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27 Sep 2012 By

Organizing Renewable Energy Community Power Projects

This Friday, September 28, the Climate Change Lawyers Network (CCLN) will be hosting a session for anyone interested in the encouraging renewable energy community power projects. Presented in coordination with the Ontario Non-Profit Network, the session is a great opportunity to learn more a…

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27 Sep 2012 By

How will Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 work for designated projects?

According to the Conservatives, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) will streamline the EA process, avoid duplication and consolidate responsibility for [EA] to three agencies instead of 40.[1] These three agencies are the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the…

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25 Sep 2012 By

Dianne again in International Who's Who Environment Lawyers

The 2012 edition of The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers will be distributed at next week’s International Bar Association annual conference in Dublin, Ireland. 627 environmental lawyers across the world will be included in this year’s edition, including our ow…

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24 Sep 2012 By

Inco awarded $1,766,000 in costs for contamination class action

Justice J. R. Henderson of the Ontario Superior Court has awarded Inco $1,766,000 in legal costs arising from the Smith v. Inco nickel contamination class action  in  Port Colborne, Ontario. This is less than a quarter of Inco’s actual legal costs, which exceeded $5,340,000 after certi…

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20 Sep 2012 By ,

Suing an Employer for Work Injuries: Lawsuits Vs. Workers’ Compensation

Ontario’s workers’ compensation legislation exists to provide workers with benefits if they are hurt during the course of their employment.  The scheme is meant to efficiently and quickly replace the remedy a worker could receive from a lawsuit.  Workers are entitled to workers’ compensation…

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