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Published on: 24 Jan 2013 By

First source protection plan approved under Clean Water Act

Source water protection is finally coming into force in Ontario. Nearly 13 years after the Walkerton water tragedy, Ontario has approved its first Source Water Protection Plan under the Clean Water Act. The Lakehead Source Protection Plan for the Thunder Bay area is the first  legally bindin…

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Published on: 23 Jan 2013 By

Conference Board ranks Canada’s environmental performance: poor

According to the Conference Board of Canada, Canada ranks 15th of the 17 OECD countries in its environmental performance, mostly due to waste and overconsumption of water and energy. “Canada receives a “C” grade on environmental performance… Canada’s success in improving its envi…

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Published on: 22 Jan 2013 By

Equivalent wetland dedication is expropriation?

The Quebec Court of Appeal will soon decide an appeal on whether applications to destroy wetlands can be required to dedicate offsetting lands to become protected areas. However, the trial decision has already been overruled by the National Assembly. In Atocas de l’érable inc. c. Québe…

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Published on: 17 Jan 2013 By

Climate change burns while governments fiddle

Everywhere I look, I see galloping evidence of climate change. Last weekend, southern Ontario watched ski trails and ice rinks melt under the onslaught of record high temperatures and heavy rain. Spring perennials and bulbs were blooming in Toronto gardens, blooms that will be destroyed for …

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