Category Archives: International Law

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

Gallery | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Gallery | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paul Manning appointed to Canadian Advisory Committee for “Supporting Inclusive Resource Development In East Africa” (SIRD)

Manning Environmental Law is pleased to announce that Paul Manning has been appointed a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee for Supporting Inclusive Resource Development in East Africa (SIRD). SIRD is a five year project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

OECD: Canada needs to speed up efforts to green its energy and transport sectors

The OECD released its third Environmental Performance Review of Canada yesterday,  According to that report, a reaffirmed commitment to fighting climate change has set Canada on a greener course, but the country needs to quickly implement planned measures to reduce the carbon … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Climate Action -Time for implementation

I had the pleasure today of attending a lecture given by Angel Gurría, the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) at the Munk School of Global Affairs in theUniversity of Toronto,. The Secretary-General emphasised the failure of current international efforts … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment