Point-of-sale notice programme coming for Toronto dry cleaners?
The Board of Health of the City of Toronto has recently moved on recommendations from Toronto Public Health to look into ways to increase regulation of dry cleaning operations in the city. The increased restrictions were in response to lobbying efforts from a number of environmental organiza…View the post titled Point-of-sale notice programme coming for Toronto dry cleaners?
Court grants defendant injunction and inspection order to investigate plaintiff’s property
In 2014, Metrus Properties sued Wrigley Canada claiming Wrigley’s neighbouring property had contaminated its property. When Wrigley asked to access the Metrus property to conduct environmental tests, Metrus refused. In April of 2016, the Superior Court of Justice granted an injunction to tem…View the post titled Court grants defendant injunction and inspection order to investigate plaintiff’s property
Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application challenging the validity of federal regulations made …View the post titled Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit
Environmental Law Practice Group Leader, Paula Lombardi will be speaking at the upcoming Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit. Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit Sustainable energy and water use will be the focus of an annual symposium and industry summit host…View the post titled Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit
Court confirms PMRA’s duty to conduct special reviews of pesticides
A recent decision out of the Federal Court has confirmed the federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (“PMRA”) duty to conduct special reviews. More specifically, the PMRA must conduct special reviews of any pest control product containing a special ingredient banned for environmental or …View the post titled Court confirms PMRA’s duty to conduct special reviews of pesticides
Another piece to Ontario’s Climate Change response
On June 8, 2016, Ontario released its Climate Change Action Plan. The plan follows closely on the heels of the introduction of legislation that will put a cap and trade programme into place in the province. The 5-year plan is comprehensive, and hits on many of the same concerns as the Enviro…View the post titled Another piece to Ontario’s Climate Change response
New Trails Legislation Introduced in Ontario
Just in time for the upcoming summer holiday season, Ontario has passed new legislation designed to improve and protect the province’s trails system. The new act, the Supporting Ontario’s Trails Act, 2016, act introduces a new piece of legislation, the Ontario Trails Act, 2016. The Ontario T…View the post titled New Trails Legislation Introduced in Ontario
Could an update to the Environmental Registry be coming soon?
Change may soon be coming to the Environmental Registry. The Registry has been crucial to supporting public participation in environmental decision making in Ontario for nearly two decades. Created under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 and administered by the Ministry of the Environme…View the post titled Could an update to the Environmental Registry be coming soon?
$8,000 Fine and $10,950 Restitution Payment for Diesel Fuel Spill
Earlier this month, a truck driver pleaded guilty to failing to provide notice of a diesel fuel spill to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”). He was fined $8,000 (plus the 25% victim fine surcharge of $1,250) for the offence, and ordered to pay $10,950.07 in restitution …View the post titled $8,000 Fine and $10,950 Restitution Payment for Diesel Fuel Spill
Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine
Another significant penalty has been ordered in relation to an offence under the Fisheries Act. Earlier this month, a Nova Scotia pulp and paper company was ordered by a provincial court to pay $225,000 in relation to a pipeline break that released 47 million litres of untreated effluent int…View the post titled Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine
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