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City of Toronto defers decision on streamlined risk assessments Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Source: www.hazmatmag.com Daily News
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
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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

Protect your business against criminal negligence by going beyond due diligence, lawyers say Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Bill C-45 is emerging as a force requiring employers to move beyond due diligence to ensure workplace safety protection.
4/30/2014 | Full Story

Quebec court approves fracking permit, despite municipal bylaws Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Source: www.ecolog.com Daily News
A Quebec court has granted permission for exploration company Petrolia Inc. to frack for oil near homes in rural Gaspé, despite a municipal bylaw against drilling in the community.
2/14/2014 | Full Story

Quebec attempts again to amend Mining Act Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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On Thursday, December 5, 2013, Martine Ouellet, the Quebec Minister of Natural Resources, tabled Bill 70, the Mining Amendment Act. Bill 70 is the fourth and latest installment in a long line of attempts to reform Quebec’s mining...
12/23/2013 | Full Story

Quebec Bill 70 adopted Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Although Parliamentary review of Bill 70 was limited, certain aspects of the Bill were modified before it was passed. For instance, the formalities for obtaining a certificate of authorization under the Environment Quality Act may be...
12/23/2013 | Full Story

Last directors standing: expanding scope of directors' and officers' environmental liability in Northstar Aerospace case Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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In the recent case of Baker et al. v. Director, Ministry of the Environment, a number of former directors and officers of Northstar Aerospace, Inc. (Northstar) and its parent Northstar Aerospace (Canada) Inc. (Northstar Canada) found themselves...
11/30/2013 | Full Story

Establishing environmental damages: key case law principles Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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How damages are assessed in the environmental law context has been a bit of a “moving target” over the last decade but there are a few key principles that emerge when one takes a closer look at the case law.
10/31/2013 | Full Story

Ontario's enviro-watchdog snarls over ministries' use of Environmental Registry Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Source: www.ecolog.com Daily News
For the second year running, Ontario’s enviro-watchdog has berated the province over its failure to resolve issues with the Environmental Registry, a public tool for participating in environmental reviews and legislative processes.
10/11/2013 | Full Story

Levels of decontamination: courts favour pragmatic approach Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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On June 12, 2013, the Québec Superior Court rendered a major decision on environmental liability: Gestion Marc Ménard inc. c. Opérations Pétroles Irving ltée1 (in French only) (Ménard c. Irving). The...
9/30/2013 | Full Story

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