Company breaches order, director goes to jail
The sole corporate officer and director of Green Diesel Canada Ltd. has gone to jail, because his company breached a court order to pay restitution for illegal dumping. In 2013, Green Diesel Canada Ltd. had been convicted of several charges, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act, for …View the post titled Company breaches order, director goes to jail
Fisheries Act convictions for discharging drinking water
Two Alberta construction companies have been convicted under the Fisheries Act for rupturing municipal water mains, discharging chlorinated drinking water into storm sewers and fish habitat. Treated municipal drinking water is harmful to fish, which is why it cannot be used as is in aquarium…View the post titled Fisheries Act convictions for discharging drinking water
New study of franchise territories – it’s not law, but still interesting
By Peter Dilon for AdvocateDaily.com A recent study conducted by Franchisegrade.com of the scope and extent of territorial protection granted by U.S. franchisors is of interest to anyone practicing in this area, whether for franchisors or franchisees. The study used as its source 654 franchi…View the post titled New study of franchise territories – it’s not law, but still interesting
Purchaser of contaminated site loses case against own lawyer
Mr. Yang was satisfied with the extent of his knowledge about the environmental condition of the property, and, notwithstanding the advice of his counsel, was unwilling to conduct any further investigationsView the post titled Purchaser of contaminated site loses case against own lawyer
Enbridge Kalamazoo oil spill: State consent order
How are major oil spill claims handled in the US? For a fascinating glimpse across the border, Enbridge-consent-judgment is a copy of the multimillion dollar consent order between the State of Michigan and Enbridge over the billion dollar, three-million-litre oil spill into wetlands and the …View the post titled Enbridge Kalamazoo oil spill: State consent order
True 50% funding for 2015 Blue Box Steward Obligation
Municipal Blue Box programs will receive 50% of their verified costs again for 2015, just as required by section 25(5) of the Ontario Waste Diversion Act.View the post titled True 50% funding for 2015 Blue Box Steward Obligation
Liability for delays in issuing environmental permits?
Can the government be liable for financial damages, when they refuse environmental permits for unreasonable reasons, or cause an unreasonable delay in issuing a permit? YesView the post titled Liability for delays in issuing environmental permits?
Creative sentence for Ontario concrete company
A Sudbury ready mix concrete company, Rainbow Concrete Industries Ltd., pleaded guilty to one count under s. 30 of the Ontario Water Resources Act, for discharging concrete waste water into a Sudbury creek, and received a creative sentence plus a fine. This is good news. Creative sentences, …View the post titled Creative sentence for Ontario concrete company
New neonic pesticide controls in Ontario
On July 1, 2015, new regulatory requirements for the sale and use of neonicotinoid-treated seeds in Ontario will start to come into effect, to protect bird and bee health. Ontario wants to reduce the number of acres planted with neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed by 80 per cent by 2…View the post titled New neonic pesticide controls in Ontario
Anti-fracking and Great Lakes Bills to Committee
The Ontario Legislature rose for the summer on June 4, with two environmental proposed environmental laws having received second reading, but awaiting Committee review and public hearings. The third environmental law, Bill 52, Protection of Public Participation Act, 2015 (anti-SLAPP) has bee…View the post titled Anti-fracking and Great Lakes Bills to Committee
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