Category Archives: federal environmental regulation

Alberta company fined $1.775 million for violating Migratory Birds Convention Act

Environment and Climate Change Canada (“ECCC”) reports that, on January 2, 2019, Syncrude Canada Ltd. (“Syncrude), pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Alberta to violating the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and was sentenced to pay a fine of $1.775 million, which … Continue reading

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Canada’s National Statement at COP24

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna delivered Canada’s National Statement yesterday at COP24 in Katowice, Poland in the following speech: “President, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here at COP24 in Katowice. Today … Continue reading

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PERC seller’s duty to ensure dry-cleaner complies with equipment regs – $300K fine

A recent successful prosecution by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) highlights the responsibility on a seller of the dry-cleaning fluid commonly known as PERC  to ensure that its purchaser’s dry-cleaning facility meets regulatory equipment specifications. On December 10, 2018, … 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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Canada takes final step to ban asbestos

Environment and Climate Change Canada, along with Health Canada, published the Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II on October 17, 2018. These new regulations apply to any person who manufactures, imports, sells or uses … Continue reading

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Crown not bound to consult Aboriginal peoples on changes to law: Supreme Court of Canada

In Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada had to consider whether the Crown has a duty to consult Aboriginal peoples when deciding on changes to laws that may harm their treaty rights, and whether courts have a … Continue reading

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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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