Lawsuit for noise and odour
Noise and odour are frequent sources of neighbourhood disputes. Sometimes those disputes can be resolved by turning to regulators, such as the Ministry of the Environment or municipal bylaw enforcement officers. Often, however, that isn’t enough. Some then turn to the courts.Continue reading the post titled Lawsuit for noise and odour
Melancthon Mega Quarry to have full EA
Those opposed to public and private projects often request that they be “bumped up” to an individual environmental assessment (EA) under the Environmental Assessment Act. Full individual EAs take a lot of time and money, and are usually considered a major obstacle to the approval…Continue reading the post titled Melancthon Mega Quarry to have full EA
AODA’s Customer Service Standards – Who’s taking charge of compliance in your organization?
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) became law in 2005. As part of that law, every private-sector and not-for-profit organization that provides goods or services to the public or to third parties and that has at least one employee in Ontario must be in compliance …Continue reading the post titled AODA’s Customer Service Standards – Who’s taking charge of compliance in your organization?
Peter Dillon will be one of two distinguished Plenary Session speakers addressing “Complex Disclosure Issues Under Canadian Law” at the upcoming Ontario Bar Association Annual Franchise Law Conference.
The conference will take place on November 2, 2011 in Toronto.Continue reading the post titled Peter Dillon will be one of two distinguished Plenary Session speakers addressing “Complex Disclosure Issues Under Canadian Law” at the upcoming Ontario Bar Association Annual Franchise Law Conference.
Drat those barrels
Tonda Construction Limited was fined $25,000 and Nethercott Excavating Limited was fined $8,000, because an unlicenced hauler took old barrels and contaminated soils for (otherwise) lawful disposal.Continue reading the post titled Drat those barrels
Guidance re surplus construction soil
Looking for some good precedents on careful management of surplus soil from construction sites? The European Union Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98 EC) requires that all surplus soil from all construction sites be treated as waste, whether contaminated or not, but several jurisdi…Continue reading the post titled Guidance re surplus construction soil
Grassy Narrows victory and renewable energy
The Grassy Narrows First Nation has won an important legal victory, affecting Ontario lands north of the English River, the “Keewatin Lands”. After 11 years of litigation, they have succeeded in obtaining a ruling that the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) had no right to issue fores…Continue reading the post titled Grassy Narrows victory and renewable energy
Statoil to plead guilty to oilsands offences
Statoil, the 2/3 state-owned Norwegian oil company, is well known for promising to develop the oil sands sustainably. This fall, it will plead guilty to charges relating to its Alberta oil sands project.Continue reading the post titled Statoil to plead guilty to oilsands offences
Renewable energy approvals
The Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources continue to elaborate their rules for renewable energy approvals, for wind, solar and biomass projects.Continue reading the post titled Renewable energy approvals
How green is my carpet?
Are carpets safe? It depends on the person, on the carpet and on how you look after it.Continue reading the post titled How green is my carpet?