Advanced Environmental Law Practitioner Roundtable: The Legal Landscape Following Midwest, Crombie And Huang

I will join a faculty of my peers on Wednesday May 24, 2017  to help facilitate the Ontario Bar Association’s program: Advanced Environmental Law Practitioner Roundtable: The Legal Landscape Following Midwest, Crombie And Huang

Experienced members of the environmental bar will explore the significance and potential reach and limits of the Courts’ application of (i) section 99 of the Environmental Protection Act and (ii) key principles related to the common law environmental torts in the Huang v. Fraser Hillary’s Limited and Midwest Properties Ltd. v. Thordarson decisions, as well as analyze the outcome of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Crombie v. McColl on the future of contaminated land litigation and transactions.  Gain the opportunity to participate in an in-depth discussion on the potential impacts of these cases, including:

  • The breadth of s. 99 as a new statutory cause of action, and the availability of damages for spills that preceded the enactment of s. 99
  • The ability to pierce the corporate veil and increase the likelihood of individual liability
  • The discovery and diligence requirements imposed upon buyers in the context of contaminated land transactions
  • The overall impact of these decisions on future cases involving the classic environmental law torts: nuisance, trespass, strict liability, and negligence cases

The Roundtable will take place at the Twenty Toronto Street Conference Centre, 20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5C 2B8.

I look forward to seeing you there. If you haven’t already registered you can do so here


Manning Environmental Law is a Canadian law firm based in Toronto, Ontario. Our practice is focussed on environmental law, energy law and aboriginal law. 

Paul Manning is a certified specialist in environmental law. He has been named as one of the World’s Leading Environmental Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: 2016.

As always, these posts  are provided only as a general guide and are not legal advice. If you do have any issue that requires legal advice please get in touch. Our contact details can be found here

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