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Provincial Pollution Indemnity Does Not Cover Regulatory Order: SCC Overturns Ontario Court Of Appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has overturned the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Resolute FP Canada Inc. v. Ontario (Attorney General) deciding that an indemnity given by the province to private corporations did not extend to the … Continue reading

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Paul Manning Speaks at the  Hazardous Waste and Environmental Response Conference – HWERC 2019

I was delighted to to join the roster of speakers at the  Hazardous Waste and Environmental Response Conference – HWERC 2019, which took place at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga yesterday and today. My presentation, titled The Duty to Report … Continue reading

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Ontario aerosol manufacturer fined for violating Environmental Emergency Regulations

As of August 24, 2019, the Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 replaced the existing Environmental Emergency Regulations., which require industry to take steps to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the accidental release of harmful chemicals. The Regulations require that any person who owns, … Continue reading

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Company fined $564,000 for Unlawful Import and Sale of Products Containing Volatile Organic Compounds

Les Entrepôts A.B. inc., a Québec-based company, was fined a total of $564,000 after pleading guilty, on October 4, to three counts of contravening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Automotive … Continue reading

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CSA Issues Guidance On Reporting Climate Change Risks

Securities legislation in Canada requires reporting issuers – broadly, corporations that issue securities to the public – to disclose the material risks affecting their business and, where practicable, the financial impacts of such risks. Although climate change-related risks are expected … Continue reading

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Ontario takes its carbon tax challenge to the Supreme Court

In our article “Federal Carbon Tax Is Legal” published on June 30, 2019, we reported that the Ontario Court of Appeal had upheld the federal government of Canada’s constitutional right to impose a nationwide price on carbon emissions. As anticipated, … Continue reading

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Ontario Takes Next Steps To Transition Blue Box Costs From Municipalities to Producers

Building on commitments in its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan and recommendations from Special Advisor David Lindsay’s report on Recycling and Plastic Waste, the Ontario government  announced today next steps to transition the costs of the Blue Box Program away from municipal … Continue reading

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