Category Archives: Constitutional Law

Ontario Files Arguments to Challenge the Federal Government’s Carbon Tax 

Ontario’s Government has filed a statement with the Federal Court of Appeal summarizing the arguments it will make challenging the constitutionality of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The province will argue that the federal act imposes an … Continue reading

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Ontario Announces Constitutional Challenge to Federal Government’s Carbon Tax Scheme

Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks Rod Phillips and Attorney General Caroline Mulroney has announced that the Government of Ontario will take immediate steps to challenge the constitutionality of the federal government’s carbon pricing at the Ontario Court of Appeal. … Continue reading

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Paul Manning Speaks to ICIS News About Ford’s Challenge to Trudeau’s Federal Carbon Pricing

ICIS News spoke with Paul Manning recently about the risks facing Ontario’s newly elected Progressive Conservative Government in its threatened constitutional challenge to the imposition of carbon pricing by Canada’s Federal Government. Paul’s comments are reproduced in ICIS subscription only … Continue reading

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COP21: The World Agrees Action On Climate Change

Yesterday saw 195 nations achieve an historic agreement in Paris to combat climate change. Why was it so important? Firstly and perhaps most importantly, the Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause in the … Continue reading

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‘Twas the night before COP 21: The week before the 2015 Paris Climate Conference saw major announcements from Alberta and Ontario

The 21st Conference of Parties begins tomorrow. Prime Minister Trudeau and the Premiers of the Canadian Provinces will join other world leaders in Paris. COP 21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over … Continue reading

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Public participation in federal environmental hearings: SCC refuses leave to appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused leave to appeal a challenge to the constitutionality of the public participation provisions of the National Energy Board Act. In Quarmby, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada, et al., 2015 FCA (36353), … Continue reading

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First Nations, Ontario Sign Historic Political Accord

In what Regional Chief Isadore Day described as “the most important collective milestone in modern times”, Chiefs of Ontario and the Government of Ontario signed a historic Political Accord on Tuesday August, 24, 2015. That Accord Affirms that First Nations’ … Continue reading

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