Community solar bonds available
SolarShare is launching a new campaign in response to the recently changed Feed-in Tariff requirements. There is a short window of opportunity to lead Ontario to a clean energy future by securing new FIT contracts and building new community-based projects. Civic minded folks interested in in…View the post titled Community solar bonds available
Organizing Renewable Energy Community Power Projects
This Friday, September 28, the Climate Change Lawyers Network (CCLN) will be hosting a session for anyone interested in the encouraging renewable energy community power projects. Presented in coordination with the Ontario Non-Profit Network, the session is a great opportunity to learn more a…View the post titled Organizing Renewable Energy Community Power Projects
How will Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 work for designated projects?
According to the Conservatives, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) will streamline the EA process, avoid duplication and consolidate responsibility for [EA] to three agencies instead of 40. These three agencies are the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the…View the post titled How will Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 work for designated projects?
Kivalina loses its climate change nuisance case again
The City and Village of Kivalina, population about 400, sits on the tip of a six-mile barrier reef on the northwest coast of Alaska. The residents depend on the sea ice that forms along the coast to shield them from violent storms. Sea ice has consistently declined in recent years – i…View the post titled Kivalina loses its climate change nuisance case again
Dianne again in International Who's Who Environment Lawyers
The 2012 edition of The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers will be distributed at next week’s International Bar Association annual conference in Dublin, Ireland. 627 environmental lawyers across the world will be included in this year’s edition, including our ow…View the post titled Dianne again in International Who's Who Environment Lawyers
Inco awarded $1,766,000 in costs for contamination class action
Justice J. R. Henderson of the Ontario Superior Court has awarded Inco $1,766,000 in legal costs arising from the Smith v. Inco nickel contamination class action in Port Colborne, Ontario. This is less than a quarter of Inco’s actual legal costs, which exceeded $5,340,000 after certi…View the post titled Inco awarded $1,766,000 in costs for contamination class action
Smart regulation: if regulators studied psychology
How would environmental regulation be different if our regulators were up to date on current research in psychology and neuroscience? A leading American legal scholar and member of the Obama Administration, Cass Sunstein, published a detailed analysis in the University of Chicago Law Review.…View the post titled Smart regulation: if regulators studied psychology
Suing an Employer for Work Injuries: Lawsuits Vs. Workers’ Compensation
Ontario’s workers’ compensation legislation exists to provide workers with benefits if they are hurt during the course of their employment. The scheme is meant to efficiently and quickly replace the remedy a worker could receive from a lawsuit. Workers are entitled to workers’ compensation…View the post titled Suing an Employer for Work Injuries: Lawsuits Vs. Workers’ Compensation
Injured at Work? Lawsuits and Workers’ Compensation. Know the Difference New Article By Maciej Piekosz
Maciej Piekosz discusses what you need to consider when deciding whether to claim WSIA benefits or to “elect” to sue a third party when injured at work. Read the full article here.View the post titled Injured at Work? Lawsuits and Workers’ Compensation. Know the Difference New Article By Maciej Piekosz
Great Shoreline Cleanup
Our team was part of the Great Shoreline Cleanup last weekend- picking up trash along Toronto’s lovely waterfront. We had a great time, and cleaned up more than 30 kilograms of filth from near Sunnyside Beach. Next year, will you join us? Thank you to Jessica Yuan for the photo.View the post titled Great Shoreline Cleanup
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