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Published on: 17 Feb 2017 By

Ontario Announces Continuation of Offshore Wind Turbine Moratorium

Ontario announced earlier this week that it would be extending its moratorium on offshore wind turbine projects. The province had initially announced the moratorium back in 2011. The government has indicated that it requires further research before authorizing the development of off-shore wi…

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Published on: 10 Feb 2017 By

National Energy Board Hearings for Energy East Starting Over

A month and a half after Minister Carr appointed three new panel members to the National Energy Board, the Energy East pipeline review will be starting over from the beginning. We reported in December that the Minister appointed the new members to the Board following the recusal of the forme…

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Published on: 30 Jan 2017 By

Proposed New Charge to Water Bottling Facilities

On January 18, 2017 the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (“Ministry”) posted on the Environmental Registry for a 60 day review and comment period a regulation proposing a regulatory charge on water bottling facilities. The proposed charge would apply to water bottling facilitie…

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Published on: 26 Jan 2017 By

The Vexing Problem Of Limitations In Environmental Cases Rises Again

Last August, we reported on recent case law dealing with the difficult question of how to determine limitation periods in environmental claims. In the January 2017 Court of Appeal decision of Crombie Property Holdings Limited v. McColl-Frontenac Inc., the court overturned the trial court’s d…

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Published on: 16 Jan 2017 By

Citizen Can’t Seek Damages for Alleged Breach of Charter Rights by Alberta Energy Board

A year after hearing the case, four out of nine judges of the Supreme Court of Canada have ruled in Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator that Ms. Ernst cannot make a claim for an alleged breach of her freedom of speech Charter rights by the Alberta Energy Regulator (“Board”). Further, the judge…

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