Federal contaminated sites
In the 2012 Spring Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, the Commissioner focuses on the relationship between economic growth and environmental protection, the continuing debate often misdescribed as “jobs versus the environment.” He again concludes that…Continue reading the post titled Federal contaminated sites
Now You Too Can Be An Employment Lawyer!
Or maybe not. But there is a new resource that is freely available to anyone with access to the internet which provides interesting reading for anyone with an interest in employment law. CanLII (it’s short for the “Canadian Legal Information Institute”) maintains a searchable database of ca…Continue reading the post titled Now You Too Can Be An Employment Lawyer!
New rules on soil movement
Ontario has struggled for many years to provide clear, consistent, effective rules to govern the huge amount of soil that contractors move from place to place. Is it a product? a waste? Where can it go? How clean is clean? There is so much confusion that municipalities, such as Clarington, a…Continue reading the post titled New rules on soil movement
Low Carbon Policies
Interested in some really good thinking on low carbon policies, that might help lead to the future that Amory Lovins describes? Katie Sullivan of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) offers :Continue reading the post titled Low Carbon Policies
The Latest on Overtime Class Actions
There has been lots of press coverage respecting a number of class actions by employees who claim that they have been improperly denied overtime pay. The reality is that actions by individual employees are unlikely to be commenced as the legal fees relative to the potential recovery make su…Continue reading the post titled The Latest on Overtime Class Actions
Reinventing Fire: Amory Lovins
Reinventing Fire is Amory Lovins’ new TED talk on a smart 50 year energy plan. He shows how the US (and Canada) can choose to save $5 trillion, improve national security, increase jobs, reduce carbon emissions, and stop subsidizing its enemies by getting off oil and coal. How? Conserv…Continue reading the post titled Reinventing Fire: Amory Lovins
Oil, dissent, and environment
Many Canadians are horrified by the knee-capping of environmental charities, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the Fisheries Act in last week’s Federal Budget. These are changes that will really matter.Continue reading the post titled Oil, dissent, and environment
Winnipeg Consensus on clean energy policy
The overwhelming re-election of Alison Redford as Premier of Alberta last week has given a boost to the clean energy policy ambitions of the Winnipeg Consensus.Continue reading the post titled Winnipeg Consensus on clean energy policy
Do we still have federal Environmental Assessment?
Resource project proponents should find it quicker, easier and cheaper to get permission to build what they want, with far less interference from the federal government, or those pesky environmental groups. The courts will eventually tell us whether they can so easily dispose of oppositio…Continue reading the post titled Do we still have federal Environmental Assessment?
Smith v. Inco: leave to appeal refused
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused Ellen Smith leave to appeal from the crushing dismissal of her class action against Inco. No reasons were given. Her lawyers now face a difficult hearing to determine how large a cheque they will have to write to Inco to pay for its legal costs, at tri…Continue reading the post titled Smith v. Inco: leave to appeal refused