Category Archives: Environmental Approvals

Ontario Proposes Two-Year Moratorium On New Bottled Water Takings From Groundwater

Ontario has proposed a two-year moratorium on new or expanded water takings from groundwater by bottling companies, as well as stricter rules for renewals of existing permits. Ontarians have until Dec. 1, 2016 to comment on the proposal through the Environmental … Continue reading

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Manning Environmental Law named Canadian Environmental Compliance Law Firm of 2016 by Corporate Livewire

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United Kingdom – Today 17th October 2016 marks the highly acclaimed publication of Corporate LiveWire’s 2016 Legal Awards’ Winners Guide. The Legal Awards is a highly renowned awards programme created to celebrate the ever flourishing Global Law community. Corporate LiveWire … Continue reading

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Trudeau moves to unwind Harper’s rollback of Canada’s environmental protection legislation

In 2012, the Harper government made a series of draconian changes to Canada’s  environmental protection legislation, not least the rules on federal environmental assessment and those dealing with the review of pipeline applications by the National Energy Board (NEB). In January … Continue reading

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Court Extends Limitation Period in Alberta Contamination Case

We are pleased to publish this guest post from our friends and colleagues at the Calgary office of McLennan Ross LLP, where the authors: Gavin Fitch, Q.C. is a partner and Marco Baldasaro is an associate. The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench … Continue reading

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NEB recommends conditional approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Amid a flurry of protest from environmentalists and First Nations, the National Energy Board (NEB) has recommended that Canada’s  Governor in Council approve the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (Project), subject to 157 conditions. Controversial aspects of the recommendation include the Board’s … Continue reading

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Federal Court of Appeal dismisses appeal of Darlington nuclear refurbishment EA

In a decision issued on April 13 2016 that will disappoint many public interest groups, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal of the Federal Court’s refusal to allow a judicial review of the environmental assessment (EA)  decision under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, … Continue reading

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Northern Gateway Pipeline Requires Provincial Environmental Approval

We are pleased to publish this guest post from our friends and colleagues at Siskinds LLP where the author Paula Boutis is a lawyer practising with the environmental law group. A BC court has declared that an agreement (Agreement) between the … Continue reading

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