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COLUMN: Perceptions of Canada's green economy performance COLUMN: Perceptions of Canada's green economy performance
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Fracking dealt a blow in New Brunswick, Quebec Fracking dealt a blow in New Brunswick, Quebec
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Lima Climate Talks End With Agreement, But Major Work Left to Forge 2015 Pact Lima Climate Talks End With Agreement, But Major Work Left to Forge 2015 Pact
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BC's approval of Site C dam the beginning of long battle
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World's cities assert leadership in battle against climate change
The world’s cities now have access to a single standard for greenhouse gas emissions. The Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) was unveiled during the UN climate change conference in Lima,...
12/12/2014 | Full Story

Ottawa slams the door to aquatic invasive species
The federal government has drafted a regulation to close Canada’s borders – not to undocumented migrants or hordes of refugees, but to aquatic invasive species. Aquatic invasive species currently established in Canada, things like...
12/12/2014 | Full Story

Bisphenol A is Safe for Approved Uses in Food Containers, Packaging, FDA Says
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Environment Canada will match US HFC bans
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Court tosses out Yukon government's plan for Peel Watershed
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BC First Nation drafts its own mining rules
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Lima Climate Talks Begin With Optimism, Fresh Challenges Facing World Leaders
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Ontario arbitrator backs municipalities over Blue Box funding
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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc fined $65,000 after worker's arm fractured Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Samuel, Son & Co, Ltd fined $70,000 after worker injured Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Colortech Inc fined $80,000 after worker permanently injured from severe burns Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Total fine of $420,000 for subway construction death, injury, safety violation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Comment deadline on second phase of NS's consolidation of oh&s regs extended Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Quebec proposing new safety requirements for work above or near water Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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NOVA SCOTIA - Occupational health and safety legislation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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ONTARIO - Occupational health and safety legislation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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MANITOBA - Occupational health and safety legislation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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ALBERTA - Occupational health and safety legislation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Occupational health and safety legislation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Ontario MOL consulting widely on prevention programs Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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EHScompliance.ca Nov Issue

Sask Environmental Code relying on results, not processes
Saskatchewan has finally begun rolling out its long-awaited environmental code, an omnibus regulation that will free the regulated community to develop effective solutions to meet results-based requirements. (See also the January, 2012 issue of...
11/30/2014 | Full Story

Ont to develop Pollinator Health Action Plan, regulate neonics
Ontario is moving quickly to limit the use of three specific agricultural pesticides: imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin. The three are in the class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or neonics, and have been implicated in an...
11/30/2014 | Full Story

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Convictions

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc fined $65,000 after worker's arm fractured Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. was fined $65,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after a worker’s arm, caught in a moving production line, was fractured.
11/30/2014 | Full Story

Samuel, Son & Co, Ltd fined $70,000 after worker injured Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., also known as GO Packaging, was fined $70,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after a worker caught in machinery was seriously injured.
11/30/2014 | Full Story

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Legal Commentary

GHG emitters to pay for climate change costs?
Canada’s top greenhouse gas emitters (GHG) could find themselves picking up the tab for the costs of climate change if current legal trends are any indication, according to a provocative new paper from West Coast Environmental Law and the...
10/17/2014 | Full Story

Tsilhqot'in Aboriginal title decision: implications Log In or Subscribe to View Article
The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 (Tsilhqot’in) determined that a wide tract of land in central British Columbia is owned by the plaintiff First Nation holding...
9/30/2014 | Full Story

EDITOR's PICK: Negligence claim proceeds against XCG consultant Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Negligence claims continue to multiply against environmental consultants accused of failing to clean up contaminated sites. The Ontario Superior Court recently allowed a professional negligence lawsuit to go ahead against an Ontario...
7/31/2014 | Full Story

City of Toronto defers decision on streamlined risk assessments Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Environmental consultants will have to wait another month for a decision from Toronto city council about rejecting modified generic risk assessments (MGRA) for contaminated lands, as recommended by the City’s Public Works and...
7/25/2014 | Full Story

Proposed rules for exploration work on Anticosti Island Log In or Subscribe to View Article
On June 9, 2014, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources published in the Gazette officielle du Québec a draft Minister’s Order setting out the conditions on which exploration work for petroleum and natural gas may be...
6/30/2014 | Full Story

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Case Studies

Inadequate Due Diligence Left Bank Liable for $2.3 Million in Damages, Attorney Says
A recent case in California illustrates the importance of banks “fully understanding the costs potentially associated with a property before they either close the loan or take title,” an environmental attorney told Bloomberg BNA...
11/28/2014 | Full Story

STUDY: Canada's drinking water contaminated by excreted drugs Log In or Subscribe to View Article

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Small appliance repair beaten down by throwaway culture Log In or Subscribe to View Article

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Finnish researcher finds success using fungal remediation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
White-rot fungus, mostly known for its ability to decay forest wood, can be used as a low-cost cleanser for contaminated soils, a Finnish researcher has found. 
6/26/2014 | Full Story

VIDEOS: Sneak peek at Toronto's East Bayfront condo remediation Log In or Subscribe to View Article

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