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We are shocked and devastated by the senseless crime motivated by hatred and racism that was committed in our community on June 6. We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of those who were killed, and wish a full recovery to the surviving young boy who remains in hospital. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim partners, colleagues, clients, friends, and neighbours in rejecting Islamophobia in all forms, and demanding better for our community. Hatred has no place here. It diminishes every one of us. Each of us shares the responsibility for putting an end to it. We recognize that as members of the legal profession, our share of that responsibility is heightened. This unspeakable crime strikes at the very core of the Muslim community’s sense of security and will have a lasting impact. Although this tragedy can never be undone, we believe the goodness in our city will prevail. We commit to be better for each other, to demand better from each other and to share love, kindness and tolerance with one another. We must stand together to build a safer, more inclusive community for all.

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Published on: 18 Jun 2018 By

Doug Ford to cancel Ontario’s cap-and-trade program

Just a little over three months ago, on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 the Ontario government announced that its first venture into the international carbon market was a success. The auction of allowances raised approximately $471 million. The monies raised from the auction are allocated to …

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Published on: 18 May 2018 By

New Oil-and-Gas Sector Regulations for Methane Emissions

On April 26, 2018, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced new regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector by almost half. The purpose of the regulations are to reduce methane emi…

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Published on: 16 May 2018 By

Failure of Treatment System Results in $900,000 Fine

On April 19, 2018 the Mackenzie Pulp Mill Corporation (“Mackenzie Mill”) pled guilty, in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, to violating the provisions of the Fisheries Act. The violation related to the deposit of a deleterious substance on two occasions into water frequented by fish.…

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Published on: 25 Apr 2018 By

Combined EPA/OHSA Fine of $5.3 Million Upheld

The explosions that occurred at a propane facility in Toronto in 2008 are difficult to forget. The explosions resulted in the catastrophic death of a worker, damage to surrounding homes and an area wide evacuation. On appeal an Ontario judge upheld a combined EPA and OHSA fine in the amount …

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Published on: 23 Apr 2018 By

People, Planet, Profit: Corporate Social Responsibility in an Environmentally Conscious Marketplace

While not a new concept, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a driving force in today’s marketplace, influencing the way business is conducted in virtually every industry. Modern businesses are encouraged, by both laws and industry, to engage in practices that extend beyond the …

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Published on: 18 Apr 2018 By

Bill 21: Seeking to Make Fossil Fuel Producers Strictly Liable for Climate Harms in Ontario

Ontario NDP MPP Peter Tabuns has introduced a private bill that seeks to establish statute-based civil liability for climate change against certain private actors. Bill 21 would enact the “Liability for Climate-Related Harms Act, 2018” (the “Act”), making fossil fuel producers strictly liabl…

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Published on: 9 Apr 2018 By

Reform of the Federal Environmental Assessment Regime Under Bill C-69: Many Faces of Critique

Bill C-69, the federal government’s proposal for changing the current environmental assessment regime, is currently at first reading. The Bill proposes to reconfigure the way that potential environmental impacts of a project are evaluated in advance of its approval. The proposed changes are …

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