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Published on: 8 Feb 2018 By

Federal Government Releases Country-Wide Carbon Pricing Framework

The federal government has released draft legislative proposals and regulatory framework outlining how it plans to establish a price for carbon pollution across the country. If implemented, the legislation will create a “backstop” for all provinces that have not created their own system for …

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Published on: 28 Dec 2017 By

Canada to Invest $44.84 Million Towards the Great Lakes Protection Initiative

The International Joint Commission (“IJC”) is a binational organization created under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. The purpose of the IJC is to prevent and resolve disputes relating to the use and quality of boundary waters. The IJC recognizes that each country is affected by the othe…

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Published on: 18 Dec 2017 By

Home Rebate for Climate Change Initiatives

On December 13th the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change announced its initiatives to promote energy-efficient homes. Ontario residents are eligible for rebates on low-carbon, energy-efficient renovations completed on their homes. This new program is under the Green Ontario Fund, …

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Published on: 30 Nov 2017 By

Small Engine Importer Convicted Under The Canadian Environmental Protection Act

A Canadian importer of small engines was recently convicted for violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (“CEPA”). The convictions were under 153(1)(b) and 154 of the Act and require that imported engines conform to certain standards which are set out in the regulations. The crux …

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Published on: 18 Sep 2017 By

Kitchener Company Pleads Guilty to Contravening Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations

On September 7, 2017 a Kitchener company pled guilty and was fined $265,000 for two counts of contravening the Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations, 1998 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The fine will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund and used for environm…

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