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Published on: 28 Apr 2015 By

Ostrander Point wind project goes back to Tribunal

The Ontario Court of Appeal has reinstated the decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal on the Ostrander Point wind farm: The Renewable Energy Approval as issued by the Director (Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change) should not be upheld as issued, because of the harm that the…

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Published on: 27 Apr 2015 By

MOE Cleanup Order is of Concern to the Real Estate Industry

The Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”) has before it a series of related cases about a cleanup order issued by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”). The MOECC concluded that solvents in a roadside ditch draining into a local watercourse and Lake Erie originated at …

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Published on: 21 Apr 2015 By

Oslo Principles on Climate Change: Governments are Breaching Legal Duties

A group of preeminent international jurists  have put together a series of legal principles, called the Oslo Principles on Global Obligations to Reduce Climate Change. These principles demonstrate that the governments of the world are breaching their legal duties to their citizens, by doing …

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Published on: 20 Apr 2015 By , ,

A Decade of Competition Law Class Actions: From Chadha to the ‘New Trilogy’

Abstract: The brief history of Canadian competition law class actions has been marked by a significant evolution in approach, from hesitancy to acceptance. The debate has focused on the evidentiary standard and the viability of indirect purchaser claims. Early attempts at certification in co…

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Published on: 20 Apr 2015 By

Canadian "recyclables" really waste, rot in Philippines

For two years, 50 shipping containers of Canadian garbage have been expensively rotting in the Philippines, at the expense of Filipinos. The containers were  shipped as recyclable plastic scrap in 2013, but reportedly contained a mixture of plastics with other household wastes, including adu…

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