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Published on: 25 Jan 2010 By

Better ideas about liability, allocation and fairness

Kudos to the Nova Scotia Law Reform Commission for its thoughtful and groundbreaking report on how to encourage redevelopment of contaminated sites. Unlike the recent decision of Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal in Kawartha Lakes, the commission recognizes that uncertain and unf…

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Published on: 21 Jan 2010 By

Better federal environmental assessments coming?

This morning, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in MiningWatch Canada v. Minister of Fisheries and Oceans et al. As you will see, MiningWatch’s appeal has been allowed. The unanimous court ruled that the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act requires government to condu…

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