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BCSC holds BC cannot hand off environmental assessment decision-making authority on Northern Gateway Pipeline Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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In a decision issued on January 13, 2016, the British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) held that the provincial government cannot abdicate its responsibility to decide whether to issue an Environmental Assessment Certificate (Certificate) for the...
1/27/2016 | Full Story

'Polluter pays' principle reinforced by BC Court of Appeal Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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In British Columbia (B.C.) and many other jurisdictions, the environmental regulatory regime is predicated on the concept of “polluter pays”.
12/23/2015 | Full Story

Ontario releases details on proposed cap-and-trade program Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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On November 16, 2015, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) posted details about Ontario’s proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade program to the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Registry (EBR...
11/30/2015 | Full Story

Reinforcing need for scientifically robust data, good faith consultations: BC fracking water licence revoked Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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On September 3, 2015, the British Columbia (B.C.) Environmental Appeal Board revoked a water licence issued by the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to Nexen Inc. in May 2012 for the withdrawal of up to 2.5 million...
10/31/2015 | Full Story

(I'm) still standing: a look at public interest standing in environmental matters Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Across Canada, regulatory agencies are increasingly having to balance public interest concerns with the efficient use of decision-making resources, particularly within the context of resource development projects. As a result, public...
8/20/2015 | Full Story

Quebec tables Green Paper on the modernization of its environmental authorization regime Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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re-published with permission
7/31/2015 | Full Story

Ontario MOECC Order seeks to extend liability for contaminated sites to real estate professionals Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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In a case currently before the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT), the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is once again pushing the boundaries of liability for contaminated sites in Ontario.
5/31/2015 | Full Story

Communication key to managing workplace mental health issues Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Creating a culture of openness and communication in which employees feel safe in approaching their manager is the first step in successfully managing mental health issues in the workplace. 
5/31/2015 | Full Story

Snapshot of fracking's regulatory framework across Canada Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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In Canada, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas is generally regulated under existing federal and provincial oil and gas laws. Fracking’s environmental issues, such as water taking, waste disposal, and discharges of contaminants...
4/30/2015 | Full Story

Ontario moving forward with anti-SLAPP legislation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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On December 1, 2014, Ontario’s Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur re-introduced legislation to address strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPPs. Ontario’s original anti-SLAPP legislation (Bill 83) was put forward...
3/31/2015 | Full Story

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