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Today is the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On this day, Manning Environmental Law honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. There were 140 federally run Indian Residential Schools which operated in Canada between 1831 and 1998. The last school closed only … Continue reading

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Southwind v Canada – SCC increases $30mill compensation to First Nation for dam project.

The Supreme Court rules that $30 million award to Lac Seul First Nation was not enough compensation for flooded reserve land. Part of Lac Seul First Nation (LSFN)’s reserve land in northern Ontario was flooded for a hydroelectricity project that began in the 1920s. … Continue reading

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Paul Manning ranked by Lexpert as one of Canada’s Leading Environmental Law Practitioners in 2021

I am delighted to be included once again by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in its 2021 ranking of Canada’s Leading Environmental Law Practitioners, and to have been “repeatedly recommended” by my peers in Lexpert’s survey. Thank you to all … Continue reading

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Canada to Recognize Right to a Healthy Environment

The Government of Canada announced today that it will modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) and, in so doing, will recognize Canadians’ right to a healthy environment. The Government of Canada is proposing to recognize that every individual … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada declares Trudeau’s Carbon Pricing Plan Constitutional

In 2018, Parliament enacted the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, S.C. 2018, c. 12, s. 186  (“GGPPA ”). Parliament passed the GGPPA based on an international consensus that greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global climate change. Countries around the world committed to drastically reduce … Continue reading

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SEASONS GREETINGS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MANNING ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

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Government of Canada introduces bill to legislate net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Yesterday, the Canadian Government introduced legislation, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, to achieve Canada’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Act will do the following: Legally bind the Government to a process to achieve net-zero emissions … Continue reading

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Paul Manning to Speak at Altech’s Webinar on Air Permitting.

With more stringent air contaminant concentration standards now in effect, some companies may no longer be in compliance with the emission limits. Certified #environmentallaw specialist Paul H. Manning (Manning Environmental Law) will join Altech’s resident senior #airpollution engineer, Elham Gorouhi,MSc, P.Eng, to speak at Altech’s November 18th … Continue reading

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Manning Environmental Law’s 10th Anniversary

We cannot allow the the month come to and end without celebrating the 10th anniversary of Manning Environmental Law, which took place on October 1. We are very proud to have been established for 10 years and take the opportunity … Continue reading

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Hunter convicted of Migratory Bird Convention violations

Under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, Environment and Climate Change Canada is responsible for protecting migratory birds, their nests, and eggs and for regulating potentially harmful human activities that may affect them. Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that in … Continue reading

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