Category Archives: Environmental Approvals

NEB recommends approval of Trans Mountain Expansion Project

In what will undoubtedly prove to be a controversial move with environmental and Indigenous groups, the National Energy Board (NEB) delivered its Reconsideration report to the Government of Canada on Friday of last week, with an overall recommendation that the … Continue reading

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Provincial Environmental Obligations Prevail Over Federal Bankruptcy Laws – Supreme Court of Canada

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the case of Orphan Well Association, et al. v. Grant Thornton Limited, et al.Orphan Well Association, et al. v. Grant Thornton Limited, et al.  The decision writes another chapter in … Continue reading

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Conviction for unlawful import of protected coral species into Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) reports that, on December 4, 2018, 2-Eleven Buyers Inc. pleaded guilty to violating subsection 6(2) of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act, by importing a protected coral species … Continue reading

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Cannabis Producers and Environmental Laws: Paul Manning speaks to the Canadian Lawyer

The Canadian Lawyer spoke with Paul Manning and other environmental law colleagues recently about environmental hurdles faced by Ontario’s cannabis producers. His comments are reproduced in the Canadian Lawyers’ October 18 issue in its article “Cannabis producers face complex combination … Continue reading

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Major Blow to Transmountain Pipeline Expansion as Federal Court of Appeal Quashes Government Approval

In a first but telling blow for the Transmountain Pipeline Expansion project, the Federal Court of Appeal issued its decision today in the appeal of Tsleil-Waututh Nation v. Canada (Attorney General) quashing the Federal Government’s Order in Council approving the project. The … Continue reading

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Building an Effective and Gender-Sensitive Environmental Management Regime

I am delighted to participate this week in the First Regional Forum of SIRD in Arusha, Tanzania: Towards Transparency, Gender Sensitivity and Accountability. Warm congratulations to SIRD on organizing a very successful First Forum. I was honoured to be invited … Continue reading

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TransCanada withdraws Energy East pipeline application

The Energy East pipeline review application is at an end. TransCanada wrote to the National Energy Board (NEB) on October 5, 2017 formally withdrawing its applications for the Energy East Project, Asset Transfer (Energy East) and Eastern Mainline Project (EMP) (collectively, … Continue reading

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