Peter Dillon will be one of two distinguished Plenary Session speakers addressing “Complex Disclosure Issues Under Canadian Law” at the upcoming Ontario Bar Association Annual Franchise Law Conference.
The conference will take place on November 2, 2011 in Toronto.Continue reading the post titled Peter Dillon will be one of two distinguished Plenary Session speakers addressing “Complex Disclosure Issues Under Canadian Law” at the upcoming Ontario Bar Association Annual Franchise Law Conference.
Endangered species- what will MNR actually do?
The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has started work on government response statements, now that recovery strategies for eleven endangered species have been finalized, as required by the Endangered Species Act, 2007: See EBR Registry Number: 011-2480.Continue reading the post titled Endangered species- what will MNR actually do?
Drat those barrels
Tonda Construction Limited was fined $25,000 and Nethercott Excavating Limited was fined $8,000, because an unlicenced hauler took old barrels and contaminated soils for (otherwise) lawful disposal.Continue reading the post titled Drat those barrels
Guidance re surplus construction soil
Looking for some good precedents on careful management of surplus soil from construction sites? The European Union Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98 EC) requires that all surplus soil from all construction sites be treated as waste, whether contaminated or not, but several jurisdi…Continue reading the post titled Guidance re surplus construction soil
How fish farms can hurt wild salmon
Here in Ontario, we are hearing almost nothing from the British Columbia Cohen Commission inquiry into the decline of sockeye salmon, whose final report will not be released until next June. It was therefore fascinating, and horrifying, to discover Alexandra Morton’s blog on the eviden…Continue reading the post titled How fish farms can hurt wild salmon
New Industrial Waste Surcharge Agreements – fair?
The City of Toronto is demanding that local industries sign a draconian new form of 2012 Waste Discharge Agreement, to come into force on January 1, 2012. Unfortunately, the proposed agreement could seriously prejudice any organization that signs it. For example, it gives the City the right …Continue reading the post titled New Industrial Waste Surcharge Agreements – fair?
Grassy Narrows victory and renewable energy
The Grassy Narrows First Nation has won an important legal victory, affecting Ontario lands north of the English River, the “Keewatin Lands”. After 11 years of litigation, they have succeeded in obtaining a ruling that the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) had no right to issue fores…Continue reading the post titled Grassy Narrows victory and renewable energy
Statoil to plead guilty to oilsands offences
Statoil, the 2/3 state-owned Norwegian oil company, is well known for promising to develop the oil sands sustainably. This fall, it will plead guilty to charges relating to its Alberta oil sands project.Continue reading the post titled Statoil to plead guilty to oilsands offences
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