Thanks to our visitors
Obviously, the word is spreading. More than 1000 unique visitors read our blog in the last four weeks. Welcome! Don’t forget, we’re always open to suggestions for future blog topics. If you have a great court decision or even an intriguing question, do pass them along. And enjoy …View the post titled Thanks to our visitors
What do Polluting Tenants owe their Landlords?
What do polluting tenants owe their landlords? Typically, industrial leases have been interpreted to require polluting tenants to remediate their contamination at the end of the lease.View the post titled What do Polluting Tenants owe their Landlords?
First Nation Wins Case re Pollution on Reserve
Aboriginal issues are increasingly important in all areas of Canadian law and environmental law is no exception. One area of conflict concerns environmentally hazardous activities carried out on reserves, without provincial environmental regulation. Equivalent federal rules are often weak an…View the post titled First Nation Wins Case re Pollution on Reserve
Drugs in our Drinking Water
Scientists have known for decades that low concentrations of drugs are often present in drinking water, but there has not been much published on drugs in the Canadian water supply. A recent study conducted by Servos et al. for Environment Canada’s National Water Research Institute (NWR…View the post titled Drugs in our Drinking Water
An important appeal
On April 9 and 10, the Ontario Divisional Court will hear an important appeal: do applicants for environmental approvals have to do more than meet MOE standards? In Lafarge Canada v. Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal, Lafarge and the Ministry of the Environment will be lined up on one si…View the post titled An important appeal
New Rules on QPs
The MOE has pushed ahead with its regulation to restrict Environmental Site Assessments to professional engineers and geoscientists, as of October, 2009. O. Reg. 66/08 amends the definition of Qualified Person in O. Reg. 153/04. This will exclude agrologists and technologists, who now perfor…View the post titled New Rules on QPs
A determined man with a wrench
One of the classic homeowner nightmares keeps happening: a determined man with a wrench pumps oil into a house long since converted to gas. A recent Ontario case asked: does any liability fall on the person who did the conversion?View the post titled A determined man with a wrench
Are our migratory birds protected?
One of the oldest international environmental treaties is the 1916 Convention between the United States (US) and Great Britain for the Protection of Migratory Birds in the US and Canada. It was adopted after the destruction of the once ubiquitous passenger pigeon, to require each country to …View the post titled Are our migratory birds protected?
The 2007 Ontario budget contained no grand environmental measures, such as BC’s shift from income taxes to carbon taxes. Nor does it tackle any of the large, strategic questions raised by the Environmental Commissioner about how to reconcile population and econimic growth with environm…View the post titled Ontario Budget
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