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Published on: 27 Apr 2017 By

Federal EA Panel Releases its Recommendations for Reform

Earlier this month, after several months of consultations, the expert panel that was established to review Canada’s federal environmental assessment processes (the “Panel”) released its findings in a report entitled Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada. The Pa…

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Published on: 20 Apr 2017 By

Case Commentary: Bernstein v Peoples Trust Company, 2017 ONSC 752

A recent decision certifying a class action for prepaid payment cards demonstrates the potential of Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act and the limits of creative technical arguments at the threshold certification stage. Case Background Bernstein v Peoples Trust Company is a class action regar…

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Published on: 18 Apr 2017 By

Can a landlord be sued for historical contamination potentially caused by its tenant?

A recent decision on a summary judgement motion underscores the difficulty inherent in suing a landlord for contamination caused by its tenant. In Sorban Investments Ltd v Litwack, 2017 ONSC 706, several Defendants successfully brought a motion for summary judgement dismissing the plaintiff’…

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Published on: 12 Apr 2017 By

Des Moines Water Works sues County for Agricultural Runoff

The Storm Lake Times, a small family-run Iowa newspaper, won a 2017 Pulitzer Price award for its coverage of issues associated with farm pollution from local agricultural companies and the failure of the County to control the agricultural runoff in the area. The Storm Lake Times covered how …

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Published on: 7 Apr 2017 By

Ontario’s First Cap and Trade Program Auction

On April 3, 2017 Ontario announced the results of its first auction of greenhouse gas emissions allowances (GHG Auction) that was held March 22, 2017. The cap and trade program has a market cycle consisting of compliance periods. In each compliance period there are emission allowance distrib…

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Published on: 7 Apr 2017 By

Ontario’s First Cap and Trade Program Auction

On April 3, 2017 Ontario announced the results of its first auction of greenhouse gas emissions allowances (GHG Auction) that was held March 22, 2017. The cap and trade program has a market cycle consisting of compliance periods. In each compliance period there are emission allowance distrib…

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