Bill 55 and public participation
Dalton McGuinty is Ontario’s greenest Premier, and his government has a strong environmental record (especially in contrast to our federal government!) But environmental groups are raising concerns about Bill 55, the proposed Strong Action for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2012. Bill …View the post titled Bill 55 and public participation
Saxe Law Office a proud supporter of the first Twitter Moot
In February, West Coast Environmental Law organized the world’s first Twitter moot. As sponsor of Osgoode’s winning team, we are pleased to say it was a resounding success! At one point more people were discussing the Twitter Moot than any other issue in Canada (it was the “trending to…View the post titled Saxe Law Office a proud supporter of the first Twitter Moot
Cericola Farms fined $80,000 for wastewater runoff
On February 8, 2012, Cericola Farms Limited of Bradford, Ontario, pleaded guilty to three violations under the Ontario Water Resources Act for discharging chicken processing effluent into a creek that may impair the quality of the water and two counts of failing to comply with their Certific…View the post titled Cericola Farms fined $80,000 for wastewater runoff
Citizen air quality monitoring?
Can large amounts of low quality, citizen-collected environmental data produce meaningful resultsView the post titled Citizen air quality monitoring?
A reader writes about water taking
Hi Ms. Saxe I live in Waterloo Ontario. I wanted to inform you of something I recently discovered. A new well is being proposed in the City of Waterloo and I submitted a Part II order request for the well saying it lacks evidence for proven need, it poses a risk to natural recharge areas...View the post titled A reader writes about water taking
Charter 30th anniversary
Today is the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter has had an enormous impact on Canadian society, both good and bad, especially in areas of criminal law and social policy. The Charter does not mention the environment.View the post titled Charter 30th anniversary
$10,000 fine for false information
Shawn Paul Haniff pleaded guilty to two violations under the Environmental Protection Act for giving false information to a provincial officer during a Waste Disposal System Certificate of Approval interview.View the post titled $10,000 fine for false information
Bike Union: Jarvis EA breach?
In response to a City Council resolution to remove the Jarvis Street bike lanes that were installed in July 2010, and add a fifth reversible centre lane, the Toronto Cyclists Union sought a legal opinion whether the Project would be subject to screening under the Municipal Class Environmenta…View the post titled Bike Union: Jarvis EA breach?
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