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Published on: 24 Apr 2009 By

Solicitor client privilege and the Green Energy Act

As hearings wind up on Bill 150 and the Green Energy Act, the Law Society of Upper Canada has made a presentation, bill150-presentation-lsuc on the proposed inspection and enforcement powers. The quaintly named regulator of Ontario lawyers has a standing objection to any search and seizure p…

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Published on: 16 Apr 2009 By

NTREE calls for national carbon pricing and cap and trade

The federally-appointed National Round Table on Environment and Economy has issued an important new report, Achieving 2050: a Carbon Pricing Policy for Canada. According to the NTREE: it is urgent to act decisively, even in the face of current economic turbulence and evolving climate science…

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Published on: 15 Apr 2009 By

How will US GHG reporting rule affect Canada?

If passed in substantially its present form, the US GHG reporting rule will have its largest immediate effects on exports of fossil fuels from Canada to the US. All fossil fuel importers will have to report the total GHGs that will be released when the imported products are burned. (To the p…

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Published on: 14 Apr 2009 By

More questions about the Toxics Reduction Bill

Many Ontario employers have serious concerns about Bill 167, the proposed Toxics Reduction Act. Despite several consultation sessions, significant questions remain unanswered. For example, Why does the Bill allow all three levels of government to regulate a single industry’s use or rel…

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