How do we understand the minds of others?
How does our brain allow us to understand the mind of others?Continue reading the post titled How do we understand the minds of others?
Scorecard of North American pollution
5.5 billion kilograms of toxic pollutant releases and transfers were reported in 2005. Canadian and US petroleum refineries and bulk storage terminals, alone, release about 7 million kilograms of carcinogens and developmental or reproductive toxicants every year.Continue reading the post titled Scorecard of North American pollution
Drive Clean gets serious- $100,000 fine
Previous Drive Clean fines had tended to be modest, despite the financial incentive to cheat. This $125,000 penalty should make cheating less attractive.Continue reading the post titled Drive Clean gets serious- $100,000 fine
Can municipalities rein in speedboats?
The Québec Court of Appeal will soon hear a fascinating case on the power of municipalities to regulate speedboats.Continue reading the post titled Can municipalities rein in speedboats?
Summer bike train
Watch for us on this summer’s bike train. Saxe Law Office is again a proud sponsor of Bikes+Transit.com, a great way to explore the beautiful Lake Ontario waterfront on two wheels. Wave if you see Dianne on her bright yellow recumbent, with her dog in the basket. We hope to see you all…Continue reading the post titled Summer bike train
Infrastructure P3 builders liable for nuisance
Similar facts could easily arise on many other infrastructure projects across Canada; there is almost always a more expensive alternative that would reduce disruption for nearby residents and businesses. And governments rarely select that alternative.Continue reading the post titled Infrastructure P3 builders liable for nuisance
Not every spill is an offence
The Ontario Court of Justice has acquitted a company that spilled caustic soda on a road, on the grounds that the spill did not cause an adverse effect.Continue reading the post titled Not every spill is an offence
Slow Death by Rubber Duck
People rapidly absorb toxic chemicals from even two days’ exposure to typical consumer products, and governments don't protect us.Continue reading the post titled Slow Death by Rubber Duck
New Approach to Air Reg. 419/05
Ontario hopes to reduce its transaction costs (and, perhaps, to avoid a court challenge to its O.Reg. 419/05) by grouping more than one facility within a sector, and by offering some sectors the option to use technology-based standards instead of points of impingement.Continue reading the post titled New Approach to Air Reg. 419/05
Federal carbon offset system, 2.0
This week, the Conservatives announced a summary of their own carbon offset system and promised more detailed rules in the fall. They look a lot like the ones we almost had in 2005.Continue reading the post titled Federal carbon offset system, 2.0