Category Archives: emissions trading scheme

Climate Change: Ford government will compensate cap and trade participants in program wind down

Yesterday, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Rod Phillips announced details of legislation that will, if passed, formally end the cap-and-trade carbon tax era in Ontario. The Province revoked the cap-and-trade carbon tax regulation and prohibited all trading … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

More Galleries | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Doug Ford Announces an End to Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade Emissions Trading Scheme

In a controversial but unsurprising move, Ontario Premier-designate Doug Ford today announced that his cabinet’s first act following the swearing-in of his government will be to cancel Ontario’s current cap-and-trade scheme, and challenge the federal government’s authority to impose a … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , | Leave a comment

OECD: Canada needs to speed up efforts to green its energy and transport sectors

The OECD released its third Environmental Performance Review of Canada yesterday,  According to that report, a reaffirmed commitment to fighting climate change has set Canada on a greener course, but the country needs to quickly implement planned measures to reduce the carbon … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Climate Change: Paul Manning speaks to Law Times about carbon pricing

Law Times spoke with Paul Manning recently about the impact of carbon pricing across Canada. His comments are reproduced in its article “Uneven Carbon Pricing Means Guidance Needed”, which can be accessed here ____________________________________________________________ Manning Environmental Law is a Canadian law … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged | Leave a comment

Climate Action -Time for implementation

I had the pleasure today of attending a lecture given by Angel Gurría, the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) at the Munk School of Global Affairs in theUniversity of Toronto,. The Secretary-General emphasised the failure of current international efforts … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ontario government issues its Long Term Energy Plan 2017 as Opposition plans to unwind cap and trade

As Kathleen’s Wynne’s government releases Ontario’s  2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), Delivering Fairness and Choice,  Patrick Brown’s Progressive Conservative Party  (PCP) prepares to vote on two policy resolutions that seek to unwind major parts of the Liberal environmental strategy. Among the recommended policy resolutions … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Fight Against Climate Change: Ontario enters Québec-California carbon market

Today, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard hosted Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and California Governor Edmund G. Brown in Québec City to sign an agreement linking the carbon markets of Québec, Ontario and California. In stark contrast to current U.S. federal thinking, … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Paul Manning Speaks at Hazmat Management Magazine’s Remediation Technology Seminar

I was delighted to to join the roster of speakers at  Hazmat Management Magazines’ Remediation Technology Seminar at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga today., The seminar provided an overview of new developments in remediation technology in Canada and discussed how new regulations will … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ontario passes the the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act

In our post on February 4, 2016: Ontario introduces new climate change legislation we reported the Ontario Government’s introduction of  the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act. That Act was passed today and awaits royal assent before becoming law. Under the Act, money raised … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , | Leave a comment