Oil, dissent, and environment
Many Canadians are horrified by the knee-capping of environmental charities, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the Fisheries Act in last week’s Federal Budget. These are changes that will really matter.View the post titled Oil, dissent, and environment
Creative sentencing- brilliant or cheap?
The same debate recurs every few years: Are “creative” alternatives to conventional fines a brilliant innovation? Or just another way for corporate polluters to get off cheaply?View the post titled Creative sentencing- brilliant or cheap?
Are Family Members Entitled to Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
When asked, “are family members entitled to damages in a personal injury lawsuit?” the answer is generally, yes. Family members can be burdened with extraordinary challenges when a loved one is seriously injured or killed. The law in Ontario recognizes this, and grants certain rights to fami…View the post titled Are Family Members Entitled to Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
The London Free Press features an article that discusses Denise Korpan being appointed a justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Family Division.
To view the article, please click here.View the post titled The London Free Press features an article that discusses Denise Korpan being appointed a justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Family Division.
Winnipeg Consensus on clean energy policy
The overwhelming re-election of Alison Redford as Premier of Alberta last week has given a boost to the clean energy policy ambitions of the Winnipeg Consensus.View the post titled Winnipeg Consensus on clean energy policy
Do we still have federal Environmental Assessment?
Resource project proponents should find it quicker, easier and cheaper to get permission to build what they want, with far less interference from the federal government, or those pesky environmental groups. The courts will eventually tell us whether they can so easily dispose of oppositio…View the post titled Do we still have federal Environmental Assessment?
Smith v. Inco: leave to appeal refused
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused Ellen Smith leave to appeal from the crushing dismissal of her class action against Inco. No reasons were given. Her lawyers now face a difficult hearing to determine how large a cheque they will have to write to Inco to pay for its legal costs, at tri…View the post titled Smith v. Inco: leave to appeal refused
OCA agrees: Ministry of Everything
When fly-rock from a blasting site hits a house, is that a “discharge” of a “contaminant” that must be immediately reported to the Ministry of the Environment Spills Action Centre? Ontario’s Court of Appeal says “yes”.View the post titled OCA agrees: Ministry of Everything
Easier approvals for renewable energy
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) is proposing regulatory amendments to O.Reg. 359/09 under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and to Reg. 334 under the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) to streamline the regulatory process for renewable energy projects as part of the response to th…View the post titled Easier approvals for renewable energy
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