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Published on: 19 Jul 2017 By

Individual and Construction Companies Fined $95,000 for Illegal Waste Disposal

On June 21, 2017, SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc., Dragodos Canada Inc., and EllisDon Corporation pled guilty and were fined for: generating liquid industrial waste, permitting the waste to leave their control with a non-approved waste transportation contractor, and, failing to compl…

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Published on: 14 Jul 2017 By

$2.5 million in fines issued in relation to large diesel spill

In the latest of a string of federal environmental prosecutions leading to significant fines against corporate offenders, Canadian National Railway Company (“CN”) has been fined $2.5 million after pleading guilty to committing a number of infractions under the Fisheries Act and under the Can…

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Published on: 10 Jul 2017 By

The federal government’s proposed approach to reforming Canada’s environmental laws

The federal government has released a discussion paper outlining aspects of the approach it proposes to take to implement planned reforms to Canada’s environmental laws. It is inviting comments from the public until August 28, 2017. We’ve previously written about the progress of these reform…

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Published on: 22 Jun 2017 By

Is Canada closer to recognizing a legal right to a healthy environment?

The federal parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development has released a report resulting from its review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). The standing committee has recommended that a right to a healthy environment be included in forthcoming…

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Published on: 16 Jun 2017 By

3-month Jail Time for Illegally Trafficking Iguanas

An Ontario man was sentenced to three months jail in New Brunswick for illegally trafficking threatened iguanas. The individual, who is from Thornhill, Ontario, was sentenced in Fredericton Provincial Court to concurrently serve two three-month jail terms after pleading guilty to one count o…

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Published on: 9 Jun 2017 By

Environmental Commissioner examines municipal water use, energy consumption, and climate change

The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario has published her Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, entitled Every Drop Counts (the “Report”). The Report focuses on the nexus between water and energy and finding ways to reduce municipal consumption of both in Ontario. The Report focuses …

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Published on: 2 Jun 2017 By

Changes to Ontario municipal laws now in effect and increase municipal powers to combat climate change

Bill 68—the Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017—received royal assent on May 30, 2017, so is now officially in force. As we previously reported, Bill 68 introduces a host of changes to several key municipal statutes: the Municipal Act, 2001 (“Municipal Act”); City of Toront…

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