Professional ethics in a changing climate?
West Coast Environmental Law’s new report, Professionals and Climate Change: How professional associations can get serious about global warming, challenges the self-regulating professions to clearly define their members’ ethical obligation that the members of professional organizations owe t…Continue reading the post titled Professional ethics in a changing climate?
Legal Feeds, the Blog of Canadian Lawyer & Law Times refers to David Broad’s recent appointment to the Ontario Superior Court bench.
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Big wastewater fines
Town Line Processing Limited (TLP), a related company and their directors have been fined $159,375 for breaching a Provincial Officers Order to clean up their wastewater lagoons.Continue reading the post titled Big wastewater fines
Siskinds is pleased to announce that David Broad has been appointed as a Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice at Kitchener effective January 1, 2012.
We are very excited for David and this wonderful opportunity and thank him for his years of partnership, friendship and collegiality. To view the press release, please click here.Continue reading the post titled Siskinds is pleased to announce that David Broad has been appointed as a Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice at Kitchener effective January 1, 2012.
Smith v Inco appeal application
Kirk Baert has kindly permitted us to post his Application to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Smith v. Inco. This was the first environmental contamination class action in Canada tried on its merits. The Appeal Court’s dec…Continue reading the post titled Smith v Inco appeal application
More Expensive is Not Always Better.
More expensive is not always better, according to this article questioning the real value of the premium legal fees charged by Bay Street law firms. The quality of advice and level of expertise may be equally good in firms outside Toronto, according to in-house counsel. http://clblistserv.c…Continue reading the post titled More Expensive is Not Always Better.
Drinking water and "contamination"
Eric Hood of Golder Associates Ltd. notes that municipal drinking water often doesn’t meet Ontario’s contaminated site cleanup standards, with potentially serious consequences for cleanups:Continue reading the post titled Drinking water and "contamination"
Is Alberta greenwashing its greenhouse gas emissions?
Alberta frequently claims to be “greening” its dirty, fossil-fuel industries: coal and oil sands. One major, much-vaunted initiative is the Greenhouse Gas emission systemContinue reading the post titled Is Alberta greenwashing its greenhouse gas emissions?
Did anything happen at Durban?
I am profoundly depressed by the thicket of verbiage coming out of Durban about climate change. So countries promise to agree to promise to do what they promise (if everyone else does too). Great. The Kyoto Protocol was supposed to be legally binding too, but there have been no meaningful co…Continue reading the post titled Did anything happen at Durban?
The MOVE Toronto Charrette
For some exciting, detailed thinking about how greening the Greater Toronto Area could actually work, focussing on transportation, read the handbook from the MOVE! Charrette, held recently at Evergreen’s Brickworks. Congratulations to all concerned.Continue reading the post titled The MOVE Toronto Charrette
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