Category Archives: Environmental

Paul Manning named as one of Canada’s leading environmental and climate change lawyers: Who’s Who Legal 2022

Manning Environmental Law is  delighted to announce that Paul  has been named again by Who’s Who Legal: 2022 as one of Canada’s leading environmental lawyers and as one of Canada’s leading climate change lawyers . Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal … Continue reading

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Canada launches Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System

Under most emissions trading systems, regulated industries, which fail to meet their greenhouse gas emission target must make up the shortfall either with a punitive payment or by purchasing emissions trading credits. Regulated parties whose emissions are less than their … Continue reading

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Paul Manning ranked by Lexpert as one of Canada’s Leading Environmental Law Practitioners in 2022

I am delighted to be included once again by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in its 2022 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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Is Canada’s proposed Clean Electricity Standard constitutional?

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, launched consultations to develop Canada’s Clean Electricity Standard (CES) intended to drive progress towards a net-zero electricity grid by 2035. Work on clean electricity, the Minister says, will also … Continue reading

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Canada moves to ban harmful single-use plastics

Today, the Government of Canada announced that draft regulations prohibiting certain single-use plastics have been published for public comment. It is estimated that the regulations will prevent more than 23,000 tonnes of plastic pollution from entering the environment over a … 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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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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