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Published on: 8 May 2013 By

Some Alberta oil sands monitoring data now public

Access to some federal and provincial environmental monitoring data on air, water, land and biodiversity in the oil sands is now available through an online data portal (www.JointOilSandsMonitoring.ca). The portal is a result of the Joint Canada–Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Moni…

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Published on: 2 May 2013 By

Kawartha Lakes appeal heard by Court of Appeal

The City of Kawartha Lakes has appealed to the Ontario Court of Appeal from a Ministry of the Environment Order, which imposed cleanup liability on the City for contamination it did not cause. The City argues that the MOE should have imposed those cleanup costs on the polluters, meaning eith…

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Published on: 1 May 2013 By

Did Conservatives mislead country on environmental assessment "delays"?

Canada’s environmental review process for projects such as oil and gas pipelines did not have backlogs or other unreasonable delays that would justify the timelines imposed by the federal government last year, according to a study in the respected Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aqua…

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Published on: 29 Apr 2013 By

Understanding Environmental Regulation Structure in Canada

In the first environmental blog Paula Lombardi of Siskinds outlines the responsibilities of the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments in environmental law.  Paula reviews the statutory regime in Ontario and outlines strict liability offences and its impact on companies.Understanding …

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