Category Archives: International Environmental Law

Manning Environmental Law Celebrates World Environment Day

World Environment Day Canada hosts the World Environment Day celebrations today succeeding 2016 host Angola. Canada has chosen the theme “Connecting People to Nature” for 2017, which invites people to enjoy the outdoors and to take forward the call to … Continue reading

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Quebec Refinery Fined $500K For Fisheries Act Violations

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on February 24, 2017, Valero Energy Inc.–Jean Gaulin Refinery (formerly Ultramar Ltd.) in Lévis, Quebec, pleaded guilty to six counts, and was sentenced to pay the sum of $500,000. The investigation conducted by … Continue reading

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Illegal Ivory Import Nets Hefty Fine in Federal Prosecution

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on March 6, 2017, Ms. Xiu Mei Cui pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of British Columbia to two counts under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial … Continue reading

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Standing Rock protesters celebrate victory as army blocks approval of Dakota Access Pipeline crossing easement

The U.S.  Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced yesterday. Jo-Ellen Darcy said she … Continue reading

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Countries agree to amend Montreal Protocol in largest climate breakthrough since Paris

Nearly 200 countries struck a landmark deal in Kigali on 15 October 2016 to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of … Continue reading

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Paul Manning named as one of the world’s leading environmental lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: 2016

We are delighted to announce that Paul  has been named by Who’s Who Legal: 2016 as one of the world’s  leading environmental lawyers . Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in business  law since 1996. Nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey … Continue reading

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Ontario Signs Joint Declaration on Climate Change in Guadalajara

Ontario Working with Québec and Mexico to Advance Carbon Markets Ontario has signed a joint declaration with Québec and Mexico, committing to working together to fight climate change. Ontario signed the agreement during Premier Kathleen Wynne’s mission to Mexico. The … Continue reading

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Turning turtle: seafood supplier pleads guilty to illegal importation of protected turtles

Environment Canada reports that Mr. Jie Hua Shen, of Toronto, Ontario, owner of Marine Seafood Inc., was ordered to pay $25,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice, after pleading guilty on March 24, 2016, to the illegal importation of Florida … Continue reading

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Fine and probation for smuggler caught with turtles strapped to his legs

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that Mr. Dong Yan of Windsor, Ontario, was convicted in the Provincial Offences Court on February 17, 2016, for illegally importing reptiles into Canada that were transported in contravention of a foreign state’s law. The … Continue reading

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Endangered species conviction for unlawful import of exotic leather goods

Environment Canada reports that Mr. Khoa Tran Boa Le, of North York, Ontario, was fined $10,000 during proceedings at the Ontario Provincial courthouse in Mississauga on February 3, 2016. Mr. Le was found guilty of importing, without a permit, leather products … Continue reading

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