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Five Things Project Proponents Need To Know About Canada's New Impact Assessment Act
Effective August 28, 2019, the Impact Assessment Act IAA will set aside the past 40 years of federal environmental assessment in Canada.
30 Aug 2019
Court Finds Power Of Inspection Is Limited In The Event Of Litigation
How does one reconcile the concept of equality of the parties before the court and the guiding principle of fair debate with a party's statutory advantage of being able to obtain information
1 Aug 2019
Ontario Court Of Appeal Decides The Federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act Is Constitutional
Today, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision confirming that the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the "GGPPA" or the "Act") is constitutional.
11 Jul 2019
Political Winds Blow Northward
The Arctic has a very long history of avoiding the limelight. But, with the relentless developments related to climate change and escalating rhetoric over territorial sovereignty
26 Jun 2019
Update On The New Fisheries Act - The Senate Bids Farewell To The "Deeming Provision"
On May 27, 2019 the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans released its report on Bill C-68, the new federal Fisheries Act (the "Act").
24 Jun 2019
Overseas Claims For Foreign Environmental Harm: Vedanta And The Canadian Context
Last month, in Vedanta Resources PLC & Another v. Lungowe & Others, the UK Supreme Court allowed Zambian citizens to proceed with a claim in the UK against a UK-based mining company
19 Jun 2019
Making Producers Pay - From Product Stewardship To Innovative EPR Programs
Product and packaging waste is increasingly drawing public attention across the globe. This stems, in part, from a growing awareness of massive plastic pollution accumulation zones in our oceans
18 Jun 2019
The Committee On Climate Change's Recommendations For The Net Zero Economy
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its eagerly-anticipated advice to the UK Government on the UK's long-term climate change targets and has made a series of bold recommendations
16 May 2019
Packaging Laws In The UK Are Changing - We've Got It Wrapped
The Government has announced four separate consultations all aimed at reducing single-use plastic packaging. We've summarised the key issues that you and your business need to know.
7 May 2019
Third Time's A Charm For Alberta Regulator: How The SCC Decision In Redwater Could Change The Role Of Environmental Orders In Ontario Insolvency Proceedings
The potential conflict between federal insolvency law and provincial environmental law that came to a head in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Ltd ("Redwater") was settled by the Supreme Court
13 Mar 2019
Ontario Reveals The Details About Its Performance Standards For Large Industrial Emitters
On February 12th 2019, Ontario announced its proposed plan to reduce greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions, the Industrial Emissions Performance Standards Program ("EPS").[1]
26 Feb 2019
Six Weeks To Go Until Brexit: What's Going To Happen To Environmental Law?
The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union at 11pm on 29 March 2019.
20 Feb 2019
What If A River Runs Through It? Water Flow As Habitat In The New Fisheries Act
Bill C-68 is currently before the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, and includes this provision.
18 Feb 2019
Federal Court Quashes Federal Policy Allowing Transfer Of Salmon Into Fish Farms Without Testing For Contagious Virus Or Consulting With Indigenous Peoples
On Feb. 4, 2019, the Federal Court issued its reasons for judgment regarding certain decisions made by the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard.
14 Feb 2019
Still "Open For Business" – Amendments To Growth Plan, A Regional Review, And The Defeat Of Bill 66
The Province of Ontario recently announced three major initiatives which have the potential to result in additional significant changes to the new land use planning regime ...
7 Feb 2019
UK Clean Air Strategy 2019 - Issues For Business
Putting aside the day-job of Brexit preparations, the Government has issued yet another strategy document, demonstrating its green credentials.
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22 Jan 2019
The Government Publishes A New Waste And Resources Strategy For England
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) published its strategy for waste and resources in England earlier today. Part of the Government's ambition to move towards a circular
21 Dec 2018
One Person's Trash Is The New Government's Treasure: The Ontario Government Stays The Course On Waste Management In The "Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan"
On November 29, 2018, Ontario's new Progressive Conservative government released "Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan" (the Plan).
7 Dec 2018
Climate Change Regulatory Update: The "Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan" — More Carrots, Fewer Sticks And A Dash Of Sunlight
On November 29, 2018, the Government of Ontario released its Plan, "Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan" (the Plan).
7 Dec 2018
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