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Constitutional Clarity For Port Operations
In Attorney General of Quebec v. IMTT-Quebec Inc.[1], the Quebec Court of Appeal concluded that IMTT-Quebec Inc.'s ("IMTT") activities at the Port of Quebec are not subject to the environmental ...
Canada
14 Oct 2019
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From Environmental Assessments To Impact Assessments: New Federal Impact Assessment Act Coming Into Force Soon
On August 28, 2019, the Impact Assessment Act (the "IAA") will come into force and replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 ("CEAA 2012").
Canada
26 Aug 2019
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Making The Case For A Zero Plastic Waste Economy: Canada Moves To Ban Single-Use Plastics In An Effort To Reduce Plastic Pollution
There is no doubt that plastics provide unparalleled functionality and durability across a range of products in our everyday lives. The production and use of plastics
Canada
29 Jul 2019
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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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Impact Assessment Act
On June 21, 2019, Bill C-69, which includes the Impact Assessment Act ("IAA"), new federal legislation governing environmental assessments at the federal level
Canada
19 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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Carbon Pricing Matters: Federal Fuel Charge Now In Effect In Four Backstop Provinces
The federal fuel charge came in force on April 1, 2019. This charge on fossil fuels now applies to fuels that are consumed in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick, the four provinces ...
Canada
16 Apr 2019
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Federal Budget Proposes A Temporary Enhanced First-Year Capital Cost Allowance Rate Of 100% For Zero- Emission Vehicles
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").
Canada
1 Apr 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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Trans Mountain Decision: Application Of Existing Principles Or Evolving Standard?
In 2004, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized that there is a duty to consult Indigenous groups whenever the Crown is contemplating conduct that could adversely impact asserted
Canada
15 Mar 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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A Closer Look: BC Government Releases Draft Legislation For Revitalized Provincial Environmental Assessment Process
In March 2018, the BC government launched the process for revitalizing the province's environmental assessment (EA) process
Canada
19 Dec 2018
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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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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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Spotlight On Cannabis – Part 2: Taking A Closer Look At The Environmental Costs Of Cannabis Cultivation
As Canada becomes set to be the first G-7 country to legalize recreational cannabis when the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) comes into force on October 17, 2018, attention is now turning to the business of cannabis.
Canada
18 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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