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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

Injunction preserves NWT land and water boards Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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The creation of a “superboard” to manage land and water issues over a large swath of the Northwest Territories has been thwarted, at least for the moment, by an injunction granted by the Northwest Territories Supreme Court.
3/6/2015 | Full Story

Medical marihuana in the workplace Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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2/28/2015 | Full Story

GHG emitters to pay for climate change costs? Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Source: www.ecolog.com Daily News
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
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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
Source: www.hazmatmag.com Daily News
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
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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

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