposed national securities regulator in Reference re Pan-Canadian Securities Regulation ...
By Donna Shier
The Environmental Review Tribunal ("ERT") has awarded costs in rare circumstances, only when a party's conduct has been exceptionally egregious.
By John Georgakopoulos, Joanna Vince
On February 12, 2019, the Government of Ontario posted its proposal for the Emissions Performance Standards (EPS).