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Published on: 25 Jan 2008 By

Ontario Moving Towards Ban on Cosmetic Use of Pesticides

Following the lead blazed by the City of Toronto and other municipalities, the Ontario government has promised to adopt “New legislation [to] ban the cosmetic use of pesticides in cities and towns.” Now, until February 17, 2008, it is seeking public comments on how the ban should work.…

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Published on: 24 Jan 2008 By

Computers in Law Offices: Good or Bad for the Environment?

How do computers affect the environmental footprint of law offices?It’s easy to add up the negatives. Computers and their peripherals (printers, modems, cables, hubs, etc.) have large resource demands, pollute indoor air and create hazardous waste. Computers chew up power, paper and ot…

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Published on: 15 Jan 2008 By

Teck Cominco: Applying US Law to Canadians in Canada

  On January 7, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Teck Cominco, a Canadian mining giant, is subject to U.S. pollution laws because Canadian slag washed into U.S. waters. This sets an important precedent for other cross-boundary pollution. For more than 100 years, Teck and its predec…

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Published on: 13 Jan 2008 By

How to get the best environmental advice and win your case

Lexpert’s annual Top 500 Lawyers in Canada has honoured us again. This year, for the very first time, we were also in the gender majority: three of Ontario’s top five environmental lawyers are now women! Well, I suppose it’s about time. And there weren’t any women lis…

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