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Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
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.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
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.
Siskinds LLP
From 1994 to 2019, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), an independent officer of the Legislature, reported on government progress on climate change, energy and other environmental issues.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In this case, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that foreseeability of harm is not an element of the tort of nuisance.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 19, 2019, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled in the House of Commons the Liberal Government's fourth budget, Investing in the Middle Class ("Budget 2019").
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The politically charged nature of environmental assessments in Canada is no secret.
McLennan Ross LLP
As previously reported, in 2018 the Government of Alberta overhauled the Remediation Certificate Regulation, made under the Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act ("EPEA").
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Minister then withdrew the release from providing an Environmental Preview Report.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The British Columbia government recently introduced amendments to the Heritage Conservation Act (Act) to strengthen protections for heritage and archeological sites and objects in the province.
Bennett Jones LLP
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)
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
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 ...
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The Environmental Review Tribunal ("ERT") has awarded costs in rare circumstances, only when a party's conduct has been exceptionally egregious.
Siskinds LLP
The Ontario government recently voted in Committee to remove Schedule 10 from Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In October 2018, the federal government announced certain details on the scope and application of its carbon pricing backstop system.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
As we reported last year, investors are increasingly pushing for more detailed disclosure on climate change-related issues
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On February 12, 2019, the Government of Ontario posted its proposal for the Emissions Performance Standards (EPS).
Siskinds LLP
The public consultation period for the Ontario government's proposed greenhouse gas ("GHG") emission performance standards ("EPS") ends on March 29, 2019.
Siskinds LLP
On March 6, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks released a discussion paper titled, Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities (the "Discussion Paper").
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
In a landmark decision released on January 31, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Ltd. that the environmental remediation obligations of a bankrupt oil and gas company ...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Judgment on the merits in the "red dust" case, Lalande c. Compagnie d'arrimage de Québec et al., 2019 QCCS 306 (CanLII) was rendered on February 5 last.
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Topics covered included another decision in the ongoing Residential School Settlement saga (procedural fairness), family law (unequal division of property and striking pleadings for failure to comply with disclosure order)
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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...
Gowling WLG
On October 23, 2018, the Government of Canada announced the next steps in its climate action plan and reaffirmed its commitment to apply a federal carbon pricing system (the "Federal Backstop")...
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
On December 2, 2018, Premier Rachel Notley announced that, as of January 1, 2019, Alberta will curtail 325,000 barrels per day of raw crude oil and crude bitumen production.
Goodmans LLP
Successful cleantech ventures often bring together different industry and professional sectors.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (Act), the federal government is empowered to administer and enforce a two-pronged carbon pricing system in provinces and territories
Bennett Jones LLP
On October 23, 2018, the federal government made further announcements regarding the federal carbon-pricing backstop (the "Backstop").
Gowling WLG
Until recently, few people in Ontario paid much attention to the "Federal Backstop," the federal carbon pricing system for provinces without a carbon tax or cap and trade program.
Viridius Lex LLP
The federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act [1] (GHG Pollution Pricing Act) received Royal Assent on June 21 2018, as Part 5 of The Budget Implementation Act, 2018.
Goodmans LLP
On July 25, the Honourable Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (the "Minister"), introduced Bill 4: Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018, (the "Proposed Act").
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