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Expropriation Of Contaminated Land: A Tug-Of-War Of Competing Interests In The "Fair Market" Valuation
The expropriation process in Ontario is governed by the Expropriations Act (the "Act"),[1] which provides for compensation to the owner of the expropriated land's "market value"
Canada
26 Aug 2019
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Ontario Announces Next Steps In Plan To Shift Costs Of Plastic Recycling To Producers
The Province's end goal is to make producers responsible for the end-of-life management of their products.
Canada
20 Aug 2019
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Environmental Obligations Cannot Be Ignored Even In Bankruptcy: Orphan Wells Association v Grant Thornton Ltd.
With the growing concern over the environmental impacts of commercial activity, provinces have enacted and expanded
Canada
12 Jul 2019
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Applying The Nairobi International Convention In Canada: The Wrecked, Abandoned And Hazardous Vessels Act (Canada)
On April 30, 2019, Canada acceded to the International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 (the "Convention")
Canada
9 Jul 2019
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Federal Government Wants Provinces Riding Shotgun For ZEV Sales Targets
At a recent meeting of transport and highway safety ministers, federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau requested support from his provincial counterparts for a federal plan to have non-combustion-powered, or "zero-emission", vehicles ...
Canada
15 Feb 2019
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Amendments To The Canada Shipping Act, 2001 And Marine Liability Act
It seems that some of the provisions are ambiguous or will be challenging to apply.
Canada
15 Feb 2019
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Duty To Consult Does Not Apply To All Aboriginal Concerns
It is relatively common knowledge that the government has a "duty to consult" aboriginal groups when undertaking actions or making decisions that could adversely affect aboriginal rights, aboriginal title and treaty rights.
Canada
12 Apr 2017
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Court Of Appeal Holds Duty To Consult Does Not Apply To Statutory Interpretation
There is a common misconception that the Crown's duty to consult aboriginal peoples is unstructured and uncertain, and a related misconception that the government consistently loses legal challenges on this basis.
Canada
12 Jan 2017
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CLEANING UP ON TRADETPP And The Environment
The Trans-Pacific Partnership ("TPP") is a trade liberalization agreement signed by twelve countries on February 4, 2016.
Worldwide
31 Mar 2016
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Budget 2016: Expanding Tax Support For Clean Energy
Budget 2016 proposes new measures that are intended to encourage investment in technologies that help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants.
Canada
31 Mar 2016
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Equivalency Agreements, Environmental Assessment And Aboriginal Consultation – Implications Of Coastal First Nations V. British Columbia (Environment)
Last week the BC Supreme Court released its decision in Coastal First Nations v. British Columbia (Environment), holding the Province could not rely on a federal / provincial environmental assessment "equivalency agreement"...
Canada
22 Jan 2016
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The Province Of Alberta's Climate Change Plan (Sub Nom. Western Canadian Oil Producers Dancing On The Head Of A Pin)
It must have seemed odd at first blush seeing Big-Oil shoulder-to-shoulder with Premier Notley on Sunday during the provinces roll out of the review panel's report on climate change.
Canada
30 Nov 2015
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Knock, Knock: Responding To Search Warrants And Inspections In The Environmental Law Context
Canadian environmental legislation contains significant enforcement powers, including the ability of officials to conduct inspections and/or obtain and execute search warrants.
Canada
23 Feb 2015
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Amendment To The BC Recycling Regulation Impacts Small Businesses And Franchisees
In our March 2014 Bulletin entitled "New BC Recycling Requirements for Paper Products Coming into Force Soon", we reviewed the new obligations arising under the BC Recycling Regulation
Canada
3 Jul 2014
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The 2014 Provincial Policy Statement & Environmental Protection
The Provincial Policy Statement 2014 (the "2014 PPS") was issued under section 3 of the Planning Act and replaces the Provincial Policy Statement 2005 (the "2005 PPS").
Canada
18 Jun 2014
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First Nation Challenge Based On Spiritual Interests Rejected In Jumbo Case
On April 3, 2014, the BC Supreme Court issued its decision in the judicial review of a Master Development Agreement between the provincial Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (the "Minister") and a proponent in respect of the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort (the "Project").
Canada
16 Apr 2014
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New BC Recycling Requirements For Paper Products Coming Into Force Soon
As the recent media attention in BC highlights, new obligations arising under the BC Recycling Regulation1 (the "Regulation") may soon significantly impact businesses in the province.
Canada
21 Mar 2014
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The South Saskatchewan Regional Plan From An Irrigation Perspective
This review sets out some of the concerns about the draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP).
Canada
27 Feb 2014
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BC Supreme Court Quashes Morrison Copper/Gold Project Environmental Assessment Certificate Decision
On December 9, 2013, the BC Supreme Court issued a ruling quashing the decision of provincial ministers to refuse an environmental assessment certificate for Pacific Booker Minerals' Morrison Copper/Gold Project.
Canada
13 Dec 2013
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Ontario "Environmental Protection Act": Supreme Court Says "When In Doubt, Report"
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeal in "Castonguay Blasting Ltd. v Ontario Environment".
Canada
28 Oct 2013
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